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.
Carson City Historical Society - Home Page
November 2017 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line
The November 2017 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at
Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around November 15.
Christmas Party and General Meeting at the Bliss Mansion
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
You may have already received an invitation, by mail or email, to
our December 3, 2017, party at 1:00 at the Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth Street,
Carson City. (Please note that the time was originally set for 2:30 to 4:30, but
that has been changed.) The cost is $30 per person which includes a light buffet lunch and a wine
bar. We will dine to the entertaining music of "Squeek," a well-known pianist, and Larry,
a banjo player, both from Virginia City. Following lunch, Dr. Michael Fischer will
give a lively and informative historical presentation that will leave you enlightened
and entertained. In the past he has portrayed
H.F. Dangberg and Gov. John Sparks in Chautauqua style. And, we will be electing
next year's officers for the Board, giving a year-end report, and conducting a bit of
Please be sure to RSVP to Paula Cannon at 775-887-8865 by November 27! You may pay
when you arrive, but a final count to the caterer is needed by 11/28. If you make a
reservation and donŐt attend, we will still need to pay the caterer, so please come
if you have made a reservation. Thank you!
Office Nominations for the incoming Board are as follows:
We will open the floor to nominations for these roles, but if you know you are
interested, please contact Paula Cannon to express your interest to be on the Board.
- Debbie Lane, President
- Loretta Williams, 1st Vice President
- Bonnie Nishikawa, 2nd Vice President
- David Bugli, Secretary
- Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Treasurer
- Mary DeFelice, Membership Chair
CCHS Dues are Due
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018, is the beginning of our new membership year, so please consider paying
your dues at the Holiday party or send them to Mary DeFelice c/o CCHS, 112 N. Curry
St. Carson City, NV 89703. They are as follows: Single-$25; Family-$35; Supporting-$100-500;
Benefactor-above $500. A membership form in PDF format is available at
Senior History Projects Sought
Posted: Oct. 26, 2017
Vice President Debbie Lane is encouraging Carson High School (CHS) senior students
to do senior projects on the history of Carson City. She is particularly interested
in their selecting a history project for the Carson City Historical Society. She recently
made the following inquiry to CHS faculty: "Might there be a senior interested
in doing a Carson City history project? There are many interesting historical
stories in this area (we have many ideas!) and we would love to work with a current
senior to produce an exhibit on one of these stories for display at the Hisorical
Society's house museum on N. Carson Street." Debbie further notes that if such a student
were to come forward, she would be willing to mentor him or her with the teacher's
help. So, please, if you have any budding historians in your family or circle or
friends, head them in our direction.
Jan Perry Memorial
Posted: Oct. 26, 2017
Many of you remember Janet Perry who passed away two years ago. At Jan's passing
there was no service or way for us to express our feelings about Jan and all the work
she had done for the Carson City Historical Society in the more than 30 years she was
a member. Recently the local Presbyterian Church has installed and dedicated a
memorial/recognition walkway on their property. Jan was a member of the church for more
than 30 years. Bricks can be given in memory/recognition. The Society's Board of
Directors would like to have a brick in memory of Jan installed to recognize her many
contributions to the Society.
The Board is donating $100 for the brick, and we are asking for contributions from
some of her friends in the Society. A suggested amount of no more than $25 is being
requested so that all who wish can participate. The price of a brick is $250. Please make
out checks to CCHS with "Jan Perry" in the memo line and send them to 112 N. Curry
Street, Carson City, NV 89703.
The walkway is a very nice addition to the community. It is on the east side of
the church's multipurpose building facing Nevada Street. If you have an opportunity
to visit, check it out. We will notify all of you when the brick for Jan is
installed. If you have any questions, please call Mary DeFelice at 775-882-0916.
Due to fire damage, the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is closed until further notice. We
are working to rectify this situation. The adjoining Carriage House building is in good
condition, but not generally open to the public while we are involved in clean-up operations.
Emphasis on Early History of Carson City
Seeking Authenticated Items, Documents, etc.
April 2017: The emphasis of Foreman-Roberts House Museum is to
showcase early history of Carson City and Ormsby County. We are hoping you, your relatives,
or your friends may have authenticated items, documents, or whatever that can be
exhibited in the house. Please call Gary Cain, President, 775-885-7643, with information
or questions on possible historical items available, or come to the next Board meeting
on Monday, May 8, 1:30 p.m., in the Carriage House. This is an advance notice,
as it will probably be fall before the Museum is ready to be refurnished. Thank you
for your consideration of our request.
Shown at right is Abraham Curry, Founder of Carson City.
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 held the second Monday of each
month at 1:30 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 Dcbugli@aol.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 - Once the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is repaired, it will be
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.
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).
come and visit us. We have quite a history to tell.
CCHS Officers for 2017
First Vice President CCHS:
Second Vice President CCHS:
This page last updated 11/16/2017