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

"Dedicated to Preserving Carson City's History"


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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Presentation on Children's Home and Membership Meeting
Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Mark your calendar for Presentation and Member meeting: On Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 2:00 p. m. in the CCHS Carriage House, Bonnie Boice Nishikawa will be presenting a slideshow and program about the Nevada Children's Home and her time there as a child in the 1940s and '50s. As you may know, Bonnie has written a book about the history of the home and her life there. DonŐt miss this fascinating, first-hand presentation! Refreshments will be served, and we will also take a final member vote on the changes to our bylaws.

January 2018 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The January 2018 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around January 12.

CCHS Dues are Due
January 1, 2018

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January 1, 2018, is the beginning of our new membership year, so please consider paying your dues at the Holiday party or send them to Mary DeFelice c/o CCHS, 112 N. Curry St. Carson City, NV 89703. Dues levels are Individual member, $25; Family (couple) membership, $35: Patron, $50 to $99; Historian, $100 to $249; Curator, $250 to $499; Preservationist, $500 to $999; Curry, $1000 to $4999; Founder, $5000 or more. A membership form in PDF format is available at CCHS_Membership_form.pdf.

Earth Day Garden Festival
Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Posted Dec. 11, 2017: Mark your calendar for the Earth Day Garden Festival, to be held in and around the Foreman-Roberts House on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Carson City Historical Society is collaborating with three garden clubs to bring you this special event.

Senior History Projects Sought
Posted: Oct. 26, 2017

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Vice President Debbie Lane is encouraging Carson High School (CHS) senior students to do senior projects on the history of Carson City. She is particularly interested in their selecting a history project for the Carson City Historical Society. She recently made the following inquiry to CHS faculty: "Might there be a senior interested in doing a Carson City history project? There are many interesting historical stories in this area (we have many ideas!) and we would love to work with a current senior to produce an exhibit on one of these stories for display at the Hisorical Society's house museum on N. Carson Street." Debbie further notes that if such a student were to come forward, she would be willing to mentor him or her with the teacher's help. So, please, if you have any budding historians in your family or circle or friends, head them in our direction.


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.

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.


The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible pursuant to section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

CCHS board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Carriage House of 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 - Once the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is repaired, it will be 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 2018

Debbie Lane

First Vice President CCHS:
Loretta Williams

Second Vice President CCHS:
Bonnie Nishikawa

David Bugli

Kiyoshi Nishikawa

Membership Chair
Mary DeFelice

This page last updated 1/11/2018

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