Where Past Meets Present

Tammy and Mark Boufford

Volunteer Spotlight: Tammy and Mark Boufford

Anyone who was on the RCHS campus last summer saw our wonderful planters that flank the entrance to the Lincoln-Tallman House.  We have those lovely, welcoming planters, in addition [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rita Walker

For the past 20 years, Rita Walker has shared her time with the Rock County Historical Society.  Rita has been welcoming visitors and guests to the Lincoln-Tallman House as [...]

Ruth Anderson

Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth Anderson

If you have spent time at the Charles Tallman Archives and Research Center in recent years, you know what a valuable asset and essential component Ruth Anderson has become [...]

Toni Ellis

Volunteer Spotlight: Toni Ellis

Since March 2015, Toni has been one of the many faces of the Rock County Historical Society as a Front Desk Volunteer.  She greets our visitors, helps with special [...]

Roger Schwartz

Volunteer Spotlight: Roger Schwartz

You may have noticed a lot has been done to beautify the Lincoln-Tallman House and campus grounds. This past year we had four large Campus Project Days to clean [...]

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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
(608) 756-4509
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Lincoln Tallman Museum
440 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
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