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

"Dedicated to Preserving Carson City's History"


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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Short Movie on Inventor George Ferris
Monday, June 3, 2019

Ferris' 1893 Chicago World's Fair Ferris Wheel

Drawing of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.

On Monday, June 3, 2019, seven members of the Carson City Historical Society hosted members of the Bordewich-Bray Elementary School's 5th grade class at the Carriage House. Their parents, siblings, and grandparents attended the showing of their short feature movie project on George Ferris and the invention of the Ferris Wheel. After the showing, a game of Jeopardy was played using the information that had been presented in the movie as the questions.

Refreshments were served and attendees toured the Foreman-Roberts House before going home.

Foreman-Roberts House Museum Open House
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Photograph of Foreman-Roberts House Museum

The Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., will be having an Open House on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Highlights of Carson City history and the families that lived in this historic house are presented on a free, docent led tour of the Foreman-Roberts House. After touring the Museum, enjoy light refreshments in the Carriage and view the informative displays.

You will see exhibits and artifacts from the Victorian era, the Roberts family and fascinating historical information about Carson City. Enjoy the museum/historic house including the new second floor exhibits.

This will be the first Open House of the Summer, so please come and enjoy stepping back into Carson City history. Two other Open House events are scheduled this summer: July 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and August 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tours and admission are free - no reservations are required. The event is sponsored by the members of the Carson City Historical Society. For questions, call 775-887-2174.

Heritage Festival to Celebrate CCHS' 50th Anniversary
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Celebrating 50 years - graphic

The Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) began as the Nevada Landmarks Society in 1969. CCHS will celebrate it's 50th Anniversary on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a Heritage Festival. There will be entertainment featuring historical figure reenactments, music, and interesting displays of old skills and craftsmanship. The Foreman-Roberts House and the Carriage House will be open. Details are pending.

The event is free, and refreshments will be served.

Three Open Houses Scheduled for the Summer of 2019
Sun., June 23, 2019
Wed., July 17, 2019
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019

Open House Sign

The Carson City Historical Society has scheduled three Open Houses this summer. Here is your opportunity to tour the Foreman-Roberts House and check out the historical displays in the adjoining Carriage House. The dates are June 23 (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.), July 17 (5:00 to 7:00 p.m.), and Aug. 18 (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.).

Mark your calendars now to you don't miss the fun.

January 2019 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The January 2019 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at

Dues for 2019 are due

Photograph of piggy bank, courtesy of

CCHS works on a fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Dues for 2019 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a family membership (2 votes). Dues are generally due in January of each year. You may support us at additional levels of giving. For 2019, we are offering a special "Golden Anniversary Supporter" level of $50 to $99 to help CCHS celebrate its 50th year!

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.

Mailing Address for CCHS

Image of a mailbox

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.


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 1:00 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 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 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 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 2019

Debbie Lane

First Vice President CCHS:
Loretta Williams

Second Vice President CCHS:
Bonnie Nishikawa

David Bugli

Kiyoshi Nishikawa

Membership Chair
Mary DeFelice

This page last updated 6/6/2019

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