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2017 is about YOU and YOUR stories. From farms to factories, parks and parades, the Rock County Historical Society will capture and share the stories of Rock County’s people, places, and culture. Use the form below to share your story!

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    History in Focus: Read The Stories

    Focus In: Christina & Jim Piccione, owners/operators of Jim’s Pizzeria

    Christina & Jim Piccione are the owner/operators of Jim’s Pizzeria in Janesville.

    Focus In: Dave Parrish

    Dave Parrish is a retired Episcopal Priest and Director of the Blue Velvet Dance Orchestra.

    Focus In Friday: Deb Perry

    Beloit Historical Society this season is putting on a string of four events called Putting Down Roots. Each of these four events will highlight a different group that make up Beloit’s History. First Settlers/Native Americans (Jan), African Americans Settle in Beloit (Feb), The Tide of Immigration Begins (March) and Beloit: New Home to Hispanic Immigrants […]

    Focus In: Mike O’Brien, WCLO & WJVL Radio General Manager

    Can you share a Rock County memory? In 2008, General Motors announced that they were closing. We were beginning what we later called the Great Recession, the worst recession since the Great Depression. And then in June, the Rock River backed up and inundated the downtown in Janesville and many of the properties in Beloit […]