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2017 is about YOU and YOUR stories. From farms to factories, parks and parades, the Rock County Historical Society will capture and share the stories of Rock County’s people, places, and culture. Use the form below to share your story!

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History in Focus: Read The Stories

Focus In: Nancy Belle Douglas

Nancy Belle Douglas is a former Professor of Art History at Milton College, and former President of the Janesville Art League.

Focus In: Edie Baran

Edie Baran is the Executive Director of the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Community Theater Director/Actress/Educator, and Co-Founder of Spotlight on Kids.

Focus In: Earl Schultz – “The Ice Man”

Earl Schultz – “The Ice Man” – is a U.S. Army Veteran, retired Owner/Operator of City Ice Company, former Board of Trustees for the Rock County Historical Society, and former President of the Great Lakes Ice Association.

From The RCHS HistoryTeller: Spiders, Snakes, and Spirits in the Night!

Welcome to “Spirits in the Night”! This year’s brand-new Lincoln-Tallman House haunted tours will cause your heart to race, palms to sweat and tingles will creep along your spine as you explore the dark mansion and a mysterious story unlike any other.