The Scott History & Genealogy Room
The room is used for the collection, preservation, and public research of a local history collection. A variety of historical materials make up the collection, including photos, maps, and family histories. Stop by the front desk to learn more.
Accessing the Collection
The collection is accessible between the hours of 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. To access archives outside of our regular hours, contact us at (715) 247-5228 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules for 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site is a service of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association that provides access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers both historical and current.