Carson City Historical Society


Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks & Recreation (Park Foundation)

1207 North Carson St./P.O. Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702


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

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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.

Photograph of Barbara Baxter 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

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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

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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

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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.

Important Notice:

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

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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. View 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). Better yet, come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.


President CCHS
Gary Cain

President Foundation
David Bugli

Vice Presidents CCHS:
Janet Perry and David Bugli

Vice President Park Foundation:
Jo Saulisberry

Treasurer CCHS and Park Foundation:
Chuck Saulisberry

Secretary CCHS and Park Foundation
Loretta Williams

This page last updated 7/17/2014

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