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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: 2018 Sunday Brunch Honorees (Part 2)

The 2018 Sunday Brunch honorees wonderfully represent our theme, “Women in Agriculture”. Each contributes to the betterment of the Rock County agricultural community. They farm in Janesville, Clinton and Evansville.

Focus In: Rev. O’Zell Golden

The Rev. O’Zell Golden is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Minister of God’s Word, Civil Rights activist, and advocate for the African American community.

Focus In: Lyke Family History in Rock County, 1856-2018

This week’s Focus In story was written and submitted by Jim Lyke of Milton, WI. It details his family’s 160+ year history in Rock County.

Focus In: Wanda Sloan

Wanda Sloan is the retired HR Diversity/Staff Development Specialist at Blackhawk Technical College, former Student Advisor at Blackhawk Technical College, State Youth Advisor for the Wisconsin Chapter of the NAACP, former Board Member of League of Women Voters, one of the leaders in Preservation of The Fairbanks Flats, and a Civil Rights Activist.