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.
Carson City Historical Society - Home Page
Carson City Historical Society Observes Black History Month
with a Lecture on African Americans and the Arts
Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
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
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
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
If you are not on our email list, please email your request to be
added to email@example.com.
To download the August 2023 Newsletter, please
Historical Society Seeks Volunteers for House Tours
Posted: July 23, 2023
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
To renew or join online via Square, go to our membership page by
Mailing Address for CCHS
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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
Better yet, come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.
CCHS Officers for 2023
First Vice President CCHS:
Second Vice President CCHS:
This page last updated 2/5/2024