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Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society

The Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society seeks to bring together people interested in local history and genealogy.  The RHGS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

The Society offers programs every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Erin Auditorium (except for July, August and December). Check the Library’s calendar for information on each month’s event.  Our programs are open to the public with refreshments following the program.

RHGS Programs

"Terror in the City of Champions"

presented by author Tom Stanton
Tuesday, February 21
6:30 PM
book cover

Join us for an evening of suspenseful Detroit history! Author Tom Stanton will treat us to a chat about his recent book - Terror in the City of Champions.

In the mid-1930s, Detroit reigned as a sports powerhouse. Within a six-month span, the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings won a World Series, NFL title, and Stanley Cup -- a major-sports feat achieved by no other American city before or since. This infectious excitement lifted residents out of the Depression Era doldrums. The glow over Detroit however would dimmed by a series of unsolved violent crimes conducted by the Black Legion, a secret terrorist organization. Learn how this vicious mob would be stopped in the summer of 1936.

This is a free event and all ages are welcome.

A History of the Mount Clemens Rose Gardens

presented by Lynn Anderson & Micki Weiss
Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 PM

2 men in a greenhouseMount Clemens was once a prominent player within the US rose growing industry. The Mt. Clemens Rose Garden owned by the Weiss Family produced 500,000+ rose plants per year. Speakers Lynn Anderson and Micki Weiss outline the rich history of this little remembered local industry. Their storytelling weaves the prominence of the Weiss family and the employment of Japanese-American internment families of World War II in the gardens as a source of refuge.

This is a free event and all ages are welcome.  


Use of Bicycles in Wartime

presented by Michael Unsworth
Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM

German soldiers on bikes

Photo:  German military bicycle usage courtesy wikipedia, public domain.

Bicycles have been an invaluable tool to the military during wartime. This lecture will cover campaigns where bicycle usage occurred and descriptive information about the types of bicycles will also be highlighted.  Mike Unsworth is an avid cyclist and currently the chairman of the Tri-County Cycling Association.  He is an experienced history lecturer and retired librarian. 

This is a free event and all ages are welcome.