Where Past Meets Present

Pickard Vase
Featuring A New Art Collection, Parker Pens and more

Artifacts & Exhibits

Visitors will be inspired, educated and entertained by the variety of fascinating collections and individual artifacts, enhanced by a compelling narrative.

The Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center is now a destination in itself you won’t want to miss. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover:

Crafting Excellence Exhibit Item

Pauline Pottery & Pickard China

The beautiful and extensive collection of Pauline Pottery and Pickard China, long recognized nationally for both for its functional use and as highly sought-after artwork.

Parker Pen World Exhibit

Parker Pens & Memorabilia

Rare and unique Parker pens made throughout the years in Janesville, along with historic advertising and memorabilia including an oversized pen engraved with names of each year’s Miss Pennette.

Behind-the-Scenes tour

All About Rock County

The All About Rock County exhibit, featuring historic collections on agriculture, transportation – including General Motors – leisure, the military, county businesses and more.

Rock County Historical Society

McBlair Art Collection

An entire collection of paintings and line art by professional artist and Janesville native Gretchen Frick McBlair.

Rock County Historical Society

Timeless Treasures

Artifacts from the past, including an ornate, original cash register from the Janesville Floral Company.

Museum Hours & Admission Pricing

Tours available by appointment by calling 608-756-4509 or emailing Tim Maahs at tmaahs@rchs.us.

Cost:

Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center: $10, includes exhibits on two different levels of the building.
Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center and Lincoln Tallman House tour: $15.