Carson City Historical Society

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Mailing address: 112 North Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703
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 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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Carson City Historical Society
Presents Second Open House of 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020

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The Carson City Historical Society will be holding an "Open House" at the Foreman-Roberts House (the Yellow House), 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Foreman-Roberts House and the Carriage House will both be open for tours. Come and hear about the highlights of Carson City history.

Tours and admission are free. No reservations are required. Sponsored by the members of the Carson City Historical Society. Hope to see you there!

The next Open House after this one is scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020.



February 2020 Newsletter is Available Online

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The February CCHS Newsletter is available online. Perhaps you have already received it in your email inbox. If you are not on our email list, please email your request to be added to carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

To download the February Newsletter, please CLICK HERE.



Please Help Save Adele's - An Update
from the Carson City Historical Society
Media release: Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

#SaveAdeles poster by Sam Flakus.

Please help save Adele's building in Carson City, Nevada. There was great pride in our city when the Captain Porter's House (now Adele's) was first built. A quote from the newspaper is as follows:

From the Carson Daily Appeal, May 18, 1874: "A dwelling is being built by Captain Porter of the V & T workshops. Fronts on Carson St., of moderate size, but will be a handsome house. Has a French or Mansard roof—the first of its kind in Carson. Will be a decided ornament to the north and should like to see more of the same kind going up."

The Carson City Historical Society would like to extend a great big "Thank You" to everyone who has contributed to the #SaveAdeles fund. To date the contributions total close to $7,000 with more on the way. Please help preserve the almost 150 year old Adele's building currently located at 1112 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. Much of Carson's history has been destroyed over the years. Preservation of what is left of our history, our history of Nevada and Carson City for future generations is in jeopardy.

Community donations towards this effort can made through the https://www.gofundme.com/f/cchistoricalsociety-Save-Adeles. Checks sent should be earmarked: SAVEADELE'S, made out to the "Carson City Historical Society" and mailed to the Carson City Historical Society, 112 North Curry Street, Carson City, NV 89703. The Board's intent is to make funds available to a future building owner in exchange for a commitment to the preservation of the historical portion of the building. Jacksons Food Stores Inc., who recently received permission to expand onto the site, has offered the building for free to anyone who would like to move it by March 1, 2020. The Society looks forward to working with Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. and the future building owner to ensure the building is preserved. The goal set for SAVEADELE'S fundraising campaign is $100,000.

The Carson City Historical Society is a volunteer membership whose activities are fundraising, volunteerism, education and cooperation with other entities. The Carson City Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1969 as the Nevada Landmarks Society. The group came together to save the Foreman-Roberts House from demolition.

As "curators of local history," we hope to encourage new members to join the Society to make the voice of the non-profit stronger and to assist in preservation efforts. If you would like to come to a meeting of the Carson City Historical Society, we welcome the public. If you would like to join the Society, please see our website link for an application to join at CCHistorical.org. An application form can be downloaded at http://cchistorical.org/CCHS_Membership_form.pdf.

According to the Society, should Adele's not be saved, funds raised will be earmarked for future preservation or historic projects in Carson City. The Society is proud of its success in working with the community in saving the Foreman Roberts House, and looks forward to success again in working with the community to save the Adele's building.

For over 40 years, Adele's restaurant, the ultimate community hot spot, has occupied the building. It has been a "go to" place where history has been made through political meetings, fundraising events and the celebration of milestones. Over time, additions were placed on the north, south, and west sides of the original historic home. A fire in March 2019 caused the closure of the restaurant.



Support the "Save Adele's" Project
Update posted: Jan. 8, 2020

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The "Save Adele's" effort has raised $3645 as of Jan. 8 through the GoFundMe campaign. That is in addition to amounts directly deposited in the Carson City Historical Society's special line item for this effort.

We have been getting some media attention for this effort. KOLO TV, for example, has covered this issue. Click here to see their Dec. 27, 2019, coverage of the issue. An earlier news piece (Dec. 16) concerning the possible expansion of the neighboring gas station into the Adele's property can be found by clicking here.

Community donations towards this effort can be made through the GoFundMe site: CCHISTORICALSOCIETYSAVEADELE'S or send checks earmarked: SAVEADELE'S and made out to the Carson City Historical Society.



Carson City Historical Society "SAVE ADELE'S" Strategy
Media Release: Friday, Dec. 27, 2019

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The Carson City Historical Society Board held an emergency meeting on December 21 to discuss the imminent demolition of Adele's, and strategized on how this historic building could be preserved. The Board voted to pursue a fundraising campaign to work with the community to preserve the 155-year-old Adele's building at 1112 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. The Board has set up a special "Save Adele's" fund, and has donated $1000 of its own funds to the effort. Community donations towards this effort can be made through the GoFundMe site: CCHISTORICALSOCIETYSAVEADELE'S or send checks earmarked: SAVEADELE'S and made out to the Carson City Historical Society. Checks should be mailed to CCHS, 112 North Curry Street, Carson City, NV 89703. The Board's intent is to make funds available to a future building owner in exchange for a commitment to the preservation of the historical portion of the building. Jacksons Food Stores Inc., who recently received permission to expand onto the site, has offered the building for free to anyone who would like to move it by March 1, 2020. The Society looks forward to working with Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. and the future building owner to ensure the building is preserved. The goal set for SAVEADELE'S fundraising campaign is $100,000.

This historic building was originally built by Captain Porter of the V&T workshops in 1874 and purchased by Benjamin F. Slater in the 1880s. It is a lovely Victorian home replete with Empire style mansard roof and dormer windows. It was home to Judge Michael A. Murphy who lived there in the 1890s and later became the home of Frank E. Murphy, who worked for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in the 1920s. It has generally evolved over time to become a survivor of the past.

For over 40 years, Adele's restaurant (recently called "Cafe at Adele's"), the ultimate community hot spot, has occupied the building. It has been a "go to" place where history has been made through political meetings, fundraising events, and the celebration of milestones. Over time, additions were placed on the north, south, and west sides of the original historic home. A fire in March 2019 caused the closure of the restaurant.

The Carson City Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1969 as the Nevada Landmarks Society. The group came together to save the Foreman-Roberts House from demolition. In 1874, the Foreman-Roberts House was relocated from Old Washoe City and placed at 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, where it still stands. In 1969, the Society and community came together to successfully stop the demolition of this historic building. The Society has preserved the building, and maintains a museum in the house.

According to Jeff Loflin, President of the Society, "So many of our historic buildings have been demolished over the years - the Virginia and Truckee engine house, Nevada Orphans Home, Central School (north of the Brewery Arts Center), Odd Fellows Hall (across from the Blasdel Building) and others. The Carson City Historical Society hopes to save Adele's through community donations to this preservation fund. Please help us save this once beautiful home for our future generations."

According to the Society, should Adele's not be saved, funds raised will be earmarked for future preservation or historic projects in Carson City. The Society is proud of its success in working with the community in saving the Foreman-Roberts House, and looks forward to success again in working with the community to save the Adele's building.

For further information, contact Jeff Loflin at (775) 450-7114.



Dues for 2020 are due in January

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CCHS works on a fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Dues for 2020 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a family membership (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
  • Family (couple) membership -- $35
  • Patron or "Golden Anniversary Supporter" -- $50 to $99
  • Historian -- $100 to $249
  • Curator -- $250 to $499
  • Preservationist -- $500 to $999
  • Curry -- $1000 to $4999
  • Founder -- $5000 or more

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.



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.



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 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 2020

President
Jeff Loflin

First Vice President CCHS:
temporarily vacant

Second Vice President CCHS:
Sue Ballew

Secretary
David Bugli

Treasurer:
Kiyoshi Nishikawa

Membership Chair
Andi Fant

Fundraising
Donna McLaren

Exhibits/Collections
Kathleen "Kat" Long


This page last updated 2/9/2020
 

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