Roseville Historical Society

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Roseville Historical Society was formed in 1983 and was inspired by the grand project to refurbish the original Roseville library, the Carnegie, and utilize it for the purpose of a history museum. With great enthusiasm, the City of Roseville and the Women's Improvement Club partnered with the Roseville Historical Society to sponsor the restoration. On October 12, 1988, the refurbished Carnegie Library building was dedicated and opened its doors once again, now as the Carnegie Museum. Since 1988, the Roseville Historical Society has been the keeper of the contents of the museum. Throughout the years important donations have been given to the museum, including thousands of city bonds, with original city official signatures, dating from 1910 to 1945, bricks from the 1882 Presbyterian Church, and Roseville funeral books dating back to the original days of Roseville, as well as yearbooks from Roseville and Adelante High Schools, and Placer College, dating back to 1923.


The mission of the Roseville Historical Society is to Protect, Preserve, and Promote the history of Roseville.


Unrestricted funding is used for volunteer training, operations, and general expenses.

In 2023, we are creating new educational outreach programs for students, historical tours of Roseville, continuing our research requests program. Your donation could mean the difference between an informative exhibit, and a FABULOUS one!

We have two dozen volunteers who contribute greatly to the success of the Carnegie Museum. These volunteers utilize office supplies and archival-quality storage supplies.

We are always looking for donations in the form of family and area photographs, documentation, signs, etc. We strive to archive local history, before it is lost forever.

Equity Statement

The Carnegie Museum and Roseville Historical Society are committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) in all aspects of our work. We are committed to creating welcoming spaces that foster safety and belonging within our museum and gathering spaces.

Inclusion: All feel welcomed and valued

Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, represented, supported, and valued to fully participate.

Diversity: All the ways we differ

Diversity includes all of the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we embrace a broader definition that also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, geography, and any other identifiers that make one individual or group different from another.

Equity: All having the opportunity to fully participate

Equity encompasses the policies and practices used to ensure the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time trying to identify and eliminate barriers that have historically prevented the full participation of some individuals or groups.

Access: Of any and all abilities

Access refers to the commitment for everyone to be included in all programs and activities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Roseville Historical Society

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Year Established


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Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

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Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Volunteers, Other

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served



557 Lincoln Street
Roseville, CA 95678

Service areas

Roseville, CA, US

Granite Bay, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Rocklin, CA, US




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