Where Past Meets Present

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Planned Giving

The narrative of Rock County history is rich and unique, like its people and places. By including the Rock County Historical Society in your will, you help guarantee that the Society shares its community’s history with thousands of visitors each year. Donors who indicate that they have named the Society in their estate plans will be recognized as members of the Museum’s Legacy Society and are invited to free tours and special events throughout the year.

Hold your next business function in one of the Rock County Historical Society's rental venues.

Sample Bequest Language

Suggested bequest language is included below. The Rock County Historical Society recommends that you consult your attorney, accountants, and other advisors in making a bequest.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Rock County Historical Society, a non-profit educational and charitable organization whose mailing address is 426 North Jackson Street- Janesville, Wisconsin, xxx percent of my estate (or, the sum of $xxx; or , xxx percent of the residue of my estate) to support the Society’s endowment (or indicate a specific program or operating activity).

Make Your Own History!

If you have questions or comments about the various ways to financially support the Rock County Historical Society, please click the button to email Tim Maahs, Executive Director, or call him at (608) 756-4509, ext. 301.

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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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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