Spotlight: Mount Horeb History collections
The Mount Horeb Area History collection documents and depicts the early 20th century in Mount Horeb, WI. The collection is comprised of family memoirs, and books. Read about early life in Mount Horeb, when, “As long as you had a fire in the stove, the water was hot” or learn about early immigrants to the area. Special attention should also be paid to three rare photographs of John F. Kennedy campaigning in Mount Horeb in 1960.
The UWDC also features a collection documenting the WWII Veterans of Mount Horeb. Some of these color pictures, an uncommon find during the war, are surprisingly similar to images you would find on social networking platform Instagram. This collection represents a comprehensive historical documentation of Mount Horeb resident’s direct participation in World War II.
Both collections were funded by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants which provide financial support for public libraries to digitize and make their local library resources available online.