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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Foreman-Roberts House Damaged by Arsonist
August 28 and 29, 2016
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 CarsonNow.org. Click
The Museum will remain closed to the public until proper restoration work has been completed.
August 2016 "Newsy Letter" Available On-line
The August 2016 edition of our the CCHS "Newsy Letter" is now available online at
Copies are being mailed to CCHS members around Aug. 27.
Upcoming and Recent Events
Here is a list of some upcoming CCHS events. Please check back for updated details.
- Sun., Oct. 9, 2016 - Afternoon Tea at Foreman-Roberts House Museum,
Postponed due to fire.
- Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 - Annual Christmas Party, at the Bliss Mansion, details to be determined.
Merged Operations of CCHS and FBCCPR End
New Foundation Emerges
Fall 2015: For the last several years, the Carson City Historical Society and the
Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks & Recreation (FBCCPR) have jointly
operated. FBCCPR has been dissolved, and thus the CCHS is operating on its own.
A new organization, the Foundation
for Carson City Parks and Recreation (FCCPR) has been
created as a 501(c)(3) organization. The purpose of the group is to assist the
Parks & Recreation Department and other groups wishing to enhance the use of the city's
parks system. The group operates as an umbrella organization, assisting groups that have
not attained 501(c)(3) status to raise funds to raise funds for parks improvements.
FCCPR will also pick up functions maintained by FBCCPR, such as organizing the annual
awards ceremony held each fall in Mills Park and maintaining the Wungnema House, but
it operates under a new set of bylaws, officers, and board.
Afternoon Tea Dates for 2016
Popular Event Continues
In 2015, CCHS presented several popular "Afternoon Teas" at the Foreman-Roberts
House Museum. It's a time to enjoy good old fashioned socializing, tea, and
light fare. CCHS has a number of "Afternoon Tea" dates for 2016:
- Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
- Sunday, April 10, 2016 - event cancelled
- Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Bliss Mansion, in conjunction with Epic Rides, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 - event cancelled
- Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
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. 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 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 - 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.
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 2016
First Vice President CCHS:
Second Vice President CCHS:
This page last updated 9/7/2016