Where Past Meets Present


Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center

Start your campus journey inside of our museum! Our visitor center staff will help you choose the right experience for you. Rotating exhibit galleries showcase thought-provoking topics that engage all your senses. As a child or an adult visitor, you can interact with the exhibits. They are more than just “looking.” They are “doing.”

Our campus gift shop offers unique keepsakes for you or that special someone. Meeting spaces for businesses or private parties are small, intimate spaces among our historical collections.

The Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center is the gateway to the RCHS campus. Come inside to experience the stories within. Why not visit this week?

Ongoing Exhibit: Crafting Excellence

Crafting Excellence Exhibit

Learn about the story and history of superior ceramic craftsmanship, the decorative art of Pauline Pottery and Pickard China.

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Every year, we create new exhibits so that your visit to the RCHS campus will always be new and interesting. Each exhibit tells stories that connect Rock County to broader national and world topics. Educational interactives and curriculum engage student and adult alike.

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Imagine having your meeting inside an actual museum exhibit space! Host your next business meeting or function among the Rock County Historical Society’s collections or in one of our traditional meeting spaces. Free Wi-Fi, water and coffee are complimentary with your rental.

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Stop inside of our campus gift shop to take a historical keepsake home for that history lover inside you or purchase a trinket for that special someone. Our shop offers books, children’s toys, historical reproductions and themed memorabilia.

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Contact us for more information on the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center

For more information on tours, events, rentals and general info, please contact:

Rock County Historical Society
Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
426 North Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53548

(608) 756-4509

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