Each letter of the alphabet will represent a place, person, or event that is remarkable about the county. In addition, historic artifacts and images will be featured. We are grateful that several county businesses, organizations, and individuals supported us in our vision by contributing financially to the project.
For more information visit www. Is it time to search your ancestors again? There are now more thannewspaper articles abstracted from Monroe County newspapers from the s to s. Be sure to search www. Just plug in the name or search term in the "Keywords" box. Thursday, May 10, 7pm: Presented by Adam Balz.
For more info visit: These records can be useful tools to learn an individual's birth date, residence, siblings, schools attended, and parent or guardian when otherwise not available. Individual Student Records were compiled for rural school students born between approximately and While not complete for every record, the information recorded may include student name, date of birth, place of birth, parent name and occupation, nationality of parents, address, student grades, class year for 8th grade graduationschools attended and when, and teachers' names see example image, below.
Simply click on "Get Copy of Record" and the name of the person for whom you are requesting a School Census or Student Record will be added to the "shopping cart. Thursday, April 5th, 7pm: Thursday, March 8, 7pm: The artifacts they unearthed, including arrowheads, pottery, and beads, reveal a wealth of scientific information about years of human activity in Monroe County.
Alexander Woods will go beyond the artifacts, putting into focus the science and technology that goes into archaeological analysis both in the field and in the laboratory. This 45 minute presentation will reveal how scientists use modern technology to help understand Monroe County's past.
Also opening that evening is an exhibit curated by the Fort McCoy archaeological team featuring the artifacts discovered during their excavations. The archaeology exhibit will be on view through Summer The February 8th archaeology program begins at 7pm. With topics ranging from archaeology to World War I, from past county disasters to regional hops growing, there is sure to be a program for everyone.
The first program, February 8, will be Solving Secrets with Science: It will be followed March 8 by Regional Hops Growing: This program will give an overview of hops growing in the area, past and present.
The Flood ofthe Tomah High school fire, and the tornado that ripped through Kendall in For more info on these events call or visit www. As you may have already heard, the Local History Room is planning to unveil a new and exciting, long-term exhibit later this spring.
It is also our most ambitious exhibit, to say the least. This week is being specially dedicated to activities directly related to the fabrication of the exhibit, both on and off site.
LHR will return to its normal hours on Saturday, January 20th. We are excited for all of the great things coming in ! K-3rd grade suggested but ALL are welcome. Free admission to the Museums and for the craft activities.
The museums are located at West Main St.
For more info call: Normal hours are This retro holiday display recreates what Christmas morning might have looked like sixty years ago, highlighted with dozens of classic toys under the tree. Museum and event admission is free. The Local History Room is located at W. Main Street in Sparta. Regular museum hours are Monday-Saturday, It will also be open until 8pm on NovemberDecemberand For more information call or visit Facebook.
Bask in the nostalgia as you view dozens of the most popular playthings of the s on display right in front of your eyes.
Time travel through television as you watch year-old commercials on a TV. Get goosepimply as you page through Christmas catalogs from six decades ago. Bring the whole family and see what Christmas morning was like in the s. The public is invited to a special open house on Monday, November 13th from 6: Enjoy a sneak preview of the display as well as sweet holiday treats. Pioneer Games on Sat.
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For more info visit www. Three art activities will be available to visitors: Come and go from 9am-3pm. Instructors will be on hand. All skill and age levels are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be available to purchase on site.
One new index is the Monroe County Mortality Index. It is a database of names and accompanying information listed on mortality schedules from the, and US Federal Censuses for Monroe County.
A person was listed on a mortality schedule if he or she died within the previous year of when the census was taken anytime between June 1 of the year prior to the census thru May 31 of the census year.
Mortality schedule information may be useful as death records were not required by the State of Wisconsin until Besides name, residence, age, and date of death, additional information may include: This is an index of individuals who resided in Monroe County and applied for a U.
Passport to travel abroad prior to Besides names, birthdates, residency and application date information, passport applications often contain additional information including: Some individuals may have applied for a passport more than once. These records may be of particular interest for genealogists researching an immigrant ancestor who later returned to visit their home country.
There are now a half-million Monroe County names and keywords searchable through MonroeCountyHistory. Over 13, historic photographs are also available to view. We had such a good turnout back in February, we thought we'd have it again. Using a unique blend of memories and images, storytellers extraordinaire Sara Slayton and Terry Visger will share tales of growing up in the s and s as they read selections from their hilarious, touching and memorable book.
The Wisconsin Farmer's Union. Come on Saturdays in March to learn some tips, tricks, and tools of the trade to make Ancestry. The schedule of programs will include: Searching Records on Ancesty. The Local History Room does have Ancestry. Any experience level welcome. For more information, call the Local History Room ate-mail monroecomsa gmail.
From 10am-1pm, come and go. The display features a collection of over illuminated buildings depicting the magic, mystery, and childhood innocence of the North Pole.
From the reindeer stables to the various candy stores and elf workshops, this enchanting and whimsical display embodies the wonder and joy of Christmas for visitors young and old. An opening reception for the display, featuring refreshments and seasonal treats, will occur on Thursday, November 17, from 6: The miniature Christmas Village will be on display through January Kids can visit Santa at the History Room on December 3rd from Museum admission is free.
It will also be open until 8pm on NovemberDecemberand December Church records are a valuable but often overlooked resource for genealogists and congregational historians. The workshop will discuss why church records are so important and what information can be found in them.
It will also offer some tips and tricks to help congregations better search within and preserve their records for future use. Space is limited so please RSVP early to to reserve your spot. Please call the Local History Room at with any questions or for more information.
Researchers can now search the index to discover if a family member registered for the draft between and Shortly after the U. While a large number of those who registered for the draft did not end up serving in the military, the records still contain valuable and often overlooked information for genealogists.
Since the information on the Draft Registration Card was given directly by the individual in question, it is often more reliable than that found in censuses, obituaries, death records, and others whose information was provided second or third hand by a spouse or child.
Not only does the World War I Draft Registration Card list basic information like name, age, birth date, and place of residence, but it will also include birthplace, citizenship status, occupation and employer, marital status, race, and dependent information.
The birthplace listed can be of particular importance for finding out where a family came from. The description can be of particular interest when a photograph is lacking for an individual. Kids wanting to bring the action home from the theater with them could find their favorite heroes, villains, creatures and spaceships in miniature size on the toy shelves.
These toys today are as iconic as the movies themselves. For more information contact or www.
From the White House to Arlington Cemetery. Quart size cleans over a dozen standard-sized gravestones. Comes with cleaning instructions. Find out more here: The Stories Cemeteries Tell: A Case Study, by Greg Wegner. Thursday, May 12th at 7pm.
Hear about the historical and genealogical discoveries made by Greg Wegner and his team of volunteers during their season-long restoration project at Fairview Cemetery, Bangor.
Tobacco Raising in Wisconsin, by Glenn Borreson. Learn the history and heritage of this once important cash crop. Share your own stories of growing and harvesting this labor intensive agricultural product.
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Main Street in downtown Sparta. For more information, please call or visit www. Index to Monroe County Deaths: History[ edit ] Main entrance The school was founded in by Nicholas Murray Butler as a co-educational experimental and developmental unit of Teachers College at Columbia University. The school moved in to th Street in Morningside Heights.
The Teachers College therefore created the Lincoln Schoollocated on th Street, across the street from Central Parkto continue its experiments in teaching. The school split into separate all-male and all-female schools and inthe Boys' School moved to th Street in Riverdale, Bronxand during the s it severed formal ties with Columbia University and became Horace Mann School.
At that point, only the lower school was mixed. Inthe sixth grade moved from the Horace Mann-Barnard campus to the main th Street campus and formed a distinct Middle Division along with the seventh and eighth grades.
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For the — academic year, The Middle and Upper Divisions have separate student government bodies. The entire school is overseen by a Head of School.
The ninth and current Head is Thomas M. Kelly also school Headreplacing Robin Ann Ingram who departed in The current Upper Division head is Dr. Jessica Levenstein, who replaced Dr. David Schiller in Its faculty members hold master's degrees and 27 doctoral degrees.