Where Past Meets Present

The RCHS Staff
We make history fun. We want to make history an integral part of the community. We are dedicated to transforming the RCHS into an exciting where people want to come. We cut the velvet ropes. We are the RCHS staff. Reach out to us today with your questions!

Staff Members

Mike Reuter

Mike Reuter

Executive Director, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 301

Meet Mr. Reuter

Since 2011, Mr. Reuter has led the Rock County Historical Society through an incredible and unique period of transformation from a collection of historic sites into a History Campus. As author of its Strategic Plan, Reuter worked closely with community stakeholders in growing the Plan’s first iteration into its current form, while changing community perceptions that the RCHS can provide more value to the Rock County community.

Amanda Strobel Wise

Amanda Strobel Wise

Volunteer & Internship Manager, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 313

Meet Ms. Strobel Wise

In the past, Ms. Strobel Wise has worked in several museums, focusing on visitor services, marketing, event planning and management, as well as collections and exhibit development. She currently oversees the Volunteer and Internship programs at RCHS; working with staff, she develops meaningful experiences for members of the Rock County community.

Laurel Fant

Laurel Fant

Curator/Collections Manager, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 302

Meet Ms. Fant

Laurel Fant has over 30 years in the field. She enjoys cataloging artifacts and finding ways to utilize them in educational and entertaining exhibits.

Keighton Klos

Keighton Klos

Operations Manager, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 305

Meet Ms. Klos

Keighton Klos graduated in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public History. In her role as Operations Manager she currently oversees the day to day operations of the campus, develops and maintains the membership program, along with other various duties.

Nathan Fuller

Nathan Fuller

Education Curator, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 304

Meet Mr. Fuller

Mr. Fuller brings a knowledge of engaging a wide audience in a range of historical activities, educational standards and practices, historical and educational programming, and interactive exhibit materials. Currently, Mr. Fuller leads all educational initiatives at RCHS, including the development of thematic tours for the Lincoln-Tallman House, exhibits, and outreach programs.

Ruth Anderson

Ruth Anderson

Archives Manager, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 312

Meet Ms. Anderson

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Alexa Siker-Grafft

Alexa Siker-Grafft

Development Manager, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 306

Meet Mrs. Grafft

Joining RCHS in 2016, Alexa is extremely excited to get back to her roots in Janesville, Wisconsin.  As Development Manager she looks forward to heading up the rental and membership programs.  With 15 years of customer service and sales experience, most recently in the fashion industry in New York City, her dynamic point of view is sure to shake things up.

LeeAnn Severson

LeeAnn Severson

Marketing Manager, Rock County Historical Society

Phone: (608) 756-4509 ext. 303

Meet Ms. Severson

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