Where Past Meets Present

The Finial

The Official Magazine of RCHS and RCGS

Keep up with the latest news, special events and happenings taking place at the Rock County Historical Society by reading The Finial, our digital magazine.

The Finial is offered as a digital, flipbook-style publication that is viewable on any PC, tablet or smartphone. The interface also allows you to download our magazine in PDF format for reading later, sharing with a friend, or saving as a momento. You also can share it on your social media accounts directly from this page. Please help us spread the word about all the great things about RCHS!

Please contact us if you have any technical difficulty in accessing the magazine.

Past Issues

The Finial - Summer 2019
The Finial - Spring 2019
The Finial - Fall 2016
The Finial - Summer 2016
The Finial Spring 2016
Winter 2016
The Finial Fall 2015
Summer 2015
The Finial Spring 2015
The Finial Winter 2015
The Finial Fall 2014
The Finial Summer 2014
The Finial Spring 2014
The Finial Winter 2013

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
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