The Little House Museum & Gallery in Rolesville is home to the Historic Rolesville Society. In addition to hosting HRS quarterly meetings, the museum offers two history rooms along with gallery rooms with rotating exhibits. The front parlor of the c.1840 main house explores local family histories, and the site includes original smokehouse, detached kitchen, stone-lined well and a "wedding day" magnolia planted in 1860 that blooms magnificently each season. From Native American stone implements to artifacts from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the Rolesville Room bursts with a variety of locally discovered items and historical maps that illustrate early settlement and help interpret area history. Standard museum hours are Tues. and Thurs. 9am-1pm, with tours by appointment and extended weekend. Plan to spend an hour or more to get the "big picture" of this small town. Historic Rolesville Society meetings are held the second Mon. night of March, June, Sept. and Dec. at 7pm, offering light refreshment, local history presentations and new museum exhibits to explore.