Welcome to the
Roseville Historical Society

The Roseville Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Roseville, Ohio. The Society seeks to achieve this mission through a variety of public programs, including exhibits, lectures, walking tours, and a research library to make the history of Roseville accessible to everyone.

140 Main Street
Roseville, OH 43777

(740) 697-7984


1 pm - 4 pm
First Sunday of Each Month

A Home for History

About Us

The Roseville Historical Society museum is a repository for a collection of class photos, yearbooks, diplomas, and other memorabilia from all three buildings that were once called Roseville High School. The last graduating class from Roseville High School was in 1970. With the help of our members, volunteers, the community of Roseville, and others, we have been able to gather and preserve photographs, newspapers, postcards, maps, books, household objects, pottery, glass, textiles, military items, and written and oral histories of families and businesses that once thrived in the village of Roseville, Ohio. We also have the only collection of Leslie Cope (1913 – 2002) art and artifacts that came directly from the Cope Gallery, which closed in 2013.

History From Home

Explore Our Digital Resources

Directory of Roseville Ohio's Pottery Companies

An extensive list of the pottery companies of Roseville, Ohio
Go to Directory

Roseville Ohio Pottery Worker's Registry

The Pottery Workers registry was established to compile the names of the men and women who worked in the potteries in or near Roseville, Ohio. The registry is an ongoing project which recognizes each worker, by name, and honors their contribution in making the potteries a success from the earliest days in Roseville, Ohio (1838 – present).
Browse or Search Registry

James L. Murphy Research Library

Photo Credit: Chris Crook
Houses a wide variety of objects, including genealogical materials, maps, paintings, prints, postcards, uniforms, and photographs as well as an archive of the Roseville Historical Society's newsletter, The Roseville Legend
Go to Library

Come See Us!

Visit the Museum

Plan your visit to the Roseville Historical Society Museum ahead of time.  We love to have groups visit us, but please be sure to contact us ahead of time by phone or email.


Members - Free
General Admission - $2
Children - $0.50


First Sunday of each month, 1 - 4 pm (Apr - Oct). You can also call or email to request a visit by appointment during operating months.


140 S. Main Street, Roseville OH 43777. We are located in the Muskingum Valley, 10 miles southwest of Zanesville, Ohio. It is reachable by car or tour bus.

ADA Accessibility

1st floor wheelchair access is located at the side of the building, and to the 2nd floor by a ramp at the rear. The restroom on the main floor is ADA accessible.

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Help Us Continue to Share Our History



Individual Memberships are $10/year, and Family Memberships are $15/year. and includes free admission to the First Sunday Open House, Annual Heritage Day, and a subscription to the Roseville Legend Newsletter. 



You can donate via PayPal or send a check written out to the Roseville Historical Society to:  P.O. Box 14, Roseville, OH, 43777.  



Volunteers are needed to serve as docents for open houses and events and to assist with organizing and cataloging items in the museum.  Please contact us at info@rosevilleohiohistory.org about volunteer opportunities.

Pieces of History

Featured Items
from collections

Two Ways To Donate

You can donate to the Roseville Historical Society online or by check.


By Check
Mail a check made out to The Roseville Historical Society and send it to:

Roseville Historical Society
P.O. Box 14
Roseville, OH 43777