Where Past Meets Present

COVID-19 announcement

COVID-19 Announcement

List of affected dates and events

The Rock County Historical Society’s priority is to protect and support our members, visitors, staff, and volunteers. Considering recent COVID-19 developments and CDC recommendations, as a precautionary measure RCHS is postponing its April 1 season opening, which includes programming, tours, and events.

Below is a current list of RCHS postponements and cancellations:

  • April 1: RCHS Season Opening – Postponed until further notice.
  • April 11: Easter Egg Hunt on the RCHS campus – Cancelled.
  • April 14: Rock County Genealogical Society – Show Your Genealogy Treasures program – Cancelled.
  • April 18: Lincoln Fellowship Meeting on the RCHS campus – Postponed.
  • April 25: History Makers Gala – Postponed.
  • April 27: School Tours/Immersion Program in the Lincoln-Tallman House and Frances Willard School – Postponed until fall, 2020 semester.
  • May 12: Rock County Genealogical Society – Writing a Biographical Sketch program – Cancelled.
  • May 14:  RCHS Annual Membership Meeting – TBD

We will continue to update you as we know more. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and events as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you are able to do so, please consider making a donation or purchasing a membership to support our operation costs. Thank you for your support of the Rock County Historical Society.


Tim Maahs
Executive Director

Our Mission

2021 RCHS Logo

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.

Learn more about RCHS


Secure donations via PayPal

Visit Us

RCHS Museum & Visitor Center
426 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509
View hours

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