Where Past Meets Present

Lincoln-Tallman House 2020


Overture Volunteer Outing

Enjoy history, companionship, and lunch with fellow Overture Volunteers. RCHS invites you to experience history through the Lincoln-Tallman Museum, a grand, early Victorian home once host to Abraham Lincoln. The RCHS Campus is also home to the Frances Willard Schoolhouse, and the RCHS Museum and Visitor’s Center. Current exhibits include Pickard China, Parker Pen, and the showcase exhibit following the history and legacy of the people of General Motors Assembly, Janesville, Wisconsin.

9:40 AM: Welcome reception in the Tallman Carriage House

10:00 AM: Program “19th Century Wisconsin: The Tallmans and Abraham Lincoln”

10:45 AM: Explore the Lincoln-Tallman Museum and the RCHS Museum and Visitor’s Center.

12:00 PM: Participants are invited to dine in Janesville’s historic downtown.  Location to be determined based on attendance.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Tallman Carriage House

450 N. Jackson

Janesville, WI 53548

Located behind the mansion.


Street parking and in the lot off of Franklin Street.


Please contact Overture Usher/Lincoln-Tallman Docent Vicki Martin. Call or text: 608-575-2443 Email: [email protected]


Cancellation refunds will be issued in the form of a credit toward admission to RCHS Museums.

Registration and Payment

Online registration is closed. Please contact, Vicki 608-575-2443 for more information.

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