Exhibits and Collections
Our collection of artifacts is large and varied. Our largest single collection involves the railroad. One entire room dedicated to train displays, including a layout that depicts old town Roseville in its earliest railroad days. There is also a small military display, historic musical instruments, kitchen appliances and tools as well as a fun interactive kids area. We also have maps of early Roseville, and many other period pieces all relating to Roseville history. The Roseville Historical Society’s Collections & Display committee meets each month to discuss and decide upon displays and the proper method to archive each donation. We welcome your exhibit suggestions!
FIDDYMENT FAMILY CARRIAGE
Fiddyment carriage was purchased in 1906 for the sum of $56.00. It was used for two years, before the family purchased an automobile. It was then placed in storage, until it was donated to the Carnegie in 2008.
MODEL TRAIN COLLECTION
Model train display was built by the Roseville Roundhouse Model Train club. It features what “historic old Roseville” looked like between 1900-1950. Displayed are the Carnegie Library, Sierra Vista Bridge, Roseville High School, PFE ice plant, city swimming pool, RR roundhouses, and many other points of interest.
ARCHIVAL NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
We have more than 100 bound volumes of the Press Tribune newspapers for anyone who is researching Roseville history or just curious as to what was happening in Roseville to peruse.