Cultural History of the Region
The Røros community had two main sources of livelihood: Employment in the Copper Works combined with farming, a way of life that has left its mark in both the architecture and the surrounding countryside. The mining operations demanded enormous quantities of wood so the felling of timber in the surrounding forests was also an important source of income for many. At the same time Røros became a trading centre with contacts reaching beyond national boundaries. The means of making a living in the Røros district have, therefore, been many and varied.
The Røros Museum has an important task in the documentation and making available knowledge of how people lived in the Røros community. This is also applicable to the history that is created in Røros in the present day.