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Behind the Scenes Tours

June 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020

Behind-the-Scenes tour

For RCHS Members Only: Discover New Collections and Exhibits

Looking for something fun, new and safe to do this summer? Don’t miss the Behind-the-Scenes tours at the Rock County Historical Society. Stroll the beautiful campus as you visit three historic buildings, viewing new collections in a relaxed atmosphere while sipping wine, beer or water.

Behind-the-Scenes tours are for RCHS members, their guests, and our Annual Business Sponsors only. Maximum group size is ten (10) people.

About the tour

While RCHS was closed for the season and due to the pandemic, thousands of new artifacts – large and small – were curated and placed in the Lincoln-Tallman House and the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center. You’ll see it all in the Behind-the-Scenes tours!

From a never-before-scene art collection to newly displayed Parker pens, a collection of General Motors items, and much more, you’ll explore everything from the ornate to the strange in this new tour.

Each tour begins in the Tallman Carriage House for wine, beer or water, before moving to the Lincoln-Tallman House to view hundreds of fascinating new items on the main floor. When you’re ready, your tour will continue next door in the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center, to experience art and exhibits on both the main and lower galleries.

Tour details and cost

Tours range from 90 – 120 minutes. While led by a knowledgeable guide, you decide how long to linger in each area – questions welcome!

Behind-the-Scenes tours run every day in June, with tours by appointment between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last tour at 7 p.m.). Maximum group size is 10 people.

Masks are required. All RCHS staff will be wearing masks and shields. Hand sanitizing stations provided. Buildings will be sanitized before all tours.

Tours include two glasses of wine, two beers, or water.

Price: $20 per person. Tours must be booked by an RCHS member or Annual Business Sponsor.

To reserve your tour, please email Tim Maahs or call him at 608-756-4509.

Not a member?

Not a problem! Join today!

You’ll receive a host of benefits while supporting RCHS, a nonprofit organization that works to enrich and engage the communities in Rock County by collecting, preserving and sharing the unique history and heritage of our area.


June 1, 2020
November 1, 2020
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Rock County Historical Society
(608) 756-4509 ext. 300


Tallman Carriage House
450 N. Jackson St.
Janesville,WI53547United States
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