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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Paula D. Cannon
May 13, 1934 - February 7, 2023
Statement prepared by Montana Cannon, Paula's Daughter
Paula D. Cannon, 88 years old of Carson City, died February 7, 2023, from stage four kidney
cancer. She'll be missed by her family & beloved: Carson City Historical Society, Tea Ladies,
and Teddy Bear Club groups. Paula was one of the main organizers for fundraisers for the
Carson City Historical Society.
Paula was the only daughter of Dorathea Elizabeth Weigelt Cannon & Paul W. Cannon of
Roseville, Ohio. She is survived by her daughter Montana T. Cannon, NV, & her granddaughter
M. Alexandria Cannon, Los Angeles, CA. Members of her family were co-owners of one of the
famed Roseville, Ohio, potteries. We will go over more of her history at her funeral
and hope you attend to hear more.
Paula obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1956. If she had
written two dissertations she would have obtained two Doctorates, yet had two Masters
degrees. She taught business administration at Grove City High School, Ohio, for a
few decades. Many of her students won awards, and one was a national winner. Her main
goal in her life was to be the most successful woman in the family.
The Carson City Historical Society will hold a Celebration of Life on Saturday,
May 13, 2023, at the Foreman-Roberts House's Carriage House, 1207 North Carson St.,
Carson City, NV. In lieu of cut flowers please, feel free to donate to the Carson City Historical Society.
Paula Cannon's funeral will be held at the event room located at 1496 Old Hot Springs Rd.,
Carson City, between Sassafras and Shoe Tree Brewing Company on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Parking for seniors is up close; others please park across the street if needed.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The funeral will start promptly at 2:45 p.m. and a wake will follow.
Montana warmly welcomes friends of Paula to attend.
Statement edited by David Bugli, Sec. CCHS
Paula D. Cannon Memorial Service Planned for
Saturday, May 13, 2023
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Paula D. Cannon. She passed
away peacefully at home on February 7, 2023. Paula was a devoted Carson City historian,
philanthropist and force of nature and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life
will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Carriage House beside
the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV. May 13 would have been her
89th birthday. In lieu of
flowers we ask that donations be made to her beloved Carson City Historical Society
in Paula's honor. Donations may be sent to the Carson City Historical Society,
112 North Curry Street, Carson City, NV 89703.
Paula was active in the CCHS for many years, including activities at the end of
This is a photo taken by David Bugli in August 2013. Workmen are making preparations
for the construction of the Carriage House, the annex to the Foreman-Roberts House. It
was not uncommon for Paula to open the Foreman-Roberts House or the Carriage House, after
it was constructed, for workmen and others who needed access to the buildings. In this
photo she seems to be supervising the men digging the pit for the irrigation
system...and perhaps she is. Apparently, the smoke from the forest fires (seen in the
distance) did not keep her away!
Paula was a great organizer. She initiated and organized most of the Teas held by CCHS.
This photograph was taken Saturday, June 25, 2022. Paula Cannon (left) is sitting with Board
members Donna McLaren and Kiyoshi Nishikawa under a tent at the Vintage Market site on Stewart
Street, opposite the Carson Farmers Market. It was a hot, hot day, but these three spent
hours at the CCHS information table, sharing information about the Society's activities.
Paula was at the Vintage Market several Saturdays that summer.
Paula was a great source of knowledge about the activities of the Society, and she was a
promoter of CCHS.
Paula will be dearly missed.
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The Carson City Historical Society Reopens Each Sunday
Starting Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
The Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. each Sunday,
starting with Sunday, February 5, 2023, and plans to be open those same hours on
Sundays until further notice. 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. Click
HERE for a map link. 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.
To contact the Society in advance, send an email to email@example.com
or call 775-887-2174 for further instructions. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets.
For general information about the Historical Society, go to CCHistorical.org.
Photo: Looking east from N. Carson Street down Corbett St., the Carriage
House is on the left, to the east, and the
Foreman-Roberts House Museum is in the middle of the picture. (Picture courtesy of Google maps.)
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January 2023 Newsletter is Available Online
The January 2023 CCHS Newsletter is available online. This issue includes a recap
of some of the events at the end of 2022. Also, there is now an option to renew your membership
or join the Society using a Square link and your credit card.
If you are not on our email list, please email your request to be
added to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the January 2023 Newsletter, please
Monthly Lecture Series Being Planned for
Sundays in 2023
The Carson City Historical Society is working on plans for live, in-person, lectures on
one Sunday a month, starting with March or April. These will likely be at 1:00 p.m.
Check back for further details.
Dues for 2023 are due January 1, 2023
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 http://cchistorical.org/CCHS_Membership_form.pdf.
The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations.
Upcoming and Recent Events
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
The mailing address for the Carson City Historical Society
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 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 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.
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
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 3/11/2023