Celebrate the Season at RCHS
Feeling festive? We’ll help you to fill your season with joy this Christmas! From traditional holiday events to new twists on our popular festivities, you’ll find merriments for all ages this year at RCHS. Let the good tidings roll!
“12 Days of Christmas”-themed Holiday Tours
While taking in the beauty of the home decorated in its holiday best, you’ll discover the message hidden within the lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Stroll through each room and view more than 20 trees creatively decorated by local businesses and individuals.
Plus this year, for the first time, take an evening tour and see the beautiful décor lit only by Christmas trees and gasoliers.
That’s what awaits you this season at every tour of the Lincoln-Tallman House, from November 20 – December 30. Click here to RSVP and for info on times, dates, and pricing. Bring the family!
Christmas With The Tallmans
It’s the adults’ night to party, at the newly renovated Carriage House at RCHS – transformed for one night into the Tallman Yule Haus! Don your most comfortable clothes and join the merriment. Cocktails, snacks and more await.
The evening begins with cocktails from 7-8 p.m. in the Lincoln-Tallman House, where you’ll see the mansion dressed in its festive best. More than 20 trees will adorn the home, each creatively decorated by a local business or individual. Back at the Yule Haus, mingle with friends and watch for Krampus: the hairy, horned devil who punishes naughty children!
Whether you’re on Santa’s naughty or nice list, you’re invited! Space is limited for this adults-only event.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 7-10 p.m.
Tickets: Sorry, this event is sold out!
Host your holiday event at RCHS
Host your holiday gathering in one of the Rock County Historical Society’s beautiful buildings. To learn more about our offerings and to inquire about availability, please email Mike Reuter or call him at (608) 756-4509.
Supply Drive for GIFTS Men’s Shelter
To make the winter warmer for so many in need in our community, RCHS asks you to help us collect items for GIFTS Men’s Shelter in Janesville, which provides shelter and services to homeless men.
The shelter is in need of: Backpacks; 2018 Pocket Calendars; Men’s Boxers and/or Briefs (all sizes); Men’s Slippers; Men’s Pajama Pants; Bus Tokens; Coffee, Creamer & Sugar; Paper Towels; Kleenex; and Daytime Cold Medicine (no alcohol).
Bring your donation to the Rock County Historical Society Museum Center, 426 N. Jackson, during normal business hours from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1, or during our Christmas with the Tallmans event.
Unique Holiday Gifts
From ornaments and broaches created by local artists to note cards featuring historic photos of Rock County, you’ll find an array of truly distinct merchandise at the RCHS Gift Shop.
Stop in and browse at the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, 426 N. Jackson St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.