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.
Carson City Historical Society - Home Page
Due to fire damage, the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is closed until further notice. We
are working to rectify this situation. The adjoining Carriage House building is in good
condition, but not generally open to the public while we are involved in clean-up operations.
Jim Thorpe Video Collection in Carriage House
Many of Jim Thorpe's video tapes have a new home in the Carriage House starting this
month. Over a span of many years, Jim video recorded numerous meetings, lectures,
ceremonies, sporting events, Nevada Day parades, concerts, and other events in Carson City,
mostly on VHS and Super VHS tapes. In an April 8, 2014, interview, Jim claimed to
have about 4000 tapes, some of which were personal ones which he did not wish to share
with the public. However, most of them were of Carson events, and he kept an index of
his recordings on a series of yellow legal pads. We are storing about 1072 of these
tapes and the index that Jed Block acquired for CCHS from Jim before his death, and
we hope to eventually obtain some of his other tapes related to Carson City history
from his family. The tapes are not necessarily well organized at this time, but
they reflect a wide range of interesting topics.
A sample of tapes from one randomly
selected box includes the following: Nevada State Museum
tapings of "Slot Machine History by Marshall Fey" (1999), "Mammoths of the Black Rock
Desert" (1999), "Native American Basket Collection" (1999), "Historic Archeology of the
Carson City, US Branch Mint" (1999), "A Cowhand's Song: Crisis on the Range" (1999),
"The Lives of Nevada's Women in History" (2000), "The Silver Service of the Battleship
U.S.S. Nevada" (2000), and "200 Years of Doll Makers and Their Art" (2000); a Leisure
Hour Club taping of "The School Bond Issue" (2002); a Nevada State Railroad Museum tape
on "Snowbound Streamliner" (2000); and a Carson Middle School tape on "Flag Retiring
Ceremony & Veteran Commemoration" (2002).
It will not be an easy process to properly
handle this legacy of Carson City history. The likely first phase of dealing with these
tapes is to organize them and do a proper inventory. Because of the unstable nature of
the VHS media, we eventually want to transfer many of these tapes to more modern and stable
media, such as hard drives.
July 2017 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line
The July 2017 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at
Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around July 15.
Emphasis on Early History of Carson City
Seeking Authenticated Items, Documents, etc.
April 2017: The emphasis of Foreman-Roberts House Museum is to
showcase early history of Carson City and Ormsby County. We are hoping you, your relatives,
or your friends may have authenticated items, documents, or whatever that can be
exhibited in the house. Please call Gary Cain, President, 775-885-7643, with information
or questions on possible historical items available, or come to the next Board meeting
on Monday, May 8, 1:30 p.m., in the Carriage House. This is an advance notice,
as it will probably be fall before the Museum is ready to be refurnished. Thank you
for your consideration of our request.
Shown at right is Abraham Curry, Founder of Carson City.
Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The annual CCHS Ice Cream Social is Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(new time this year) at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 2107 N. Carson St., Carson City. Free
entertainment will be provided by the Millennium Bugs. The
Carson City Historical Society sponsors this event.
Enjoy ice cream and other refreshments for only $3. Exhibitors will will be at the event
to discuss their projects and interests.
The Ice Cream Social is during the second
weekend of the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival. For more information about the
festival, go to JazzCarsonCity.com.
Further details were still
pending as of April 10. If you have questions, contact Gary Cain at 775-885-7643.
Mailing Address for CCHS
The mailing address for the Carson City Historical Society
112 North Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703
The physical address for the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is 1207 North Carson
St., but that address is not our official mailing address.
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.
CCHS is working to re-establish its 501(c)(3) statuses.
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 Dcbugli@aol.com 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.
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.
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).
come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.
CCHS Officers for 2017
First Vice President CCHS:
Second Vice President CCHS:
This page last updated 7/15/2017