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Rock County Historical Society

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426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
608-756-4509 www.rchs.us

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March 2017
$3 - $5

History in Focus: The Exhibit!

March 6, 2017 - January 30, 2018
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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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 come and explore. The exhibit runs March 6 through December 30, 2017, and is open 10am - 4pm on weekdays through May 31, then daily from June 1 through…

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June 2017

Lincoln-Tallman House Tours

June 1 - September 30
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Choose one of several tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House. The Traditional Tour takes you through the first floor, second floor, basement and kitchen. 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. For first-time visitors, the Traditional Tour offers an excellent overview. 60 minute tours are held every hour from 11am to 2pm on Thursdays - Sundays, with tours by…

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$55

Summer Solstice Showcase: Modernized Fashions

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Spend the first evening of summer at the fashionable Summer Solstice Showcase! You'll see one-of-a-kind clothing created by local designers and inspired by historic garments. Newly created fashions will be modeled live and showcased next to each historic piece that inspired it. Bid on the new garments or simply enjoy the fashions. Cocktails and food stations featuring dishes prepared by five local chefs round out the fun at this first-of-its-kind event. Casual cocktail attire, with a white flair, is encouraged!…

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August 2017
$5

Tallman Arts Festival

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Enjoy art, food, music and more at Wisconsin’s oldest and longest running art festival. Over 100 art and food vendors are on the campus for this one day event. Browse through fine art and crafts, listen to local bands on the stage, enjoy countless food items, and celebrate summer with the Rock County Historical Society.

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September 2017

Sunday Dinner

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Join your neighbors and community members for Sunday Dinner, a family event being held outdoors on the campus of the beautiful Rock County Historical Society. This farm-to-table feast boasts food donated by local producers and cooked by professional chefs. Tickets available online.

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October 2017

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 5 - October 7
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Prepare for a Victorian thriller, Spirits in the Night, a new tour where history and horror converge. Explore the Lincoln-Tallman House and unearth a killer’s true identity. Drywater Productions and professionals from the local performing arts community have worked with the Society to develop this original theatrical experience using the Rock County Historical Society campus as its stage. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered 7:30 - 11:30 pm on Thursdays through Saturdays…

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Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 12 - October 14
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Prepare for a Victorian thriller, Spirits in the Night, a new tour where history and horror converge. Explore the Lincoln-Tallman House and unearth a killer’s true identity. Drywater Productions and professionals from the local performing arts community have worked with the Society to develop this original theatrical experience using the Rock County Historical Society campus as its stage. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered 7:30 – 11:30 pm on Thursdays through Saturdays…

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Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 19 - October 21
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Prepare for a Victorian thriller, Spirits in the Night, a new tour where history and horror converge. Explore the Lincoln-Tallman House and unearth a killer’s true identity. Drywater Productions and professionals from the local performing arts community have worked with the Society to develop this original theatrical experience using the Rock County Historical Society campus as its stage. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered 7:30 – 11:30 pm on Thursdays through Saturdays…

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Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 26 - October 28
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Prepare for a Victorian thriller, Spirits in the Night, a new tour where history and horror converge. Explore the Lincoln-Tallman House and unearth a killer’s true identity. Drywater Productions and professionals from the local performing arts community have worked with the Society to develop this original theatrical experience using the Rock County Historical Society campus as its stage. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered 7:30 – 11:30 pm on Thursdays through Saturdays…

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November 2017
$6 - $10

Holiday Tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House

November 20 - December 30
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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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 2017 holiday season. It’s a holiday tradition for the entire family. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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December 2017
$5

Christmas with the Tallmans

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Come in from the cold and celebrate the Rock County Historical Society's annual Christmas with the Tallmans event. For one night only, community members will gather at the Lincoln-Tallman House for history and good cheer. This year, you’ll see authentic holiday decorations and more than 20 Christmas trees, each decorated by local businesses and community members. Find unique treasures from the past on every level of the house. Afterward, enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa and sample tasty holiday…

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