Monroe County Local History Room & Museum


It's a GREAT Time to Research Your Family History
If you're finding yourself stuck at home these days and looking for something productive to do (and who isn't?), we would encourage you to get online and research your family history...
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History Room Temporarily Closed to the Public
Starting March 18, 2020, the Monroe County Local History Room & the Deke Slayton Space & Bicycle Museum will be closed to the public in order to comply with Wisconsin Gov...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

Check out these other websites to learn more about Monroe County genealogy, museums, history, preservation, and tourism.

History & Preservation


La Crosse Public Library Archives & Local History Area
La Crosse County's history and genealogy room. A place to search for those Monroe County ancestors who wandered over the county line or who lived in Monroe County when it was still part of La Crosse County (pre 1854).

Monroe-Juneau-Jackson Genealogical Workshop (MJJGW)
MJJGW is the genealogy club for our Monroe County, WI (and more!).

UW-La Crosse Murphy Library-Special Collections / Area Research Center
The La Crosse Area Research Center is home to Monroe County historical items not housed at the Monroe County Local History Room, including the most complete collection of Monroe County Tax Rolls.

WIGen Web Project - Monroe County
An essential website for Monroe County genealogy.

Wisconsin Historical Society's Research Portal
Be sure to search for your Monroe County ancestors here too.


Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS)
MCHS is Monroe County's historical society. Click here to learn more about their preservation activities, grant opportunities, and special programs.

Save Your Stones: Gravestone Cleaning & Preservation Services
Professional gravestone cleaning and photography services for hire. Serving Monroe County and adjacent counties. Maker of the Gravestone Cleaning Kit.


Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum
Dedicated to enhancing an understanding and encouraging an interest and appreciation in the career of Monroe County's own astronaut--Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, History of Bicycling, Wisconsin Astronauts, and aviation in Monroe County. Located in the same building as the Local History Room!

Ft. McCoy Commemorative Area & History Center
Explore WWII history, military weaponry and vehicles on display.

The Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum LTD
A Monroe County museum devoted to preserving antique dolls and steam locomotives artifacts and memorabilia.

Tomah Historical Society Museum
A museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Tomah, WI.

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Museum
A fine place to learn about Monroe County's cranberry heritage and sample some cranberry-inspired treats!


Monroe County Tourism

Sparta Chamber of Commerce

Tomah Chamber of Commerce