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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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 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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Carson City Historical Society Observes Black History Month
with a Lecture on African Americans and the Arts
Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024

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Carson City Historical Society (CCHC) announces guest speaker Michael J. Smith will present a talk on African Americans and the Arts at their Thursday, February 29, 2024, lecture presentation as part of Black History Month.

Michael J. Smith is currently serving as a member of the Carson City Cultural Commission. He has a Master of Education degree from the University of Mississippi, and is retired as a high school principal after 33 years in the field of education. Mr. Smith is President and CEO of the Northern Nevada Cultural Foundation and Vice Chair of the Employee Managements Relations Board. He noted in an editorial last year in the Nevada Appeal, "Black History Month is not a token. It is a special tribute - a time of acknowledgement, of reflection, and inspiration - that comes to life in real and ongoing activities throughout the year."

CCHS lectures are held at 6:30 p.m., in the Carriage House of the Foreman-Roberts Historic House located at 1207 Carson Street, Carson City. The February 29 lecture is free to the public, but space is limited, so RSVP to 775-887-2174 or carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Photo: Michael J. Smith to present lecture on African Americans and the Arts on Feb. 29. (Image courtesy of TV station Fox11 in Reno.)



August 2023 Newsletter is Available Online

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The August 2023 CCHS Newsletter is available online. In this issue you can read about the Ice Cream Social event on Aug. 12 featuring the music of David & Friends (from the Mile High Jazz Band), the opening of Andrea Hobbs' "In Plein Air" art exhibit in the Foreman-Roberts House on the same day, the Eastside Tours being led by Donna McLaren, and other activities of the Society.

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.



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.



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., Dec. 3, 2023 - Annual Christmas Party - at the Carriage House
  • Sat., Dec. 9, 2023 - Christmas Tour of Victorian Houses in Carson City.


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 2023

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
Kat Long


This page last updated 2/5/2024
 

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