Carson City Historical Society
The Carson City Historical Society is located at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 North Carson
Street, Carson City, Nevada. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702. The
Carson City Historical Society and the Park Foundation are nonprofit organizations and
maintain the Foreman-Roberts House Museum and the Wungnema House.
Carson City Historical Society - Home Page
Carson City Research Group Presentation
Carson City's Lost Historic Structures by Jed Block
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Carson City Research Group is starting up again. Their first lecture will be
one of a series on Carson City Historic Homes. This time the focus will be on
those we have lost.
The Carson City Research Group is presenting a lecture and slide show by
Jed Block on "Carson City's Lost Historic Homes and Buildings." The lecture will be on
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the BRIC, located at 108 E. Proctor Street,
Conference Room A. Additional discussion will be on the procedures for
saving our historic homes. The Carson City Research Group meetings are hosted
by Sue Ballew, Past Pages writer and Eleanor Kolbe, researcher. Lectures
are free and open to the public.
For further information, please call 775-220-6278.
The Virginia & Truckee Railway at mid-century and beyond...a personal glimpse
A Lecture by Steve VanDenburgh
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Third Thursday lecture series continues. Our first program of 2014 is "The
Virginia & Truckee Railway at mid-century and beyond...a
personal glimpse," by Steve VanDenburgh. It will be at 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 20, 2014, at BRIC, 108 E. Proctor Street. Admission is free.
Steve is a life-long Westerner and a 46-year resident of Carson City. He has
been specializing in railroading-related topics since 1948 (age 12).
He will display
a number of photographs related to railroading. The V&T imagery is dominated by
railroading-related scenes in the Carson City area from 1949, but it also includes
additional views from 1953 onward. That photography is preceded by several classic
non-railroad images that reveal rural and downtown settings in the Carson City area
during the 1940s; they were recorded by long-time Glenbrook property owner
Edmund Maute Spieker (1895-1978).
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Reserve the date. The Carson City Historical Society Garden Tour is scheduled for
Saturday, July 19, 2014. Details about this annual event are pending.
The Carson City Historical Society and the Foundation for the Betterment of Carson
City Parks and Recreation are Nevada nonprofit organizations. Due to technical
reasons, both are currently not recognized as a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are currently not
tax deductible pursuant to section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Both organizations are working to re-establish their 501(c)(3) statuses.
October 2013 Newsletter Available On-line
The October 2013 edition of our the CCHS Newsletter is now available online at
Copies were mailed to CCHS members 11/1/2013.
"Third Thursday" Lecture Series in 2014
The "Third Thursday" lecture series, featuring talks about Nevada history on the third
Thursday of the month, will resume in 2014. A number of lecturers
have been contacted and scheduling each of them to fit our schedule and ensure we
have a presentation space is in progress. Traditionally we held our lectures at the
auditorium of the Carson City Library, but that space is being repurposed by the Library.
However, the Library has been able to let us use The BRIC (Business Resource
Innovation Center) at 108 E. Proctor St. (just north of City Hall) for several lectures.
If you wish to be notified of these events by e-mail as they are scheduled, please send
your name and e-mail address to [email protected]
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Beginning with February 2012, CCHS board meetings are held the second Monday of each
month at 1:30 p.m. at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum.
If you are interested in being put on the CCHS e-mail list, please send an e-mail
to [email protected] and put "CCHS Membership Addition" in the subject line.
We will inform you about upcoming events of the Society via e-mail.
The Carson City Historical Society (formerly the Nevada Landmarks Society) is
located at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89702.
E-mail [email protected]
Foreman-Roberts House - The Foreman-Roberts House Museum is open by appointment
only and for special events sponsored by the
Carson City Historical Society. To tour the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, please call
Paula at 775-887-8865 for an appointment. Cost is $3 per person.
Map for the Foreman-Roberts House
If you would like to join the Carson City Historical Society, our application
is located on this website. Please print out and mail to:
Carson City Historical Society
P.O. Box 1864
Carson City, NV 89702
Membership is $25 per person
or $35 for family and includes our newsletter plus an opportunity to attend
many historical events. Click here for application form.
For the history of the Roberts House, click on James D. Roberts History (at left).
come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.
Carson City Historical Series - Carson City Library - 900 N. Roop St., Carson City, Nev.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Click for map to Carson City Library.
Vice Presidents CCHS:
Janet Perry and David Bugli
Vice President Park Foundation:
Treasurer CCHS and Park Foundation:
Secretary CCHS and Park Foundation
This page last updated 3/3/2014