Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

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Sparta History Trivia June 4 at Sparta Soda Works
How well do you know your Sparta trivia? Come find out on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 pm at the Sparta Soda Works (121 E...
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May 23 History Program: "The Ho-Chunk Struggle Against Removal from Wisconsin"
The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum presents: "The Ho-Chunk Struggle Against Removal from Wisconsin" by UW-Madison history professor and author Stephen Kantrowitz...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

MCLHR Partners & Links

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 County Register of Deeds Office
The Monroe County Register of Deeds Office is the official repository for Monroe County Real Estate and Vital Records.

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.

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.

Sparta Historic Preservation Commission

Tomah Historic Preservation Commission


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!

Fort McCoy Commemorative Area & History Center
Explore the history of Fort McCoy at the Commemorative Area, which consists of five WWII-era buildings, a History Center, Equipment Park, and Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Ho-Chunk Nation Museum & Cultural Center
The Ho-Chunk Nation Museum & Cultural Center promotes, shelters, and preserves the past, present, and future Ho-Chunk way of life for all generations. Open Monday through Friday, 9-3. Located at 1108 Superior Ave, Tomah, WI 54660.

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

Tomah Area 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