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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Annual Christmas Party and Election of Officers
Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Mark your calendars. The annual Christmas party and election of officers will be at the Carriage House from 1 to 3 p.m. on December 4, 2022. The event will feature live music, "Jazz and Christmas Music," by David Bugli and Friends. Dr. Michael Fischer will give a Powerpoint presentation on "Dominique Laxalt - An Iron Man that Started in a Wood Wagon: A Story of Basque Independence, Isolation, and Success." (Note: It was previously reported that Dr. Fischer's presentation would be a Chautauqua. We apologize for the error. -webmaster 11/23/22.)

Appetizers are provide by A Catered Affaire. Wine, champagne, and beer will be available.

There will be a brief business meeting, and officers for the 2023 year will be elected.

Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations must be made in advance. Space is limited because this is a very special event. Please call Paula for reservations at 775-887-8865.

Christmas House Tours
Saturday, December 10, 2022

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For decades, the Carson City Historical Society has hosted Christmas House Tours. Kicking off the holiday season for Carson City, the event will be held with great joy on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from noon until 4:00 p.m. There will be seven locations on tour this year. Each location will provide history, entertainment and refreshments. You will be able to see inside most of these historic locations. To facilitate a manageable group and more enjoyable experience for patrons - and hosts - there will be three groups of 30 ticket holders each.

Starting at the Carriage House, all tours will provide patrons with light refreshments while they are enjoying holiday music. Tour #1 will start at 12:30 p.m.; Tour #2 at 1:30 p.m.; concluding with Tour #3 starting at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each with children 12 and under free. Purchase tickets online (see "Buy now" button below), at Westwall Militaria, 412 N. Curry St., or at the Foreman-Roberts House on Sundays 1-3 p.m. To make a reservation, please call Liz at (775) 315-9111 or Westwall Militaria Antiques at (775) 885-7643.

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Victorian Christmas Tour 2022

Victorian Christmas Tour
Dec. 10, 2022
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November 2022 Newsletter is Available Online

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The November CCHS Newsletter is available online. Perhaps you have already received it in your email inbox on November 18. This issue includes information about the Christmas Party (including election of officers) at the Carriage House on Sunday, Dec. 3, and the Victorian Christmas Tour on Saturday, Dec. 10. You can also read a list of our accomplishments in 2022.

If you are not on our email list, please email your request to be added to

To download the November Newsletter, please CLICK HERE.

Dues for 2023 are due January 1, 2023

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CCHS works on a fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Dues for 2023 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a household (2 votes). Dues are due in January of each year. You may support us at additional levels of giving.

Levels of membership:

  • Individual member -- $25
  • Household membership -- $35
  • Patron -- $50
  • Historian -- $100
  • Curator -- $250
  • Preservationist -- Above $250

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.

Historical Society Open Sundays Until Further Notice
Update: May 18, 2022

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The Carson City Historical Society will continue being open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays starting May 15. If you show up, first report to the Carriage House, the yellow building with the double doors just east of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. You may start your visit there, where you can see our "If These Gowns Could Talk" Exhibit and parts of our collection. From there, the docent can escort guests to the Foreman-Roberts House itself, where you can experience a bit of early Carson City life and ambiance.

Photos from 'If These Gowns Could Talk' Exhibit.

Guest, please comply with COVID guidelines. We reserve the right to limit the number of visitors at any one time.

If you wish to contact us in advance, send an email to The two buildings are located at 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, NV. Click HERE for a map link. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets.

Picture: Four of the dresses from our "If These Gowns Could Talk" Exhibit.

Upcoming and Recent Events

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Here is a list of some recent and upcoming CCHS events. Please check back for updated details.

  • Sun., Sept. 25, 2022 - Sutro Tunnel Presentation - 1-3 p.m. at the Carriage House, by Chris Pattison
  • Sat., Nov. 5, 2022 - Members-only Adele's Dollhouse Reveal Event
  • Sun., Nov. 6, 2022 - Adele's Dollhouse Reveal Event - open to the public
  • Sun., Dec. 4, 2022 - Annual Christmas Party - 1-3 p.m. at the Carriage House
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2022 - Christmas Tour of Victorian Houses in Carson City, 7 locations and 3 starting times.
  • Early 2023 - Rescheduled presentation by Jan Loverin - details to be determined
  • Early 2023 - Monthly Historic Lectures at the Carriage House, free and open to the public. Dates and speakers to be announced.

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 generally held the second Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. (New time, as of November 2022) 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 - 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 or leave a message at 775-887-2174 for an appointment. Messages are checked daily. 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 Foreman-Roberts House, click on Foreman-Roberts House History (on menu, at left) or CLICK HERE. Better yet, come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.

CCHS Officers for 2022

Sue Ballew

First Vice President CCHS:
Liz Cain

Second Vice President CCHS:
Travis Legatzke

David Bugli

Kiyoshi Nishikawa

Membership Chair
Chris Pattison

Donna McLaren

(position vacant)

This page last updated 11/23/2022

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