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(Janesville, WI) Excerpts Courtesy of the Gazette

Improvements to the Rock County Historical Society's 3.5-acre campus in the Look West Neighborhood were recently revealed – setting the stage for the beginning of the organization's multi-million dollar, 15-year strategic plan.

Five site plans were created to augment the campus and they include the following components: The core to serve as a compass for visitors; Frances Willard Schoolhouse to strengthen the society's educational mission in addition to being used for events and rented; the Carriage House to become a one-of-a-kind center for local businesses plus a private rental venue; the Wilson King Stone House to serve as the campus' primary catering and concession venue; and the Museum Center transformation that will compliment other campus elements.

The historical society is seeking support from individuals, businesses and local and national foundations that support historic preservation, museums, arts and cultures. Meetings already have begun with potential donors and money raised to date for the campus master plan is $75,000. The city has invested an additional $1.2 million of capital improvements to the Lincoln-Tallman House since 2010 and Rock County provides another $9,200 annually to support the organization’s operations.

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