Where Past Meets Present

Discover the RCHS Campus

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Each historic site on the Rock County Historical Society campus has a unique past while providing a service to the community. Take a tour, view an exhibit or dig up your past while growing your understanding of Rock County’s history on campus!
Lincoln Tallman House

Lincoln Tallman House (1857)

Step back into time and visit the home of the William Morrison Tallman family, learn about the stay of their famous guest, Abraham Lincoln and immerse yourself in 19th century life through one of our unique Tallman Tours.

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Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center

Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center (1915)

Your campus visit starts here. View our thematic exhibits, purchase a keepsake in our gift shop, book your next meeting or inquire with staff inside the campus’ visitor’s center.

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Charles Tallman Archives

Charles Tallman Archives & Research Center (1912)

Dig up your past inside our research center! Browse photographs, documents and maps inside of the former home of Charles Tallman while being guided by our dedicated research staff.

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Tallman Carriage House

Tallman Carriage House (1857)

Follow the restoration of the original Tallman family Carriage House as it prepares to host the Prent Center for Commercial Discovery, a venue that celebrates Rock County’s commercial and business history.

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Wilson King Stone House

Wilson King Stone House (1842)

The future site of our campus concession and catering venue, the Wilson-King Stone House originally was a 1842 Greek-Revival residence, one of Janesville’s first and relocated to campus in 1964.

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Frances Willard Schoolhouse

Frances Willard Schoolhouse (1853)

Go back to school inside of our authentic 19th century one-room schoolhouse. Built in 1853 and used by famous educator Frances Willard, the schoolhouse serves as an educational venue to hundreds of children each year.

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