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RCHS to re-open July 1

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Special rules in place to ensure safety for all

Janesville, WI — The Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) plans to open to the public with safety precautions in place on July 1, 2020.

Tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House and visits to see exhibits at the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum and Visitor Center will be available by appointment.

Social events and business meeting requests at the Tallman Carriage House will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The Charles Tallman Archives staff and volunteers will continue to conduct research requests remotely.

“We are looking forward to offering tours, and the many other services that RCHS provides, in a safe manner,” said RCHS Executive Director Tim Maahs.

The RCHS Board and Maahs collaborated on the re-opening plan with the safety of all visitors, employees and volunteers in mind. Anyone on RCHS’ campus will be required to wear a mask and remain socially distant.

Additional safety measures will be explained to visitors when they make appointments. All buildings will be disinfected regularly, and hand sanitizer will be provided.

For appointments or research requests, contact RCHS by calling at 608-756-4509 or emailing Maahs at tmaahs@rchs.us.

Home to six uniquely different historic sites on a 3.5-acre campus in the historic Look West Neighborhood, the Rock County Historical Society’s mission is to bridge past and present through capturing and sharing stories about Rock County, Wisconsin. Its sites include the award-winning Lincoln-Tallman House, Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, Charles Tallman Archives, Tallman Carriage House, Wilson-King Stone House, and the Frances Willard Schoolhouse.