Where Past Meets Present

Transforming For The Future


A direct outcome of the Strategic Plan, the Campus Master Plan details the specific physical changes that will transform the Society’s historic sites and landscape.

The primary Master Plan has six overlays, as well as five site plans that detail augmenting existing historic sites or creating new campus elements.

When executed, the visitor orientation and experience will be improved and offering guests expanded rental facilities, stunning landscapes, concessions, and parking.


  • Materials
  • Landscape
  • Lighting
  • Parking/Accessibility
  • Wayfinding
  • Special Features

Site Plans

  • The Core
  • Carriage House (Prent Center)
  • Frances Willard Schoolhouse
  • Wilson King Stone House
  • Museum Center

Want to learn more?

Interested in supporting a part of the Campus Plan? Click below to email Tim Maahs, Executive Director, or call him at (608) 756-4509, ext. 301.

Our Mission

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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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Janesville, WI  53548
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