Street Address
557 Lincoln St.
Roseville, CA 95678
Mailing Address
557 Lincoln St.
Roseville, CA 95678
phone: 916-773-3003
e-mail: carnegie@surewest.net
web: www.rosevillehistorical.org
Admissions
Donations are always welcomed by the Roseville Historical Society and Carnegie Museum. Our collections and museum activities only grow through the generous efforts our members and support of our community. Unlike most museums, we currently display more than 80% of the physical items in our collections, and storage space is limited. We're always happy to discuss any item you may wish to donate, but again, please contact the museum especially for donation of any larger items. We also gratefully accept monetary and in-kind donations for maintenance of our collections and work relating to preservation and education throughout the community of Roseville.
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Phoebe Astill, Curator
phone: 916-773-3003

Description

We are a local history museum, focusing on City and regional history. We have special collections pertaining to railroads, music, and aircraft. The Carnegie Museum is housed in Roseville's first permanent library. The building was constructed in 1912 with Lincoln-made brick and terra cotta from Gladding McBean, Rocklin-granite and Roseville-labor on land donated by A.B. McRae. This library, like many others built during the early part of the century, was funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. In 1979, Roseville moved its main library to a new location near Royer Park. In addition to exhibits and information on the history of Roseville and the surrounding area, the Carnegie Museum offers a walking tour of historic old town Roseville based on a self guided tour created by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce Revitalization Committee for visitors, new residence to our area, and long-time inhabitants seeking a re-acquaintance with the past.

Mission

The Roseville Historical Society's Carnegie Museum is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization.

Artifacts Collections

About 80% of the collection is on display. The museum collects items of local interest including household items and items relating to local civic and business history. Special collections include model historical aircraft, railroad related items, and musical instruments and music-making machinery (phonographs, player pianos, and the like).

Research Collections

In addition to artifacts on display, the museum has an extensive photography collection and a collection of local publictions.

Educational Programs

Free gallery tours and historic walking tours are available free by appointment.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    • Newsletter, bi-monthly.

    Services

    Gift Shop