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.
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"Down the Garden Path"
Garden & Historical House Tour
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Reserve the date. The Carson City Historical Society is presenting its "Down the
Garden Path" Garden & Historical House Tour on
Saturday, July 19, 2014. The self-guided tour starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
At 4:00 p.m. there will be a reception for all attendees with wine and refreshments
being served. The location of the reception is indicated on the tickets.
Singer Barbara Baxter (pictured at right) will be providing entertainment at the reception
for garden tour ticket holders from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. She will be accompanied by Max
Jackson, guest guitarist; Paul January on keyboard, trumpet, and vocals; and Phil Jerome
on bass and trombone.
As with last year's event, there is a raffle for an original oil painting by Local Artist,
Stephanie Shefrin. Tickets will be on sale June 10th at Due Sorella 6 tickets for $5.00.
Tickets at $10.00 and may be purchased, starting on June 10, at Due Sorella (Two
Sisters), 202 N. Curry St., and at the Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Also,
on the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N.
Carson St., from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, call Julie Grady at 775-841-6211 or e-mail [email protected]
This event is sponsored by the Carson City Historical Society and is a fundraiser for
the completion of the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St.
Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 9, 2014
The annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 2107 N. Carson St., Carson City. Free entertainment
will be provided by the Millennium Bugs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy ice cream and other refreshments for only $3. Enjoy the challenge of guessing
what some antique items are and how they were used. Enjoy "how was it made?" demonstrations
and "history in action." Exhibitors will demonstrate how the early inhabitants of Nevada made
duck decoys out of tule rush, such as those that were discovered in the Lovelock Cave in 1911,
and will demonstrate the art of basket weaving.
This event is sponsored by the Carson City Historical Society.
Want to contribute to the success of this event? We are
looking for people who would like to share their talent and knowledge of
"how it used to be done." If you have antique items and can show
how they work, please bring them! Are you a blacksmith, candle maker, soap maker
or do any kind of traditional-type of hand work? We would like to hear from you.
Our "Show and Tell" will be held on the lawn of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum
during the Ice Cream Social. It will be a great time to view our newly built
Carriage House. Please call Loretta Williams, 841-3443, to reserve a spot on the lawn.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gary Cain at 885-7643.
Second Yard Sale of 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The second of two yard sales for this year will be Saturday, August 16, 2014. (The first one
on July 12 was a success.). This will be a
one-day sales. Please contact Mary DeFelice, 775-882-0916, for further information.
Also contact Mary for any donations you may have to support the Society.
Potluck Picnic and Annual Meeting Tentatively scheduled for
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
At the July 14 meeting, the board tentatively scheduled a Potluck Picnic and
Annual Meeting for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Please check back for further details.
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]
As of early January 2009, the URL for this website is
URL (http://RobertsHouseMuseum.org) is no longer supported. Please updates your links,
bookmarks, and favorites accordingly.
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.
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 7/17/2014