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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Earth Day Garden Festival
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Copy of Earth Day event poster, no. 3.

The Carson City Historical Society, along with the Mark Twain Garden Club, the Desert Gardeners and the Sierra Desert Garden Club, is holding a Garden Festival on Sunday, April 22, 2018, Earth Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festivities will be in the Foreman-Roberts House Park, 1207 North Carson Street. In addition to displays by the garden clubs, there will be a video presentation of the four seasons of Carson City gardens in the Carriage House. The Bee Club will give a presentation and answer questions concerning bee keeping, and the Greenhouse Garden Center will be available for questions and information. The Greenhouse Project at Carson High will also be represented. The Foreman-Roberts House Museum will be open for free tours for the first time since it was damaged by fire in 2016.

There will be a raffle of 25 lovely gift baskets with the intriguing titles of "Never Promised You a Rose Garden...So Grow Succulents!!," “Gnome is Gardening," and "Tote of Knowledge." Tickets for the raffle are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Included in the raffle are gift certificates from Red’s Old 395 Grill, Due Sorella, The Greenhouse Garden Center, Touched by Angels and others.

Vendors will also be selling antiques, collectibles and crafts at a flea market on Rice Street adjacent to the Foreman-Roberts House Park. Food and drinks will be available from John Hurzel's Nevada Nosh Food Truck.

For more information contact Paula Cannon at 775-887-8865.

Millennium Bugs play for Ice Cream Social
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

Photograph of ice cream

As part of the "Jazz & Beyond Music Festival," the Millennium Bugs will play from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, for the Carson City Historical Society Ice Cream Social. The event is free. Ice cream may be purchased at the event.

The website for the Jazz & Beyond Music Festival is

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.

Senior History Projects Sought
Posted: Oct. 26, 2017

Photograph of Carson City and Nevada History books

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

Image of a mailbox

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 4/15/2018

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