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 - Past events in 2014
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Carson City Research Group Presentation
Carson City's Lost Historic Structures by Jed Block
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Carson City Research Group is starting up again. Their first lecture will be
one of a series on Carson City Historic Homes. This time the focus will be on
those we have lost.
The Carson City Research Group is presenting a lecture and slide show by
Jed Block on "Carson City's Lost Historic Homes and Buildings." The lecture will be on
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the BRIC, located at 108 E. Proctor Street,
Conference Room A. Additional discussion will be on the procedures for
saving our historic homes. The Carson City Research Group meetings are hosted
by Sue Ballew, Past Pages writer and Eleanor Kolbe, researcher. Lectures
are free and open to the public.
For further information, please call 775-220-6278.
The Virginia & Truckee Railway at mid-century and beyond...a personal glimpse
A Lecture by Steve VanDenburgh
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Third Thursday lecture series continues. Our first program of 2014 is "The
Virginia & Truckee Railway at mid-century and beyond...a
personal glimpse," by Steve VanDenburgh. It will be at 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 20, 2014, at BRIC, 108 E. Proctor Street. Admission is free.
Steve is a life-long Westerner and a 46-year resident of Carson City. He has
been specializing in railroading-related topics since 1948 (age 12).
He will display
a number of photographs related to railroading. The V&T imagery is dominated by
railroading-related scenes in the Carson City area from 1949, but it also includes
additional views from 1953 onward. That photography is preceded by several classic
non-railroad images that reveal rural and downtown settings in the Carson City area
during the 1940s; they were recorded by long-time Glenbrook property owner
Edmund Maute Spieker (1895-1978).
EVENT POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
General Membership Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Due to the illness of several individuals, the April 29th dinner meeting has been
postponed indefinitely. We will let the membership know when it has been rescheduled.
A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER MEETING is being called for April 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.
at Grandma Hattie's (private room), 2011 S. Carson St., Carson City.
We hope to reinstate the General Membership dinners and get to know you a little better.
There are three choices for dinner, all $15 inclusive. Your choice: 2 double pork chops
OR cowboy steak with mushrooms OR crunchy shrimp and chips. Included with your entree
are soup or salad, potato and vegetable, honey glazed roll, non-alcoholic drink,
single scoop ice cream sundae, tax and tip. Wine or beer is extra.
Deadline for making reservation is April 25 (Friday). Please indicate on your
check which entree you want and your phone number. Send your check to Jan Perry, 3080 Austin Lane,
Carson City, NV 89703.
Carriage House Update
"Cold Shell" is completed
We are thrilled and excited to thank you for the $70,000 you worked to gather for
the completion of the exterior of the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House. Our sincere
thanks to all of you, our members, as well as other friends of the Society for your
gracious generosity. We have completed stage one, the exterior or "cold shell"
of the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House.
We've been informed that the cost to finish out the Carriage House is
approximately $47,000. We already have a generous offer of a donation to match up
to $5,000. We will be pursing both corporate and casino donations as well.
If you would like to tour the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House, call
Paula at 775-887-8865 to set an appointment.
"Third Thursday" Lecture Series in 2014
The "Third Thursday" lecture series, featuring talks about Nevada history on the third
Thursday of the month, will resume in 2014. A number of lecturers
have been contacted and scheduling each of them to fit our schedule and ensure we
have a presentation space is in progress. Traditionally we held our lectures at the
auditorium of the Carson City Library, but that space is being repurposed by the Library.
However, the Library has been able to let us use The BRIC (Business Resource
Innovation Center) at 108 E. Proctor St. (just north of City Hall) for several lectures.
If you wish to be notified of these events by e-mail as they are scheduled, please send
your name and e-mail address to Dcbugli@aol.com.
Reno's Dark Underbelly of Prostitution
and Drugs from 1900 through the 1950s
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Dr. Michael Fischer will do a lecture at the Business Innovation Resource Center (the BRIC),
108 E. Proctor Street, Carson City, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
on "Reno's Dark Underbelly of Prostitution and Drugs from 1900 through the 1950s."
It's based on a talk that he gave in Reno in March. Dr. Fischer is the former
director of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. He likes to research shady
characters and has gathered some rarely seen photographs and long-held secrets of the
Reno's dark underbelly.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored
by the Carson City Historical Society and is part of the Society's "Third Thursday"
series of lectures.
For more information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or check the Society's website at CCHistorical.org.
Dr. Fischer is pictured, portraying H. F. Dangberg, Sr. in a 2009 CCHS lecture.
First Yard Sale of 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The first of two yard sales for this year will be Saturday, July 12, 2014. (The second
one is on Saturday, August 16.) Each will be
one-day sales. Please contact Mary DeFelice, 882-0916, for further information.
Also contact Mary for any donations you may have to support the Society.
"Down the Garden Path"
Garden & Historical House Tour
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Reserve the date. The Carson City Historical Society is presenting its "Down the
Garden Path" Garden & Historical House Tour on
Saturday, July 19, 2014. The self-guided tour starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
At 4:00 p.m. there will be a reception for all attendees with wine and refreshments
being served. The location of the reception is indicated on the tickets.
Singer Barbara Baxter (pictured at right) will be providing entertainment at the reception
for garden tour ticket holders from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. She will be accompanied by Max
Jackson, guest guitarist; Paul January on keyboard, trumpet, and vocals; and Phil Jerome
on bass and trombone.
As with last year's event, there is a raffle for an original oil painting by Local Artist,
Stephanie Shefrin. Tickets will be on sale June 10th at Due Sorella 6 tickets for $5.00.
Tickets at $10.00 and may be purchased, starting on June 10, at Due Sorella (Two
Sisters), 202 N. Curry St., and at the Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Also,
on the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N.
Carson St., from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, call Julie Grady at 775-841-6211 or e-mail email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Carson City Historical Society and is a fundraiser for
the completion of the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St.
Update on the event: The CCHS reports in the September
"newsy letter" the following: Our Garden Tour was the most successful to date! With
100+ tickets sold and many new properties - gardens and homes both - the Tour was very
well received. The Society gives Julie Grady and Stephanie Shefrin from Due Sorella,
the organizers of the Tour, a heartfelt thank you for all of their effort and passion
in putting on the Tour. Thank you, too, to the many volunteers who worked hard to
create such a lovely Tour.
Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 9, 2014
The annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 5:00 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 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy ice cream and other refreshments for only $3. Enjoy the challenge of guessing
what some antique items are and how they were used. Enjoy "how was it made?" demonstrations
and "history in action." Exhibitors will demonstrate how the early inhabitants of Nevada made
duck decoys out of tule rush, such as those that were discovered in the Lovelock Cave in 1911,
and will demonstrate the art of basket weaving.
This event is sponsored by the Carson City Historical Society.
Want to contribute to the success of this event? We are
looking for people who would like to share their talent and knowledge of
"how it used to be done." If you have antique items and can show
how they work, please bring them! Are you a blacksmith, candle maker, soap maker
or do any kind of traditional-type of hand work? We would like to hear from you.
Our "Show and Tell" will be held on the lawn of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum
during the Ice Cream Social. It will be a great time to view our newly built
Carriage House. Please call Loretta Williams, 841-3443, to reserve a spot on the lawn.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gary Cain at 885-7643.
Update on the event: The CCHS reports in the September
"newsy letter" the following: The Ice Cream Social was...our most successful to date
in that we actually turned a small profit. As you know, this activity is not
primarily a fund-raising event but an opportunity to let the people of Carson City
know of our existence and hopefully wish to join the Society. Many thanks to
Loretta Williams for her untiring efforts in organizing a wonderful display of
living history participants. Thanks for the success of the event are likewise
due to David Bugli and the Millennium Bugs for their terrific jazz performance - in the
face of impending storms they continued to perform until the deluge drove
them from their instruments. A festive time was had by all!
Second Yard Sale of 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The second of two yard sales for this year will be Saturday, August 16, 2014. (The first one
on July 12 was a success.). This will be a
one-day sales. Please contact Mary DeFelice, 775-882-0916, for further information.
Also contact Mary for any donations you may have to support the Society.
Memorial Wall Nominations Sought for 2014 Awards
(Media Release, Sept. 6, 2014): Each year, the Foundation for the Betterment of
Carson City Parks & Recreation (FBCCPR), in conjunction with the Carson City
Parks & Recreation Department, recognizes individuals and groups who contribute
to the vitality of the community and Carson City's recreational environment.
FBCCPR is accepting nominations of individuals, organizations, and businesses
to be recognized in 2014 for their contributions to Carson City's parks
and recreation. The selected names will be added to the Memorial Wall at
the entrance to the Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park, followed by an
awards ceremony there on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. The categories
are Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year,
and Volunteer of the Years.
The public is invited to send award nominations with a brief biography and
reason for nomination for each nominee to Foundation for the Betterment of
Carson City Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702-1864
prior to Oct. 4 (not Oct. 14, as previously published). A selection from the list of award nominees will be made
on Oct. 6. Please submit selections by Sept. 26. Award nominations may
also be e-mailed to Dcbugli@aol.com. Please put "FBCCPR Memorial Wall" in the subject line.
Other individuals can also be remembered or recognized on the Memorial Wall.
If you make a donation of $100 or more to FBCCPR we will add the name of
your "loved one" to a special section of the Memorial Wall. Please provide
a small biography along with the donation to the same address as above by Oct. 4, 2014.
Contact David Bugli at 775-883-4154 if you have any questions.
Pictured: Richard Tieben, center, receiving the 2013 Volunteer of the
Year Award for his rebuilding of the historical Pierini Oven House at the
Korean War Veterans Memorial Park. David Bugli, FBCCPR President, left, and
Roger Moellendorf, Parks & Recreation Director, are shown presenting the award.
Potluck Picnic and Annual Meeting scheduled for
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Our general membership meeting and Annual Picnic is scheduled for 5:00
to 7:00 p.m. on September 20, 2014, at Ron Machado's home at 310 Meyer St.,
just off of Division St. in Carson City. We're asking you to bring your own
drinks and a side dish to share. The society will be supplying the plates & cutlery,
fried chicken, and desert.
For questions and to RSVP, please call Gary at 885-7643.
At this meeting, there will be an election of officers. We are currently seeking
volunteers to serve in all offices - Membership Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and President.
Memorial Wall Ceremony in Mills Park
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation (FBCCPR) will
present Special Recognition Awards for year 2014 recipients in a brief ceremony on
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. at the monument at the entrance to the Marv
Teixeira Pavilion (formerly Pony Express Pavilion) in Mills Park. The public is
invited to attend this free, outdoor event.
The awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Volunteer of the Years - Rex Jennings has volunteered his time performing a
variety of tasks and functions at Lone Mountain Cemetery for the last 12 years.
Among other duties, he has provided minor maintenance, assisted customers with
questions, helped in locating gravesites, and put out and raised the flags on holidays.
- Volunteer of the Year - Donna N. Inversin oversees the Easy Walk and Easy Bike
program along with being a trail advocate. She dedicates her time to discovering
new trails and possible walking and biking paths to take all who are interested.
- Organization of the Year - The Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens
Committee (RACC) uses allocated redevelopment funds to better serve citizens.
Among recent projects funded are the LED signage in front of the Community Center,
needed improvements to the Carson City Fairgrounds (Fuji Park) that enabled the
hosting of the NV150 Fair, and funding for signage outside the fairgrounds.
- Business of the Year - Sign Pro, owned by Steve Reynolds, gave the Parks and
Recreation Department many hours of volunteer assistance and guidance with the new
digital sign project at the Community Center, including advice on developing technical
specifications, evaluating proposals, and assisting in the Special Use Permit process.
This year the Foundation will present a one-time "Special Recognition Award" to former
Mayor Marv Teixeira and his two sons, Allen and Matt, for their involvement and promotion
of youth sports in Carson City. The awards will be presented posthumously to Marv and Allen.
Each recipient's name will be placed on the monument in Mills Park. The selection
of award recipients is a cooperative effort among the Carson City Parks & Recreation
Department, the Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation, and
the Carson City Historical Society. In addition, the names of Eugene Paslov and
Jacki T. Montgomery will be added to the Wall of Memory. For more information, e-mail David
Bugli at firstname.lastname@example.org, call
David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or Jo Saulisberry at 775-841-5570, or go to CCHistorical.org.
Carson City Historical Society Christmas Party
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
The Carson City Historical Society and Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City
Parks & Recreation's Christmas Party is coming up. You are invited to attend the Christmas Party on
Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. at the Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth Street, Carson City.
Things To Expect:
- Music By The "Regency Strings
- Dr. Michael Fischer - Describing The Life of "Samuel Post Davis"
- Chef Mauricio - Presenting His Tasty Cuisine - Plus Wine & Cider
- Silent Auction With Exquisite Crystal Items and More
Seating is limited - Call D.D. Spencer at (775) 741-7897 for reservations, and mail checks
to 112 N. Curry St.
$30.00 per person for CCHS members. $40.00 per person for
non-members. Victorian or period dress is encouraged.
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