Carson City Historical Society

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Mailing address: PO Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702-1864
Address for Foreman-Roberts House Museum: 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, NV

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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 PO Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702-1864. The Carson City Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates and maintains the Foreman-Roberts House Museum.

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"Snowshoe Thompson: Superhero of the Sierra" Chatauqua
Saturday, May 11, 2024

Photograph of David and Gayle Woodruff

Carson City Historical Society hosts local authors and historians David and Gayle Woodruff, who will present a Chautauqua on "Snowshoe Thompson: Superhero of the Sierra" on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carriage House behind the Foreman-Roberts Historic House located at 1207 Carson Street, Carson City, during Mark Twain Days.

The Woodruffs assume the characters of "Snowshoe" Thompson and his wife Agnes in this 55-minute Chautauqua performance. Thompson carried the mail across the deep Sierra Nevada snow for 20 winters. Packing 80 pounds of mail, he did the 180-mile round trip in just 5 days on his handcrafted skis, with nothing more than a jacket, dried meat, and matches. Thompson made one of the first recorded surveys of Lake Tahoe, is often credited with being the father of skiing in California, and was a larger-than-life character, saving numerous lives, serving his community unwaveringly, and devoted his life to the betterment of all, a true Sierra Nevada Superhero.

This is a ticketed event ($15 for CCHS members, and $20 for non-members). Funds benefit CCHS. Tickets are available at breweryarts.org/event/20240511-mtd-chautauqua.

David & Gayle Woodruff have lived in the Lake Tahoe and Eastern Sierra area for most of their lives. They are the authors of eight books on Eastern Sierra history, including the popular "Tales Along El Camino Sierra" series, and are also presenters of a variety of local history programs. When not researching or writing, you'll probably find them out hiking in their beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Information about other second annual Mark Twain Days events (May 10-12, 2024) is available at MarkTwainDays.com.



**Event postponed**
Gary Cain Presentation on British Paratroopers
Monday, May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)

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Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), is the opening of World War II Exhibit in the Carriage House. Gary Cain, proprietor of Westwall Militaria and former CCHS President, will present a talk at 4:00 p.m. on the equipment used by British paratroopers and on other WWII items that helped the US allies win the war. The lecture is focused on the interesting story about the British paratroopers who would land with bicycles, so that they would have transportation on the ground.



April 2024 Newsletter is Available Online

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The April 2024 CCHS Newsletter is available online. In this issue you can read about Adam Michalski's talk on "The Railroad and Carson City" on April 18, "Victorian Secrets with Tea" on April 27, recent lectures, Wine Walks, and future activities.

If you are not on our email list, please email your request to be added to carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

To download the August 2023 Newsletter, please CLICK HERE.



Some Upcoming Spring (and Beyond) Events
Updated: May 1, 2024

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We have some interesting events coming up this spring at the Carson City Historical Society. Start marking your calendar and check back for futher updates:

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 - Carson City Historical Society will participate in its second Carson City Downtown Business Association (CCDBA) "Wine Walk" from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The CCDBA Wine Walks are on the first Saturday of every month. Our Wine Walk stop, the Carriage House, is located near the Midtown Market and the Tap Shack, two other locations recently added to the expanded Wine Walk "district." Stroll Downtown Carson City and enjoy wine poured from participating businesses. This is a perfect opportunity to experience everything the Downtown has to offer while participating businesses present special deals, entertainment and a variety of wines. Tickets will go on sale at noon on the Saturday before the Wine Walk. Tickets can be purchase online only. For information and to purchase tickets, go to www.downtowncarson.org/carson-city-wine-walk.
  • Walking Tours Canceled - Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 11, 2024 - "Mark Twain Days Walking Tour," with tour guide Donna McLaren. Donna will conduct tours through Mark Twain's stomping grounds on the west side of Carson City on the second and third days of Mark Twain Days. Time and meeting location to be announced. For information on the three-day Mark Twain Days Festival, go to visitcarsoncity.com/mark-twain-days.
  • **Event postponed** Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), 2024 - Gary Cain, proprietor of Westwall Militaria, will share the history of a very special item from World War II military history, a bicycle used by parachutists. The talk is at 4:00 p.m. in the Carriage House.
  • Some time in June 2024 - "Murder with Tea" murder mystery fundraiser to be held in the Carriage House.
  • July or August 2024 - Gary Ballew will talk about "Old Washoe City."

The Carson City Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates and maintains the Foreman-Roberts House Museum at 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV. It also presents lectures, exhibits, and events. For further information, go to CCHistorical.org.



Historical Society Seeks Volunteers for House Tours
Posted: July 23, 2023

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The Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is asking the public for volunteers to help give tours of the famous Foreman-Roberts House in Carson City on Sunday afternoons. This structure is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture. It was moved from Old Washoe City to Carson City in the 1870s. After nearly a century of domestic use in Carson City, it was restored by the Nevada Landmarks Society, predecessor of CCHS, and now is used to exhibit artifacts related to the history of Carson City and the building itself.

In addition, CCHS has two open positions on the Board and is seeking to fill those positions. One vacancy is for Membership Chair and the other is for Exhibits Chair. The CCHS Board meets the second Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in the Carriage House at 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. (The Carriage House is directly behind the Roberts House.)

If you love history, have an interest is meeting new people, planning new displays or have ideas for history exhibits, we would like to encourage you to contact us. Our website address is cchistorical.org, and our email address is carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

The Carson City Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates and maintains the Foreman-Roberts House Museum 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV. It also presents lectures, exhibits, and events.

Photo: Picture of the Foreman-Roberts House, home of the Carson City Historical Society, as seen from Carson Street.



Historical Society Open Houses Resumed
Starting Sunday, May 7, 2023

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The CCHS has resumed Sunday Open Houses, starting May 7, 2023. The Foreman-Roberts House and the Carriage House will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. each Sunday. The address of the Society's two yellow buildings, the Foreman-Roberts House Museum and the Carriage House, is 1207 North Carson St., Carson City. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets.

Visitors should first report to the Carriage House, the yellow building with the double doors just east of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. They may start their visit there, where they can see exhibits and parts of the permanent collection. From there, the museum docent can escort guests to the Foreman-Roberts House itself, where the guests can experience a bit of early Carson City life and ambiance. Docents reserve the right to limit the number of visitors at any one time.



Want to Become a CCHS Members or Renew Your Yearly Membership?

To renew or join with a printed membership form, obtain it from HERE.
To renew or join online via Square, go to our membership page by clicking HERE.


Mailing Address for CCHS

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The mailing address for the Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is (once again):


PO Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702-1864
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.



Notice:

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 3:45 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 carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com 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 carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Foreman-Roberts House - The Foreman-Roberts House Museum is open most Sundays, by appointment, 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
PO Box 1864
Carson City, NV 89702-1864
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 2024

President
Sue Ballew

First Vice President CCHS:
Liz Cain

Second Vice President CCHS:
Travis Legatzke

Secretary
David Bugli

Treasurer:
Kiyoshi Nishikawa

Membership Chair
(vacant)

Fundraising
Donna McLaren

Exhibits/Collections
(vacant)


This page last updated 5/6/2024
 

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