The Society will BE:
Seen as the
PORTAL TO ROCK COUNTY HISTORY
by offering an orientation to the County’s rich past by offering
immersive experiences on its campus and throughout Rock County.
UNIQUE HISTORICAL SETTING
for guests and businesses alike to create their own history via private rental
events and strategic planning services.
space that fosters dialogue, encourages discovery and creates a relaxing learning environment for local
citizens of all ages.
that compliments other Rock County cultural attractions that draws visitors from
throughout the Midwest.
for historic preservation, collection material culture and
from all walks of life to
convey the importance of preserving the past.
that aids in the revitalization and growth of Janesville, Wisconsin and the greater Rock
With attendance as a key metric to the Plan’s success, a goal of 25,000 visitors annually directs the goals above and
strategies detailed further in this document.
Founded as a 501c3 nonprofit agency to promote Rock
Signs lease with City of Janesville to operate the new
Lincoln-Tallman House Museum. Museum opens.
Project 640 begins; a $640,000 campaign to restore
the interior and exterior of the Lincoln-Tallman House.
Focus 96’begins; a $500,000 campaign to acquire
and expand the residence aa 426 N. Jackson Street
into the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center.
Ad-hoc committee completes the Tallman Business Plan,
a strategy to create economic sustainability for the
Lincoln-Tallman House Museum.
RCHS launches its three-phase, 15-year Strategic Plan,
positioning the organization for sustainable long-term
success by launching innovative programming and
creative earned-income opportunities.
The Rock County Historical Society is positioned to be seen as a
new HISTORY and HERITAGE resource in Rock County.
John Gross- First President of RCHS, 1951.