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The Scott History & Genealogy Room


The room is used for the collection, preservation, and public research of a local history collection.

Accessing the Collection

Due to COVID: the collection is currently available by prior appointment only. Please contact the library staff to make arrangements at (715) 247-5228 or by email at somersetpl@somersetlibrary.org.

If you do not wish to conduct your own research, assistance completed by a librarian or volunteer historian is available for a nominal fee. Please use our online Research Request Form here for more information. Collected fees and donations are reinvested into the preservation and maintenance of the History Room collection.

In-Person Use of the Collection

1. Materials cannot leave the History Room.
2. To protect the collection, food, beverages and ink pens, backpacks and large coats are NOT permitted.
3. A printer/scanner is available for use. Please see the front desk staff for pricing of photocopies.
4. Please sign the register at the front desk to utilize the local history collection.

Local History

Our local history collection focuses on the history of the Village of Somerset Village of Somerset and surrounding towns of Somerset, St. Joseph and Star Prairie.

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

A history of the Somerset area and the first settlers, this collection contains most of Rosalie Parnell’s book published in 1952 to show the history of Somereset, as well as parts of two other books: History of the St. Croix Valley by A.B. Easton (1909) and History of Northern Wisconsin by the Western Historical Society of Chicago, Illinois (1881).

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.

Written in 1956, the Triple Centennial Jubilee Souvenir Book celebrates 300 years of history.¬† It is a compilation of photos and stories of the founding and history of the Village of Somerset, Somerset Township, and St. Anne’s Church.

Other Resources

208 Hud Street
Somerset, WI 54025

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Tues, Thurs: 3PM - 6PM
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