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 6:00 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.

Become a Member

Join the historical society and you will also receive the society newsletter filled with local genealogy and history related events in our area. Click here for an application.

Membership fees are:
Individual  $10.00
Family  $15.00
Business/Institutional  $25.00
Life  $100.00

RHGS Programs

Up A Lazy River with Lori Feret – CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
6:00 PM

Our journey begins with our imaginations pretending we are on the historic sidewheel steamboat Tashmoo traveling from Toledo with our first destination being Detroit. Occasionally, we take aside-trip back in time to see some lighthouses that have long since disappeared and other attractions on the river that were enjoyed earlier in the 20th century but have faded away. We will also learn about the steamer SS Tashmoo.

Arsenal of Democracy with Dr. Gregory Sumner

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
6:00 PM

Dr. Sumner will be speaking about his book on all aspects of life in wartime Detroit, America’s “Arsenal of Democracy.” Topics include Willow Run, Rosie the Riveter, civil defense drills and scrap drives, jukeboxes and movie theatres, ration books and the heroics, in and out of the service, of Hank Greenberg.

Gregory Sumner is Professor and Co-Chair of the History Department at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he has taught since 1993. He holds a Ph.D in History from Indiana University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. His books include DETROIT IN WWII and MICHIGAN POW CAMPS IN WWII, both published by the History Press.

Our Officers

President, Pat Chownyk
Vice President, John Schober
Recording Secretary, Gail Elliott
Treasurer, Janice Carter
Director, Ann Spybrook
Director, Diane Borza

Books by the RHGS


Images of Roseville Order Form            Wartime Memories Order Form            Roseville’s Airport Order Form