Roseville's Carnegie Museum open during renovation

100-year-old building becoming ADA compliant
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Don't let the jack hammering and forklifts fool you: The Carnegie Museum in Roseville is open.

The 100-year-old building is going through a renovation to fix a water leak problem and become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Construction began June 4 and should be completed by October. The project will cost an estimated $270,000.

A wheelchair elevator will be installed outside the city-owned building, two accessible vehicle parking stalls with be constructed and an underground draining system connecting to the city's storm drain system will be installed.

"I have some charter members (of the Roseville Historical Society) from 1983 who have never been inside the building," said museum curator Phoebe Astill. "So they're really excited about it."

The Carnegie Museum was built in 1912 to house Roseville's first permanent library, which was partly funded by Andrew Carnegie. Roseville moved its main library to downtown in 1979 and the Carnegie building remained a branch until 1982. The museum reopened in 1988 after an extensive renovation.

In celebration of its centennial, the Carnegie Museum will host a kick-off event Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Maidu Community Center and a big party at the museum Saturday. Oct. 13.

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