Why History in Focus: Sharing Stories. Supporting Community?
This year is about YOU and YOUR stories. From farms to factories, parks and parades, the Society will capture and share the stories of Rock County.
Watch for our Story Squad armed with Polaroid cameras – and look for your photo on our website! Or share your stories on social media.
Plus, a portion of every RCHS ticket you purchase will benefit a community nonprofit. With your help, we’ll share your story and make Rock County a better place to live.
Share your story for the Society’s new blog, “Focus In.” Each week, the blog will shine a spotlight on specific individuals, businesses and causes in Rock County. We’ll feature as many stories as possible each week, so check back often!
Use this form to submit your story via the RCHS website.
Share your story on Instagram by inserting #HistoryInFocus into your post.
Engage with our Story Squad members out in the community and at our events. Look for us, then check out our StoryWall.
Visit the RCHS campus and take a Polaroid that best represents YOU, then write your story or answer a question on the StoryWall.
History in Focus: The Experiences
Share your photos and stories at all the Rock County Historical Society’s happenings …
Two Tours, Two Distinct Stories
Only one tour? No longer! Now you can choose from two different tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House Museum. Click on a logo below to learn more, and book your tour today!
Hear the stories of the William Morrison Tallman family and its most famous guest, Abraham Lincoln, while viewing their beautiful home.
Go beneath the stairs and discover the world of servant life in this interactive tour. It’s especially fun for children!
The Storied Six
Feasting on fresh food at a Rock County farm. Seeing creative new twists on historic fashions. And so much more. Click below to learn about each of the “Storied Six” events – and plan to attend!
Education With POP
From egg hunts to bar crawls, there’s something for everyone in our new E3 program series! Don’t miss the fun, plus your chance to tell your story at each program!
- March 10 – The Irish Experience
- March 31 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt
- June 14 – Murder & Mayhem Bar Crawl
- August 24 – Murder & Mayhem Bar Crawl (encore)
- September 4 – Alternative Facts & American History
- September 29 – Pokemon Go Historical Walk
- Throughout October – Chill At Oak Hill Cemetery Tours
- October 26 – Wizard School
- November 16 – Sherlock Holmes Interactive Experience