Carson City Historical Society

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

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



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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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General Membership Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Photograph of Matisse's Dinner Table

A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER MEETING is being called for April 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Grandma Hattie's (private room), 2011 S. Carson St., Carson City. We hope to reinstate the General Membership dinners and get to know you a little better.

There are three choices for dinner, all $15 inclusive. Your choice: 2 double pork chops OR cowboy steak with mushrooms OR crunchy shrimp and chips. Included with your entree are soup or salad, potato and vegetable, honey glazed roll, non-alcoholic drink, single scoop ice cream sundae, tax and tip. Wine or beer is extra.

Deadline for making reservation is April 25 (Friday). Please indicate on your check which entree you want and your phone number. Send your check to Jan Perry, 3080 Austin Lane, Carson City, NV 89703.



Carriage House Update
"Cold Shell" is completed

Photograph of the Carriage House, as seen from Corbett St.

We are thrilled and excited to thank you for the $70,000 you worked to gather for the completion of the exterior of the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House. Our sincere thanks to all of you, our members, as well as other friends of the Society for your gracious generosity. We have completed stage one, the exterior or "cold shell" of the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House.

We've been informed that the cost to finish out the Carriage House is approximately $47,000. We already have a generous offer of a donation to match up to $5,000. We will be pursing both corporate and casino donations as well.

If you would like to tour the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House, call Paula at 775-887-8865 to set an appointment.



Reno's Dark Underbelly of Prostitution
and Drugs from 1900 through the 1950s
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Photograph of Dr.
  Michael Fisher portraying H. F. Dangberg Sr.

Dr. Michael Fischer will do a lecture at the Business Innovation Resource Center (the BRIC), 108 E. Proctor Street, Carson City, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, on "Reno's Dark Underbelly of Prostitution and Drugs from 1900 through the 1950s." It's based on a talk that he gave in Reno in March. Dr. Fischer is the former director of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. He likes to research shady characters and has gathered some rarely seen photographs and long-held secrets of the Reno's dark underbelly.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Carson City Historical Society and is part of the Society's "Third Thursday" series of lectures.

For more information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or check the Society's website at CCHistorical.org.

Dr. Fischer is pictured, portraying H. F. Dangberg, Sr. in a 2009 CCHS lecture.



First Yard Sale of 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014

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The first of two yard sales for this year will be Saturday, July 12, 2014. (The second one is and Saturday, August 16.) Each will be one-day sales. Please contact Mary DeFelice, 882-0916, for further information. Also contact Mary for any donations you may have to support the Society.



Garden Tour
Saturday, July 19, 2014

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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 annual GARDEN TOUR is Saturday, July 19, 2014. Please mark your calendar now as you definitely do NOT want to miss this exciting event. Seriously consider being on the Tour. If that's not possible, then contact Mary Dorsey, 775-297-3099 to learn how you can be involved. As of this writing, there are nine yards and five houses committed for the Tour.



Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 9, 2014

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The annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Saturday afternoon, August 9, and 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 is July 12). Each will be 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.



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 http://cchistorical.org/newsletters/2013_10_newsletter.pdf. Copies were mailed to CCHS members 11/1/2013.


"Third Thursday" Lecture Series in 2014

Photograph of a lectern

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]



NOTICE:
As of early January 2009, the URL for this website is

http://CCHistorical.org

The secondary 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. 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.

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.


Officers

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 4/18/2014
 

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