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Local History

Reference Services

Our history resources are currently unavailable to the public. Please call or email if you have any questions.

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.

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.

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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