Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

News at MCLHR

MCHS Spring Craft Show March 11 - in Sparta!
The Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS) is hopping back over to Sparta for their 94th Annual Spring Art/Crafts and Country Gift Show, to be held Saturday March 11, 2023 from 8:30am - 3:30pm...
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Last Chance to See "Lights and LEGO" is Jan. 28th
Saturday, January 28th is your last chance to see “Festive Favorites: Lights and LEGO” at the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

Obtaining Records for Attendees of the Child Center / State School

The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum does not have the Child Center/State School attendee records, as they are sealed records kept down in the State of WI Archives in Madison. The records of children who lived at the Sparta Child Center (a.k.a. State School for Dependent and Neglected Children) are restricted unless you are seeking your own records or are the next of kin of that person.

MCLHR does have some institutional records and photographs (searchable by name on this website), but not personal/official information about the children who passed through the Child Center.

To gain access to the attendees’ records, the first step is to contact the Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Services: 608-422-6928

Did YOU attend the Sparta Child Center?
Please click HERE to learn more about our "Children of The Child Center" history project.