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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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.

March 2017 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The March 2017 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around March 28.

Update on Coins
March 2017

The eleven silver coins, which we recently received from the estate of the late LINDA CHRISTIE, were on display at the March Board Meeting. Ten were CC coins. All were immediately sold to Northern Nevada Coin for the impressive sum of $3,763. ALLEN ROWE gave us a little better price because of our fires, our being a Historical Society, and his realization of our community importance in saving history.

JUDY HANKS gave us a little history on the coins. LINDA CHRISTIE had an uncle serving in the Air Force at Stead Air Base in the mid-1950s. When he visited LINDA, he would take her a coin as a memento of his affection with the proviso the coins were not to be spent, but to be used in her retirement for something special. LINDA and her partner JUDY HANKS decided the coins should be returned to their home - Carson City. We are extremely grateful to LINDA and JUDY for their unselfish decision.

Arbor Day Capital Tree Walk
Friday, April 28, 2017

Photograph of Tom Henderson leading 2013 tour.

In 2013 the Carson City Historical Society presented a "walking lecture" on the "History of Trees in Carson City" by arborist Tom Henderson of Healthy Trees. (He is pictured, leading that tour.) We encourage you to join with Tom Henderson for a fascinating tour of these legacy trees on Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th.

Nevada's Capitol grounds include some of the oldest and largest trees in Carson City. According to historical records, trees for planting on the Capitol grounds were purchased in 1876 by George Washington Ferris, who had them shipped from his prior residence near Galesburg, Illinois. The trees were apparently shipped by rail to Sacramento and then to Carson City. Among the trees selected were sugar maple, honey locust, mountain ash and American elms. Mr. Ferris was instrumental in populating frontier Carson City residences with trees. Prior existing cottonwood trees on the Capitol grounds were taken down in favor of more desirable species. It is likely that some of the trees on the Capital grounds today were among those planted in 1876.

The walking tour will begin on the north steps of the Capitol in the afternoon (time to be determined). As parking is limited, attendees may wish to carpool, walk, bike or use public transport. For further information, contact Tom at 775-224-3827.

Carriage House $1000 Challenge a Success

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February 18, 2017: The Carriage House $l000 matching challenge to complete the Carriage House is concluded and was a success. As of the Feb. 17, 2017, deadline for providing funds to be matched, $1870.50 was raised. The first $1000 of this is being matched, dollar-for-dollar, by David and Elinor Bugli.

The money raised by this will go for needed items, such as refrigerator, microwave, chairs, and card tables. We thank all who donated to this.

Dues for 2017 are due

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CCHS works on a fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Dues for 2016 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a family membership (2 votes). Dues are generally due in January of each yeat.

Annual dues can be mailed to CC Historical Society, 112 N. Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703. A membership form is available at

The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations.

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

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

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. 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 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

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 for 2016

Gary Cain

First Vice President CCHS:
Jed Block

Second Vice President CCHS:
Debbie Lane

D.D. Spencer

David Bugli

This page last updated 2/25/2017

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