Have you ever wondered about all of the beautiful antique artwork that resides in the Lincoln-Tallman House? Many of the artwork pieces in the house are original to the Tallman family and have their own unique story to tell! Come enjoy a glass of wine or other beverage while learning about the art in the Tallman collection. From statues to paintings this tour is sure to satisfy the art lover in everyone!
Tour Schedule & Cost
This is a very limited tour only offered on the following dates in 2016:
- May 12th at 5:00pm and 7:00pm
- May 15th at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
- September 15th at 5:00pm and 7:00pm
- September 18th at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
The cost of the tour is $15.00 per person and includes one beverage (wine or non-alcoholic) to enjoy while taking the tour.
How to Purchase May Tour Tickets
RCHS Members– All RCHS Members will be able to purchase tickets one week in advance of online public ticket sales during the dates of April 25-29. To purchase your ticket over the phone, please contact Keighton Klos at 608-756-4509 ext. 305. To purchase tickets in person, please come to the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center located at 426 N. Jackson St.
General Public– Beginning May 2nd until the tour date, tickets may be purchased here on the website.
Uncovering Tallman’s Treasures is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. RCHS Members may sign up for the tour one week before the tour opens for public sign-up. Become a member today!
All tours begin at the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, located two doors down from the Lincoln-Tallman House at 426 N. Jackson St. in Janesville.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour begins. All tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Meet your Tour Guides
Mark Pohlad PhD– Mark Pohlad teaches art history at DePaul University in Chicago, where his courses include American art history, the History of Design, and classes on topics such as Abraham Lincoln and Chicago architecture. His publications on Lincoln include two for The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association concerning the Chicago printmaker, Charles Turzak, and another on the Chicago editor, Harriet Monroe (forthcoming).
Keighton Klos– Keighton Klos is the Operations Manager at the Rock County Historical Society and lead interpreter of the Lincoln-Tallman House tours. She has been giving tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House since the spring of 2014. The art has never been specifically highlighted on a tour in the 50+ years that the Tallman House has been a museum so she is excited to finally be putting the art and furniture of the Tallman Family in the spotlight with this tour.
If you are unable to climb stairs, please call us at (608) 756-4509 to learn about our ADA-compliant tour options.
On-street parking is available on North Jackson Street in front of the Lincoln Tallman House or in the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center parking lot on Franklin Street.