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Historic Rock County Walking Tours: Evansville


It’s finally summer and it is time to put on your walking shoes for the Historic Rock County Walking Tours. Each month, the Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) will feature a different place in Rock County, shifting the focus out of Janesville and into the many unique and fascinating communities in the area. This month the Walking Tours will be exploring scenic Evansville!

The program will last about an hour and will be a nice jaunt around Evansville, with many historic stops along the way. The event is totally free and guests are encouraged to ask questions to their tour guide as they walk along the route. Families are encouraged to attend, and feel free to bring well-behaved leashed dogs as well.

The meeting place will be at Eager Free Public Library (39 W Main Street in Evansville, WI) and departure is promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 11th. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as the group will be walking and standing for around an hour.

A special thank you goes to both the Evansville Grove Society and Evansville Historic Preservation Commission for hosting this tour; RCHS is very grateful to partner with both organizations in this endeavor. It’s great to have such wonderful neighbors in Evansville!

For tour information, please visit http://rchs.us/event/walking-tour-evansville/

For more information about the Evansville Grove Society, check out their website at http://www.grovesociety.org/ and learn more about the Evansville Historic Preservation at http://www.ci.evansville.wi.gov/city/preservation.htm.

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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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