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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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.

May 2017 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line

The May 2017 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around May 25.

Reconstruction of Foreman-Roberts House Museum Begins
April 21, 2017

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On April 21, the Central Sierra Construction company looked over Foreman-Roberts House to plan their attack on repairs. On April 25 serious work began, an important step forward.

At right, Kyle Whitfield assists Horace Costanza as he cuts a piece of wood for the south porch frame. The south entrance was the part most damaged by the fires last August.

Leisure Hour Club Makes Generous Donation
April 19, 2017

Representation of a check

On April 19, 2017, the Leisure Hour Club, Carson's oldest social club, gave the Historical Society $500 towards repairs. We are most appreciative of the club's generosity. You may have seen the picture of the check-passing ceremony in the Nevada Appeal in the Sunday, April 23, edition. Several board members were present as the giant check was ceremoniously passed to our President, Gary Cain, who was seen wearing a tie! We thank the Leisure Hour Club for their generosity.

Hattie Hale Robert's Typewriter Repaired
Thanks to the Hamiltons

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Bud, Jean, and Ken Hamilton (Hamilton Business Machines) repaired Hattie Hale Roberts' typewriter which Hattie used during her employment with the State Legislature. The typewriter is shown with its cover. It is a Smith Premier model #2. The keyboard is unusual in that the capital letters are in three rows of keys on top and the lowercase letters are in the lower three rows of white keys. Another feature of the typewriter was that the typist could not see the letters being printed on the page as he or she typed.

We send a big thank you to the Hamiltons for their service! This is a wonderful donation by long-time members.

Emphasis on Early History of Carson City
April 2017

Photograph Abraham Curry, Founder of Carson City

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.

First Yard Sale of 2017 is planned
Saturday, July 8, 2017

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The Carson City Historical Society will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Vendors will offer antiques, collectibles, jewelry and crafts at the yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St., Carson City.

Plans for a second yard sale this summer, probably in August, were still pending as of April 10.

Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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The annual CCHS Ice Cream Social is Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 2107 N. Carson St., Carson City. Free entertainment will be provided by the Millennium Bugs. The Carson City Historical Society sponsors this event.

Enjoy ice cream and other refreshments for only $3. Exhibitors will will be at the event to discuss their projects and interests.

The Ice Cream Social is during the second weekend of the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival. For more information about the festival, go to

Further details were still pending as of April 10. If you have questions, contact Gary Cain at 775-885-7643.

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:
(position vacant)

D.D. Spencer

David Bugli

This page last updated 5/25/2017

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