Our history resources are available to the public any time during library hours. For more in-depth inquiries that require staff assistance, a meeting may be scheduled in order to assure a staff member is available. Call or email ahead if you would like to schedule a meeting.
History Room Policies
- Materials cannot be checked out: they must be used in the History Room.
- History Room items may be scanned or copied at the standard library price.
- It is the patron’s responsibility to determine if the intended use violates copyright laws.
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These conversations were compiled as part of a library-sponsored oral history project. The speakers shared their memories of historic events and life in Somerset. They were recorded as part of an effort to preserve local history.
Our local history collection focuses on the history of the town and village of Somerset, from its settlement to the present. The collection contains information on local businesses, churches, family genealogies, and noteworthy events throughout the town’s history. A variety of materials make up the collection, including books, photographs, maps, clippings files, audiovisual formats, and more.
Collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and biographical materials relating to areas associated with the St. Croix River Valley and in particular, areas in Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin