Local History

Reference Services

Our history resources are available to the public.  Photo galleries and readings of oral histories can be found on this page.  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.

Phone: 715-247-5228

Email: Somersetpl@somersetlibrary.org

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.

Somerset Public Library YouTube Channel 

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.

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.

This local history collection of photos are avaiable in the history room and on Flickr.


208 Hud Street
Somerset, WI 54025





MON: 1PM - 6PM Takeout Appointments

TUE: 2PM - 7PM Scheduled Inside Appointments

WED: 10AM - 6PM Takeout Appointments

THU: 10AM - 5PM Scheduled Inside Appointments

FRI: 10AM - 6PM Takeout Appointments

SAT: 10AM - 12PM Takeout Appointments



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