Free Public Program to Celebrate the History of the Former Sparta Masonic Temple Building “100 Years A Landmark: Celebrating the History of the Former Sparta Masonic Temple Building,” a public program to be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm the Monroe County Local History Room and Deke Slayton Museum, 200 West Main St... Click here for more
"Art Outdoors" Event At Wegner Grotto, Sat. Aug 26 10-3 On Saturday, August 27th the Wegner Grotto County Park will host “Art Outdoors... Click here for more
Remembering the Cuban Refugee Program at Fort McCoy, 1980
Between May and November of 1980, the military base at Fort McCoy became a refugee compound where over 14,000 Cuban exiles where screened and detained as they awaited potential sponsorship from Wisconsin organizations and families. The "Resettlement Program" at Fort McCoy impacted the lives of many Monroe County citizens leaving them with unforgettable memories of that time.
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