Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
Yes! We are open. Click HERE to read about our special hours and how to make a reservation to visit.

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"Toys We Love" Exhibit Opens Nov. 19th - up for a year
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The polls are now open to cast your vote for the most beloved toys made from the 1940s through 1990s...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

  • These interactive programs can be conducted on site at the Local History Room in Sparta or can be brought to your classroom (anywhere in Monroe County).
  • A minimum of 15 students within five grade levels is required to participate in LHR programming.
  • Programs can be adapted to high school aged students.
  • All programs correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects.
  • The Local History Room provides most, if not all, of the materials used in the programs, and provides all of its own equipment.
  • There is a $1 per person fee for Local History Room programming both at the museum and in Monroe County classrooms, and a minimum $2 per person fee for in classroom programming for out of county schools.
  • During each program, students will listen to a presenter, look at images, handle objects, and participate in physical activities. Always inform us of any special-needs students so that we may make any necessary adaptations.
  • Programming is designed to serve an average classroom size of 15-25 students. Other sizes can be accommodated for certain programs.
  • Please call at least three weeks in advance to schedule a program.
  • The Deke Slayton Space and Bicycle Museum shares a building with the Local History Room and also provides educational programming (for a fee). To visit both sites in one trip call: 608-269-0033.
Click HERE to book your school group at LHR or to ask a question