Carson City Historical Society


Mailing address: 112 North Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703
Address for Foreman-Roberts House Museum: 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, NV


Carson City Historical Society

The Carson City Historical Society (EIN 94-2565777) is located at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. Our mailing address is 112 North Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703. The Carson City Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates and maintains the Foreman-Roberts House Museum.

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Annual Christmas Party and Annual Meeting at the Bliss Mansion
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Dues for 2016 Due Jan. 1, 2016

Photograph of Kim Copel-Harris

Mark your calendars now for December 6, 2015, for the annual Christmas Party and Annual Meeting at the Bliss Mansion, 1-4 pm. Be prepared to enjoy food, speaker and general elections! A Catered Affaire has promised a delicious repast, and, of course, we'll have wine, sparkling cider or water. Admission to the event is $30 per person.

The slate for officer nominations is President, Gary Cain; First Vice President, Jed Block; Second Vice President, Debbie Lane; Secretary, David Bugli; Treasurer, D. D. Spencer. Nominations from the floor will be accepted for all offices. Only qualification for voting or holding office is to be current with dues for 2015 or 2016. First Vice President's objectives are to update our ByLaws and get the 501(c)(3) status reinstated. Second Vice President's objective is to develop the East Side's "Green Line," similar to the "Blue Line" on the west side of Carson City.

Dues for 2016 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a family membership (2 votes). Dues are due January 1, 2016.

Entertainment at the party will be provided by Kim Copel-Harris, who will be portraying stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst. Local infamous stagecoach driver "One-Eyed Charley" worked at times with famous driver Hank Monk. Hop on board Charley's coach as he (she?) takes you on the ride of your life. Runaway stages, robberies, eccentric passengers and ghosts! Hear of Charley's adventurous life and mysterious death.

Kim is a resident of Genoa, NV, and a longtime local to the surrounding Sierra Nevada communities. She serves on the advisory boards of the Nevada division of the National Pony Express Association and the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson Association, is Events Coordinator for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden and is the owner and tour guide of Genoa Historic Ghost Tours. Her primary business, "Western History ALIVE!" promotes Northern California and Nevada history via historical and entertaining venues.

Please call D. D. Spencer at 775-741-7897 to make your reservation. Payment for the Christmas Party ($30 a person) and/or annual dues can be mailed to CC Historical Society, 112 N. Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703 by November 30.

Merged Operations of CCHS and FBCCPR End
New Foundation Emerges

For the last several years, the Carson City Historical Society and the Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks & Recreation (FBCCPR) have jointly operated. FBCCPR has been dissolved, and thus the CCHS is operating on its own.

A new organization, the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation (FCCPR) has been created as a 501(c)(3) organization. The purpose of the group is to assist the Parks & Recreation Department and other groups wishing to enhance the use of the city's parks system. The group operates as an umbrella organization, assisting groups that have not attained 501(c)(3) status to raise funds to raise funds for parks improvements. FCCPR will also pick up functions maintained by FBCCPR, such as organizing the annual awards ceremony held each fall in Mills Park and maintaining the Wungnema House, but it operates under a new set of bylaws, officers, and board.

November 2015 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The November 2015 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies were mailed to CCHS members.

Obituary - James G. Capitrant
September 14, 2015

On September 14, 2015, James G. Capitrant, "Cap," lost his battle with cancer. Cap was a dedicated member of the Carson City Historical Society for over 20 years. While he didn't attend our various functions, he most generously supported our various efforts.

He was with the Carson School District from 1964-1991. Cap ended his teaching career as the Adult Education Coordinator after successfully handling various positions with the District. You may remember him if you or family members attended Carson schools. His generosity, dedication and friendship will be greatly missed by the Historical Society.

Obituary - Jan Perry
CCHS Vice President

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Janet Perry. She joined the Carson City Historical Society when she moved to Carson City some 20 years ago. Jan accepted the position of Vice President over 15 years ago and was quite active in planning CCHS social events. Jan was an active, energetic woman. Along with her participation in all the Historical Society events, she was part of the Tea Ladies who presented Teas at the Foreman-Roberts House some years ago; she played an important role in her PEO Chapter raising funds for women's scholarships; and was involved with the Mark Twain Garden Club, the Presbyterian Church, and other groups.

Jan will be tremendously missed by all who knew her.

Afternoon Tea Dates for 2016
Popular Event Continues

Photograph of teapot

In 2015, CCHS presented several popular "Afternoon Teas" at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. It's a time to enjoy good old fashioned socializing, tea, and light fare. CCHS has proposed a number of "Afternoon Tea" dates for 2016. These dates have not been confirmed as of November 2015:

  • Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
  • Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • Sunday, June 17, 2016
  • Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Mailing Address for CCHS

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The mailing address for the Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is:

112 North Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703

Prior to 2015, the old address was:

P.O. Box 1864
Carson City, NV 89702-1864

Please note this change of address.

The address for the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is still 1207 North Carson St., but that address is not our official mailing address.

Best wishes for the Holiday Season!

October 2015 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The October 2015 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies were mailed to CCHS members.

September 2015 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The September 2015 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies were mailed to CCHS members.

Important Notice:

The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations. Due to technical reasons, it is 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.

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 $5 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
112 North Curry St.
Carson City, NV 89703
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.

CCHS Officers

Gary Cain

Vice President CCHS:
David Bugli

D.D. Spencer

(position vacant)

This page last updated 11/20/2015

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