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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CCHS Hosts "Victorian Fashions and Dress Reform,"
a Lecture/Presentation by Jan Loverin
Thursday Friday, May 19, 2023

Photograph of Jan Loverin, Curator of the Marjorie Russell Textile Museum

(I apologize for earlier error in the headeline. -Webmaster)
Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is proud to host a lecture/presentation by Jan Loverin, curator of the Marjorie Russell Textile Museum, on "Victorian Fashions and Dress Reform" on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Carriage House, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. We will be offering light refreshments. No RSVP is necessary.

The presentation will also be presented via Zoom. The lecture, both in-person and via Zoom, is free and open to the public. To sign up for Jan Loverin's Lecture via Zoom on May 19, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., go to, where there is a link to do the sign up. You will be asked to fill out a Google Form with name, email address, and phone number requests, and other questions. If your request is accepted, we will send you a link to the Zoom session in 1-3 days. If you need to make special arrangements, send an email to with "Loverin Lecture" in the subject line or call David Bugli at 775-883-4154.

The Marjorie Russell Textile Museum is a Nevada State Museum facility dedicated to storing and preserving historic costume and textile collections. In addition to garments, its collection features quilts, flags and accessories. The center's offerings are comprehensive and focus on Nevada and the Great Basin. In addition to curating, Jan Loverin assists the public in identifying and dating historic costumes as well as preservation and display. The Museum is open to the public for research, programs and tours by appointment only by calling 775-687-6173.

After a hiatus of several years, the CCHS resumed a monthly lecture series in January 2021. Most lectures were presented on Zoom during the COVID-19 epidemic. Some past lectures are also available on the Carson City Historical Society's page. Going forward, CCHS intends to present lectures in person and via Zoom. Additional information about the CCHS is available on its webpage,

Photo: Jan Loverin, Curator of the Marjorie Russell Textile Museum.

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

Photo of Foreman-Roberts House

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.

March 2023 Newsletter is Available Online

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The March 2023 CCHS Newsletter is available online. On page 5 of the Newsletter you can find a list of upcoming events, including an Open House on April 2, Loretta Williams' birthday celebration on April 15, Glen Whorton's lecture on the Nevada State Prison on April 16, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" games on April 22 (during Mark Twain Days), and Paula Cannon's Celebration of Life on May 13, and Jan Loverin's presentation on Victorian Undergarments on May 19.

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

To download the March 2023 Newsletter, please CLICK HERE.

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. 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.
  • Sat., April 15, 2023 - Loretta Williams 90th Birthday Party - 1-4 p.m. in the Foreman_Roberts House. Join us for cake and coffee. RSVP Please, no presents.
  • Sun., April 16, 2023 - Glen Wharton Lecture on Nevada State Prison - 1-3 p.m. in the Carriage House and on Zoom
  • Sat., April 22, 2023 - "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Games - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Part of Mark Twain Days. Activities at Roberts House Park (Foreman-Roberts House).
  • Sat., May 13, 2023 - Paula Cannon Celebration of Life - 1-4 p.m. in the Carriage House
  • Fri., May 19, 2023 - Jan Loverin presentation on Victorian Undergarments - 6:00 p.m. in the Carriage House and also via Zoom
  • Later in 2023 - Monthly Historic Lectures at the Carriage House, free and open to the public. Dates and speakers to be announced.
  • Sat., Aug. 12, 2023 - Ice Cream Social at the Foreman-Roberts House 5-7 p.m.

Monthly Lecture Series Being Planned for
Sundays in 2023

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The Carson City Historical Society is working on plans for live, in-person, lectures on one Sunday a month, starting in April. These will likely be at 1:00 p.m. Check back for further details.

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:

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 2023

Sue Ballew

First Vice President CCHS:
Liz Cain

Second Vice President CCHS:
Travis Legatzke

David Bugli

Kiyoshi Nishikawa

Membership Chair
(position vacant)

Donna McLaren

(position vacant)

This page last updated 5/17/2023

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