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.
Carson City Historical Society - Home Page
Reno's Dark Underbelly of Prostitution
and Drugs from 1900 through the 1950s
Thursday, May 15, 2014
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.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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 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
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]
As of early January 2009, the URL for this website is
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.
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).
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.
Vice Presidents CCHS:
Janet Perry and David Bugli
Vice President Park Foundation:
Treasurer CCHS and Park Foundation:
Secretary CCHS and Park Foundation
This page last updated 4/10/2014