Where Past Meets Present

Rock County Historical Society

Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one volunteer opportunity or several. We’d love to have you participate.


Help tell the story of Rock County’s most recognizable icon, the Lincoln-Tallman House. Show visitors from bus tour groups to school children the beauty and history of the site.


Dig into historical documents and photos while helping our clients discover their past. Help visitors find information on their families or homes. Maybe you will even be able to find photos or artifacts related to their history!


Do you like talking to people? Provide neighborhood walking tours of Janesville and other Rock County communities. Show small groups the history and beauty of architecture on Court House Hill or Oak Hill Cemetery.


Help us care for and maintain our unique sites and grounds. Perhaps you like gardening or have a skill related to maintenance, and we always need help with cleaning!


Help us make everyone who steps on campus feel welcome and special. It all starts with guest services! Greet our guests and help them decide which tours they might want to take, or which other sites they might want to visit.


You can make our events unique and memorable by aiding us with event logistics!

Online Volunteer Application

Click the button to be taken to our online form. Questions or comments? Call Amanda Strobel-Wise at (608) 756-4509, ext. 313.


If you have any technical difficulties or questions about how or when to log your hours, please email Amanda Strobel-Wise or call her at (608) 756-4509, ext. 313.

Log Your Volunteer Hours

Please use the form below to log your hours into the Society’s online database.

Volunteer hours are a vital measurement in how the community is supporting the RCHS.

Thank you for your passion for our mission and for your support!

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Our Mission


The Rock County Historical Society enriches and engages the communities in Rock County, Wisconsin through preservation and dissemination of the unique history and heritage of our area.

Learn more about RCHS

Upcoming Events

Visit Us

Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
426 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509

Charles Tallman Archives
430 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 752-5891

Lincoln Tallman House
440 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509