The Roswell Historical Society is committed to collecting, preserving, sharing, and promoting the rich history of the city of Roswell and its environs. The Roswell Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Membership is open to everyone. Our major financial support comes from annual membership dues, fundraising events, donations, grants and historic tours.
The Roswell Historical Society, established in 1971, is Roswell’s oldest historic preservation organization. Over the last fifty years the Society has amassed considerable holdings of historically significant materials and artifacts which are recorded and preserved at the Research Library and Archives, and often displayed around Roswell. The Society has had many homes, including Allenbrook, the Smith Plantation, and the lower level of the old City Hall, which is currently the Visitors Center. In 2011, the Society moved to its present location on the second floor of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, which united the Society’s office with the Research Library and Archives.
Through the years, over 150 descendants of Old Roswell Cemetery families have been located, over 1000 monuments properly and safely cleaned, over 74 organizations have volunteered their time, donated funds or professional talents. RHS has raised funds to place hundreds of wreaths across veterans gravesites across America in our Wreaths across America program and we've placed over 34 markers across the great city of Roswell identifying historical sites in the community. Our Research Library and Archives houses thousands of collections of manuscripts, maps, books, audio/visual material, visual arts, photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, residence and family files, textiles, and artifacts related to Roswell, Georgia and its environs.