Events

The Society meets the second Mondays of the month February through November at the Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron, WI, except where time and place are changed as noted. Meetings are free and open to the public.

  • Winter Recess is over!  February 10, 2020 is our first meeting of the new year.  6:30 hospitality, 7:00 p.m. program.  Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron.  Join us for an interesting and informative presentation by our Lookup Chair Rosella Amundson on using newspapers and the Library of Congress. 

          She said, “As part of look-ups for members, other individuals and myself I have found newspapers to be an invaluable tool. The Library of Congress features newspapers from many cities in the United States, with more added from time to time. This is a free site.  Newspapers.Com is another site with much information, but there is a fee for this site.  However, Newspapers.com website is available to use free of charge at the Family History Center, 644 S. 6th St., Barron.  The Family History Center is open to the public Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The presentation will concentrate on how to access each site with ease, where to go to access sites at no cost, and what interesting “goodies” one can uncover. I will also share personal anecdotes gleaned from the pages of these sites.”