Things To Do
From fairs, festivals, parades, concerts, tastings and more, there are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin! Get ideas for your next wild weeklong vacation or peaceful weekend away with the Discover Wisconsin Calendar of Events.
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The Rock County Historical Society's newest exhibit is a celebration of images, including paintings, photographs, and motion pictures, and is all about how they help us remember the past and tell stories. This exhibit is an interactive experience that is suitable for kids of all ages and we encourage families to explore. Enter the Victorian-era photography studio and snap a picture while dressed to the nines, view historic paintings, and admire the beautiful artifacts. The exhibit runs through December 29,…Find out more »
Visit the historic Lincoln-Tallman House dressed in all its Christmas finery for the 12 Days of Christmas themed holiday tours, where each room will highlight one day of the classic Christmas song. While touring, you'll discover the message hidden within the lyrics. View more than 20 trees creatively decorated by local businesses and individuals. For something really special, take a Thursday evening tours, with the beautiful home lit only by Christmas trees and gasoliers. $10 adults; $9 seniors & students;…Find out more »
Here's a holiday party at the museum like none other. Don your most comfortable clothes (or ugly sweater) and join the festivities at the Rock County Historical Society's first Adult Night at the Museum. Connect with friends for cocktails, watch a silly holiday film, take selfies, and more. Whether you're on Santa's naughty or nice list, you're invited! Space is limited for this adults-only event, so call or go online to get your tickets. $10 in advance, $15 at the…Find out more »
Tour the Lincoln-Tallman House, where you will learn about the construction of the mansion, the members and personalities of the Tallman family, and the events that caused Abraham Lincoln to spend two nights in the house. 60 minute tours are held Thursday - Sunday from June 1 until September 1, with tours leaving every hour from 10am to 3pm. Tours are available Monday - Wednesday by appointment. Closed holidays.Find out more »
Enjoy art, food, music and more at Wisconsin’s oldest and longest running art festival. Over 100 fine art, craft, jewelry and food vendors are on the campus. Browse through the vendors, listen to local bands on the stage, enjoy family activities, and celebrate summer with the Rock County Historical Society at the 61st Annual Tallman Arts Festival.Find out more »
For all ages. Hunt for Pokemon while learning a bit of local history, as you walk around the beautiful Courthouse Hill neighborhood in Janesville. Sponsored by the Rock County Historical Society and Hedberg Public Library. Tour begins and ends at the Hedberg Public Library. No registration necessary. Kids ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
Gravestones and ghoulish tales await you at Janesville's largest city of the dead, Oak Hill Cemetery. Come along on a tour of the cemetery and learn some interesting stories about people from Rock County's past. Led by local expert Sherry Thurner and the Rock County Historical Society staff, you will hear stories of mystery and mayhem all while enjoying a lovely evening stroll through the cemetery. Guests are strongly encouraged to dress for the weather as October can be rainy,…Find out more »
Visit the historic Lincoln-Tallman house dressed in all its Christmas finery. While touring, you'll learn about Christmas traditions from years gone by. Don't miss this festive experience while viewing decorations only in the house for the 2018 holiday season. It's a holiday tradition for the entire family. November 19- December 30, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Find out more »