Where Past Meets Present


Tallman Carriage House

Originally a structure stabling the Tallman family horses, the carriage house has served many purposes over its life, including administrative offices and gift shop for the Rock County Historical Society. With a new Strategic Plan, the Society has positioned the carriage house to host a new center that uses themes of innovation and commerce to foster business strategy and success in Rock County: The Prent Center for Commercial Discovery.

When complete, the Prent Center will be a one-of-a-kind venue in Wisconsin and the Midwest that celebrates and uses a community’s business history, leadership and innovation as a tool for business and community improvement.

By providing a historic venue for the Prent Center for Commercial Discovery that promotes and educates the values of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, the Tallman Carriage House will be a tool for showcasing the rich business history of the county at the same time as it serves as a venue for meetings and events.

Curious about our future plans?

We have some exciting plans in the works! See & hear how the Rock County Historical Society seeks to evolve itself in order to better serve the community.


Chart your business’s future by hosting a strategic planning meeting inside and among the success stories of Rock County business. Use the center’s spaces, museum experiences and case studies to chart innovation and sound strategies for your company.

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Discover Rock County’s past and present business excellence by visiting the Prent Center, also known as the Tallman Carriage House, with its innovative exhibits and multimedia experiences. Discover how the carriage house was originally used, its engineering and architecture, while fostering an appreciation for its builder, William Morrison Tallman.


With a new terrace, overlook and a historic interior, the carriage house promotes its historic heritage while offering Rock County a new venue to host a private event, business meeting or fundraiser.

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An exclusive club of businesses are invited to be a part of our Historic 100. Click below to learn more.

Tallman Carriage House

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The Tallman Carriage House/Prent Center For Commercial Discovery’s opening date will be announced soon!




450 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53545
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Contact person

Mike Reuter, Executive Director
Phone: (608) 756-4509, ext. 301
Email: mreuter@rchs.us

Take a peek inside

Photo Gallery

Upcoming Events & Tours

May The Fourth



450 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53547 United States
May 4 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sherlock Holmes Interactive Experience



440 N Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53547 United States
November 16 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Alternative Facts & American History



316 S. Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
September 4 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact us for more information on the Tallman Carriage House/Prent Center

For more information on the site’s progress, projects and fundraising goals, contact:

Rock County Historical Society
Tallman Carriage House/Prent Center
426 North Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53547

(608) 756-4509


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