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Local History Collection

Roseville Public Library Local History Collection
(916) 774-5221
TDD: (916) 774-5220

Located inside the Downtown Roseville Library, 225 Taylor Street

Hours by appointment only. Contact us to make an appointment.

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Roseville's Historic Hunt
News ImageCome and sleuth through the historical treasures of Roseville during the entire month of October and seek your chance to win a prize. It's great fun for any age to discover the hidden past in Roseville. Fill out your Historic Pass by visiting each of the participating organizations and/or searching for clues online. Turn them in by October 31st at any open participating location for your chance at a prize. Drawing to be held November 7th.


New, Old Stuff!
News ImageRecently the Roseville Public Library Local History Collection acquired new material from the old city hall building, located at 316 Vernon Street. Some of the new, old material, recently uncovered, covers the Folsom Water Project. Maps and documents on how the water line got from Folsom Lake to Atlantic Street overflow this file. Ever wonder where some of your water came from on the 80’s…well, here you have it, Folsom Lake!

Avant-Garde Historical Art Competition for Teens
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Roseville Teens are invited to showcase their creativity in this Avant-Garde competition bringing Roseville History to life in an unorthodox, daring, or radical manner. This competition is part of Roseville's local history festival during the month of October and hosted by the Roseville Public Library.

Judging by local artists and historians.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories.



Going Back in Time, Roseville CA
News ImageJune 6th, 1864...150 years ago, the first train stopped in Junction/Roseville on the rails of the Central Pacific Railroad. After 18 miles, and an hour of time, passengers could reach Roseville from the hub of the norhtern valley, Sacramento. Centrail Pacific Railroad TIme Card No. 1, shows Junction/Roseville as the first stop of what would become the first Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.


Alcatraz: Childhood on the Island
News Image“Raised on the Rock”, Chuck Stucker, recalls his fascinating childhood living outside the prison walls.

Roseville Genealogical Society: Open Docent Hours at Downtown Roseville Library
News ImageThe Roseville Genealogical Society is now offering docent open hours at the Roseville Downtown Library.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10am - 2pm
2nd Tuesday of the month: 10am - noon
2nd and 4th Saturdays: noon - 5pm

Historic Roseville Walking Tour

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