Where Past Meets Present

Victorian Bright Ideas

Playing with Light, Victorian Style Historic play was fun – join in and find out how! On this opening night of RCHS’s 2017 exhibit, you’ll see how Pepper’s Ghost is used for special effects; how a zoetrope produces moving images, and much more. An interactive exhibit, guests are encouraged to have fun with these integral […]

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Paint Night

Painting, Wine, Fun … Enjoy a glass of wine as you paint the night away! Artist Joanna Dowling leads you through the joys of painting as you create your very own work of art in a fun atmosphere at RCHS’s Paint Night. No master level art skills required. Paint Night will be held on January […]

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Story Squad: Who We Are & What We Do

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” Do you know who said these few words? We’ll give you three hints: He once stayed as a guest at the Tallman house in Janesville, camped out nearby the Rock River during his service in the Blackhawk War, and he delivered an anti-slavery […]

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Rock County Historical Society Announces Five New Board Members

Janesville, WI— The Rock County Historical Society announces the appointment of five new members of its Board of Trustees, as well as new officers and board members for 2016. Joining the Board of Trustees are Richard Gruber – President, Keith Steinbeck, Autum Hall, Jim Schultz, and Amy McCann Badertscher. “Each class of incoming board members […]

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Celebrate the Olympics with the Historical Society

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are just around the corner and the Rock County Historical Society wants to celebrate. To that end, the Society will be hosting a mini-exhibit about the Olympics located on the main level of the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center at the RCHS campus. The Society will also […]

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