Monroe County Local History Room & Museum













News at MCLHR

History of Tomah Indian School May 12
Local historians and authors Kevin and Patsy Alderson will share the history of the Tomah Indian Industrial School as well as the motives for and consequences of the Indian Boarding School system...
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Census Program, 7pm March 31st
In recognition of the upcoming release of the 1950 U...
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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