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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

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.


Bob-Lo Steamers:  Matriarchs of the Great Lakes

presented by Lori Feret
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 PM

Detroit steam boats

Remember when you were a kid?! Well, a part of you still is! Bob-Lo was a Detroit favorite!  Ms. Feret is an avid steamer preservationist and aficionado of all things Bob-Lo.  Steam back in time with this image intensive talk about the history of Bob-Lo Island as well as the SS Columbia and SS Ste. Claire boats.

This is a free event and all ages are welcome.