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


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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January 2017 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The January 2017 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around Feb. 3.

Dues for 2017 are due

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CCHS works on a fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Dues for 2016 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a family membership (2 votes). Dues are generally due in January of each yeat.

Annual dues can be mailed to CC Historical Society, 112 N. Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703. A membership form is available at

The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations.

Foreman-Roberts House Damaged by Arsonist
August 28 and 29, 2016

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We regret to report that the Foreman-Roberts House Museum was damaged by two arson attacks, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 28, and Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. The first attack was an attempt to burn the kitchen door on the east side of the building. Although the door was a total loss, most of the damage was confined to the area of the kitchen, which was not part of the original house. The Monday morning arson was to the double doors on the south side of the house (see picture). This resulted in damage not just to those doors but also to the second story balcony area. Smoke damage is a major concern since smoke is acidic and can damage historic materials in the buildings.

In addition, two windows were broken on the west side of the house prior to the arson, on Aug. 23. The Sheriff's Department are investigating these events. Officers of the Historical Society are working with insurance and restoration people. Under the Historical Society's agreement with the city, Carson City is responsible for the maintenance of the building and the Society is responsible for the contents of the building. The building is on the National Historic Register, and restoration work requires careful attention to historic details and procedures.

An article about the fires is available at Click here.

The Museum will remain closed to the public until proper restoration work has been completed.

Upcoming and Recent Events

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Here is a list of some upcoming CCHS events. Please check back for updated details.

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 - Annual Christmas Party - 2-4 p.m. at the Bliss Mansion

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.

Important Notice:

The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations. Due to technical reasons, it is currently not recognized as a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are currently not tax deductible pursuant to section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. CCHS is working to re-establish its 501(c)(3) statuses.

CCHS board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 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 Paula at 775-887-8865 for an appointment. 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 Roberts House, click on James D. Roberts History (at left). Better yet, come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.

CCHS Officers for 2016

Gary Cain

First Vice President CCHS:
Jed Block

Second Vice President CCHS:
Debbie Lane

D.D. Spencer

David Bugli

This page last updated 2/2/2017

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