History Room Closed Jan. 10-17 for Maintenance The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum will be closed to the public from January 10 through January 17, 2022 for seasonal maintenance (painting) and cleaning... Click here for more
1960S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY AT HISTORY ROOM IN SPARTA It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – of the 1960s – at the Monroe County Local History Room and Museum in Sparta... Click here for more
Former Child Center Attendees -- Help Save Your History!
The Wisconsin Child Center in Sparta, WI (a.k.a. State School) played an important part in the history of Monroe County and has touched the lives of numerous people. The story of the children who passed through the Child Center is in danger of being forgotten.
That is why we are asking former Child Center residents to share their experiences at the Child Center by filling out a questionnaire that will be archived in our research library. Please click HERE to open the Child Center Memory Questionnaire. Print off the form and answer the questions as best as you can. Your name will be kept confidential. Return the completed form to:
Local History Room
200 West Main St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Your completed memory questionnaire will be archived along with the others in our library and available for patrons to read. In this way, the history of the children who attended the Child Center will not be lost. Please contact Jarrod Roll, County Historian, at 608-269-8680 with any questions.
Thank you again for helping us preserve your history.