Where Past Meets Present

Become an RCHS Member

The Rock County Historical Society depends on support from members. Join today and you’ll receive exclusive benefits while helping to preserve and share the history of Rock County.

Join today

RCHS members enjoy a full year of benefits!

  • Free tours of the Lincoln-Tallman Museum and admission to Rock County Legacies Museum exhibits during regular operating hours.
  • Discount of 10% on one facility rental per year at any of our venues. Choose the site that works for your next occasion!
  • RCHS Member pricing for select events.

Your membership supports:

  • Educational programming and events that blend learning and entertainment, designed for folks of all ages.
  • Ongoing restoration and preservation of the Lincoln-Tallman Museum and other historic buildings on the RCHS campus.
  • Research and development of new tours and programming about Rock County history.
  • Preservation and acquisition of historical objects and photographs.
  • Collecting, sharing and preserving community members’ stories for generations to come.

Give the Gift of Membership

Show a loved one you’re thinking of them by gifting a membership to the Rock County Historical Society. It’s a thoughtful gift full of benefits, and helps to support history in Rock County. For information on how to gift a membership, call RCHS at 608-756-4509 or send an email to [email protected].


Do you have questions about becoming a member or donating? Contact the Rock County Historical Society by phone at 608-756-4509, or by email at [email protected].

Membership Options

Choose an individual membership (one adult), family membership (two adults, or adults with children under age 18); or educator membership. Each category offers special discounts for seniors, military and veterans, and students.

Our Mission

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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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Visit Us

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