Where Past Meets Present

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All research is conducted on an hourly fee basis plus copy costs, and the revenues are used to support the nonprofit mission of the Rock County Historical Society. Please note the research fees below:

  • Research at RCHS Archives: $20/hour
  • Research off-site (local courthouses & libraries): $30/hour
  • Copy/Scan costs at RCHS Archives: $1/page ($0.50 for members)

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The Rock County Historical Society enriches and engages the communities in Rock County, Wisconsin through preservation and dissemination of the unique history and heritage of our area.


Gathering here today in the Rock River Valley, the Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) acknowledges the Indigenous People whose ancestors thrived for thousands of years in this region. RCHS welcomes all the First Nations as the nations pass along their native language and traditions to younger generations.

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RCHS Museum & Visitor Center
426 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
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Janesville, WI  53548
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