Where Past Meets Present


Tallman Carriage House

Originally a structure stabling the Tallman family horses, the carriage house has served many purposes over its life, including administrative offices and gift shop for the Rock County Historical Society.

With a new Strategic Plan, the Society has positioned the carriage house to host a new center that uses themes of innovation and commerce to foster business strategy and success in Rock County.

The Tallman Carriage House is a one-of-a-kind venue in Wisconsin and the Midwest that celebrates and uses a community’s business history, leadership and innovation as a tool for business and community improvement.

By providing a historic venue that promotes and educates the values of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, the Tallman Carriage House is a tool for showcasing the rich business history of the county at the same time as it serves as a venue for meetings and events.

Curious about our future plans?

We have some exciting plans in the works! See & hear how the Rock County Historical Society seeks to evolve itself in order to better serve the community.


Chart your business’s future by hosting a strategic planning meeting inside and among the success stories of Rock County business. Use the center’s spaces, museum experiences and case studies to chart innovation and sound strategies for your company.

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Discover Rock County’s past and present business excellence by visiting the Prent Center, also known as the Tallman Carriage House, with its innovative exhibits and multimedia experiences. Discover how the carriage house was originally used, its engineering and architecture, while fostering an appreciation for its builder, William Morrison Tallman.


With a new terrace, overlook and a historic interior, the carriage house promotes its historic heritage while offering Rock County a new venue to host a private event, business meeting or fundraiser.

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An exclusive club of businesses are invited to be a part of our Historic 100. Click below to learn more.

Tallman Carriage House

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Please contact RCHS for more information.




450 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53545
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Contact person

Tim Maahs, Executive Director
Phone: (608) 756-4509, ext. 301
Email: [email protected]

Take a peek inside

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Contact us for more information on the Tallman Carriage House/Prent Center

For more information on the site’s progress, projects and fundraising goals, contact:

Rock County Historical Society
Tallman Carriage House
426 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53547

(608) 756-4509

[email protected]

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