Carson City Historical Society - Past events - 2022

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Mailing address: PO Box 1864, Carson City, NV 89702-1864
Address for Foreman-Roberts House Museum: 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, NV

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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 2022


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Dues for 2022 are due January 1, 2022

Photograph of piggy bank, courtesy of psdgraphics.com

CCHS works on a fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Dues for 2021 are $25 for single membership (1 vote) and $35 for a household (2 votes). Dues are due in January of each year. You may support us at additional levels of giving.

Levels of membership:

  • Individual member -- $25
  • Household membership -- $35
  • Patron -- $50
  • Historian -- $100
  • Curator -- $250
  • Preservationist -- Above $250

Annual dues can be mailed to CC Historical Society, 112 N. Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703. A membership form is available at http://cchistorical.org/CCHS_Membership_form.pdf.

The Carson City Historical Society is a Nevada nonprofit organizations.



January Board Meeting
Monday, January 10, 2022

drawing of a gavel

The January Board Meeting will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022, at 3:45 p.m. at the Carriage House. The meeting is open to members of the Society. Please comply with COVID guidelines and wear a mask.



Lecture on Sutro Tunnel Restoration
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

Photograph of Sutro Tunnel

Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is proud to host a lecture/presentation on "The Sutro Tunnel and Its Restoration," on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The guest speaker is Chris Pattison, Project Manager of the Friends of Sutro Tunnel.

A dedicated visionary, Adolph Sutro came to Virginia City in the Utah Territory when he was 30 in the hopes of finding success. When he left, 20 years later, he had completed the tunnel that he had set out to build. He fought the big banks and won, he became the hero of working miners, built a town, brought attention from the entire world that benefited Nevada, and was a contributor to Nevada becoming a state. He was then and is still known as the king of the Comstock. His story is that of the Jewish experience in Nevada, one that teaches everyone that you can be a success even without a college education. He believed that through hard work you could become anything that you want. His motto was Labor Omnia Vincit; Labor Conquers All.

Established by Adolph Sutro, the Sutro Tunnel Company represents a story of both perseverance and passion. Construction on the Sutro Tunnel in what is now Dayton, NV, commenced on October 19, 1869, and became one of the greatest engineering achievements in history with the creation of a 3.8-mile-long tunnel, with four air shafts, hand dug by men using only ore carts pulled by mules.

Chris Pattison, a member of the CCHS Board, is the project manager of Friends of Sutro Tunnel, an organization that is working on restoring the Sutro Tunnel Site and the Sutro Tunnel itself for the benefit of all people. Once completed this location will bring revenue to the area as a focus for tourism and be an educational experience for students and adults. The goal of the project is to restore the site as historically accurate as possible to the prime-era and make the site safe for visitors. The project website is TheSutroTunnel.org.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For information about attending, please send an email with "Sutro tunnel lecture" in the subject line to Dcbugli@aol.com or contact David Bugli at 775-883-4154, and he will provide you with a meeting link (or a meeting ID with passcode).



Welcome our newest legacy babies to the
Carson City Historical Society
Sunday, January 23, 2022

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We would like to introduce Amelia, born November 20, 2021, to Travis and Shannon Legatzke. Amelia joins her older sister Olivia, born May 7, 2019, as the first two members of this newly created honorary status, which will be inaugurated with our version of a non-traditional baby shower at the Carriage House from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. You are invited to be part of this joyous get-together.

The celebration is a no-charge event with light refreshments but, if you wish, you have the opportunity to become an honorary Auntie or Uncle with a voluntary contribution to a future educational fund for the girls.

Travis is a valued Society board member who installed the Carriage House's acoustic ceiling tiles, security cameras, WiFi, and serves as the board's technical advisor. Shannon, Travis and their family live in one of the historic Two Sisters houses on the corner of Telegraph and Stewart Streets. Fittingly enough, the builder was also a father of two sisters, and he built an identical house for each girl when they married. If you have additional information about the houses, please share it with Travis and Shannon.

We hope to honor future new additions to families of the Carson City Historical Society with similar celebrations and request the support of our members. Welcome, Olivia and Amelia Legatzke, our first legacy babies!



The Carson City Historical Society is Open Sunday, Feb. 6
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022

drawing of a gavel

The Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2022, and plans to be open those same hours on Sundays through April 10. The Society is experimenting with being open again on a limited basis. The address of the Society's two yellow buildings, the Foreman-Roberts House Museum and the Carriage House, is 1207 North Carson St., Carson City. Click HERE for a map link. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets.

Visitors should first report to the Carriage House, the yellow building with the double doors just east of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. They may start their visit there, where they can see exhibits and parts of the permanent collection. From there, the museum docent can escort guests to the Foreman-Roberts House itself, where the guests can experience a bit of early Carson City life and ambiance. The Society's next exhibit, "If These Gowns Could Talk," is a work in progress, depicting the daily clothing of early Carson City residence and what day-to-day life was like.

Guests are asked to comply with COVID guidelines and wear a mask. Docents reserve the right to limit the number of visitors at any one time.

To contact the Society in advance, send an email to carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 775-887-2174 for further instructions. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets. For general information about the Historical Society, go to CCHistorical.org.

Also, CCHS is proud to host a lecture on "People of the Comstock," on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The guest speaker is Garrett Barmore, Curator of the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum. For information on receiving a link to the lecture, go to CCHistorical.org.

Photo: Looking east from N. Carson Street down Corbett St., the Carriage House is on the left, to the east, and the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is in the middle of the picture. (Picture courtesy of Google maps.)



The Carson City Historical Society is Open Sundays
January 16 through April 10, 2022

drawing of a gavel

The Carson City Historical Society will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays from January 16 through April 10. We are experimenting with being open again on a limited basis. If you show up, first report to the Carriage House, the yellow building with the double doors just east of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. You may start your visit there, where you can see exhibits and parts of our collection. From there, the docent can escort guests to the Foreman-Roberts House itself, where you can experience a bit of early Carson City life and ambiance.

Guest, please comply with COVID guidelines and wear a mask. We reserve the right to limit the number of visitors at any one time.

If you wish to contact us in advance, send an email to carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. The two buildings are located at 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, NV. Click HERE for a map link. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets.

Photo: Looking east from N. Carson Street down Corbett St., the Carriage House is on the left, to the east, and the Foreman-Roberts House Museum is in the middle of the picture. (Picture courtesy of Google maps.)



Carson City Historical Society Hosts "People of the Comstock"
Lecture with Garrett Barmore
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Photograph of Garrett Barmore in the Keck Museum

Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is proud to host a lecture on "People of the Comstock," on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The guest speaker is Garrett Barmore, Curator of the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum.

Garrett Barmore will discuss the characteristics of Virginia City in the 1860s and 1870s, the diversity of its people, its institutions, and the culture. It was not all rough-and-tumble mining-camp culture. This is Mr. Barmore's second Zoom lecture for the Carson City Historical Society. Last February he presented a highly entertaining lecture/demonstration on "The Cocktail and Alcohol Culture of Virginia City."

Garrett Barmore is curator of the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Master's Degree in Museology from the University of Washington and specializes in professionalizing small museums. Garrett is very interested in Nevada mining history and has worked as a historical archaeologist in Nevada. He is Past President of the Nevada Museums Assoc. I encouraged you to see his entertaining explorations of the earth sciences on his "Mineral Monday" video series on the UNR.edu website. Just search in Google or in Vimeo.com for "mineral monday" to discover episodes.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To sign up for the Garrett Barmore Zoom Lecture on "People of the Comstock" on Feb. 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., go to http://cchistorical.org/signup.htm, where there is a link to use to sign up. [Note: The form has been disabled now that the Zoom session is over.] You will be asked to fill out a Google Form with name, email address, phone number, and other questions. If your request is accepted, we will send you a link to the Zoom session within about 3 days. If you need to make special arrangements, send an email to DCBugli@aol.com with "Barmore People Lecture" in the subject line or call David Bugli at 775-883-4154.

After a hiatus of several years, the CCHS resumed a monthly lecture series in January 2021. Most lectures are presented on Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Some past lectures are also available on the Carson City Historical Society's YouTube.com page. Additional information about the CCHS is available on its webpage, CCHistorical.org.

Photo caption: Attached is a picture of Garrett Barmore, who will present the "People of the Comstock" lecture on Thursday, February 17.



March Board Meeting
Monday, March 14, 2022

drawing of a gavel

The March Board Meeting will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 2:45 p.m. at the Carriage House. The meeting is open to members of the Society.



Carson City Historical Society Hosts "The Once and Future Prison"
("The Future of the Nevada State Prison")
Lecture with Glen Whorton
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Photograph of Glen Whorton

Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is proud to host a lecture on "The Once and Future Prison," on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The guest speaker is Glen Whorton, past President of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society (NSPPS).

Glen Whorton will talk about the history of the Nevada State Prison (NSP). It is not just the history of an old prison. It is the history of Nevada and the history of Carson City. This is a history that is exciting, scary, weird, sad, and funny. Whatever the story, it is engaging and interesting. The future of NSP will encompass tours, a museum, lectures, ghost hunts, movies, and most importantly, the preservation of this archaic lockup. The website for the NSPPS is http://nevadastateprison.org.

Glen Whorton has lived in Nevada since 1959. He was educated at schools in Sparks and the University of Nevada with an undergraduate degree in History. He is an Army combat veteran serving as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. After the Army he became a correctional Officer Trainee at the Nevada State Prison and worked in the State's prisons for 32 years with two breaks for graduate school at the University of South Carolina, and a short retirement. He has served from the Prison's lowest rank to his final retirement as the Director of Corrections. After retirement he contracted as a Parole Hearing Representative for the Parole Board and Ombudsman for the Nevada Attorney's General Office. He is a past President of the Prison Preservation Society and is currently a Board member focused on the Prison's history and the Society's newsletter.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To sign up for the Glen Whorton's Zoom Lecture on "The Future of the Nevada State Prison" on March 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., go to http://cchistorical.org/signup.htm, where there is a link to use to sign up. You will be asked to fill out a Google Form with name, email address, phone number, and other questions. [Note: If the appropriate lecture is not listed on the sign-up page, you may need to refresh that page in your browser.] If your request is accepted, we will send you a link to the Zoom session within about 3 days. If you need to make special arrangements, send an email to DCBugli@aol.com with "Whorton Prison Lecture" in the subject line or call David Bugli at 775-883-4154.

After a hiatus of several years, the CCHS resumed a monthly lecture series in January 2021. Most lectures are presented on Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Some past lectures are also available on the Carson City Historical Society's YouTube.com page. Additional information about the CCHS is available on its webpage, CCHistorical.org.

Photo caption: Attached is a picture of Glen Whorton, who will present "The Once and Future Prison" ("The Future of the Nevada State Prison") on Thursday, March 17.



"If These Gowns Could Talk" Exhibit
Exhibit opens Sunday, April 24, 2022

Poster for exhibit

The Carson City Historical Society presents a new exhibit, "If These Gowns Could Talk" that will cover Edwardian and Victorian fashions--the how and why of fashion along with a photographic exhibit of early Carson City around 1900. The exhibit will open on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV. 89703 (the little yellow house on Main Street). Donations are accepted.

We are currently in need of volunteers to help with the exhibit. A tour training is available on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Our phone number is (775) 882-2174, please leave a message, or call Sue at 775-220-6278.

The Carson City Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was formed in 1969 as The Nevada Landmarks Society to help save the Roberts House and other Landmarks from being demolished. Through volunteer efforts, the Foreman-Roberts House was saved. We changed our name in 2000 to become the Carson City Historical Society to better serve the public.



We Will Not Be Open on Mother's Day
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Special logo for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Somebody's children are are coming to visit on Sunday, Mother's Day (May 8), so we won't be opening the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. We are canceling just for this Sunday.

The Carson City Historical Society will resume being open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays starting May 15. If you show up, first report to the Carriage House, the yellow building with the double doors just east of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. You may start your visit there, where you can see our "If These Gowns Could Talk" Exhibit and parts of our collection. From there, the docent can escort guests to the Foreman-Roberts House itself, where you can experience a bit of early Carson City life and ambiance.

Photos from 'If These Gowns Could Talk' Exhibit.

Guest, please comply with COVID guidelines. We reserve the right to limit the number of visitors at any one time.

If you wish to contact us in advance, send an email to carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. The two buildings are located at 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, NV. Click HERE for a map link. Parking is available on Corbett and Rice Streets.

Picture: Four of the dresses from our "If These Gowns Could Talk" Exhibit.



Carson City Historical Society Hosts
"The Comstock Chinese & Other Chinese
Immigrant Communities in Northern Nevada,"
a Lecture with Erica Hill
New date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Photograph of Virginia City Chinese doctor's wife and child, 1866

Unfortunately, due to illness, we have to postpone her presentation from Thursday, May 19, to Thursday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) is proud to host a lecture on "The Comstock Chinese & Other Chinese Immigrant Communities in Northern Nevada," on a new date: Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. (Previously the lecture was scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.) The guest speaker is Erica Hill.

Around 1850, Chinese immigrants began arriving in the U.S. in record breaking numbers because of the California Gold Rush. Throughout the mid-19th century, Chinese people quickly formed Chinese settlements across the American West in places they could find work while protecting their traditions and being insulated from racial violence. In Nevada, Chinese people lived and worked in mining communities, railroad camps, and other boomtowns across the Comstock Lode and surrounding area. This project discusses the Chinese who lived in Northern Nevada, how they were instrumental to the rapid expansion of the American West, and how they faced extreme racial violence which forced them to form Chinatowns and then abandon them.

Photograph of Erica Hill

Erica Hill is the Community Arts Development Specialist at the Nevada Arts Council in Carson City. She earned her MA in Anthropology from San Francisco State University in 2021 and wrote the thesis Chinese Childhood Play: Deconstructing Hegemonic Narratives in Northern California Chinatowns. Hill holds a BA in Anthropology (CSUC) and two AA degrees in Anthropology and Humanities (MJC). Highlights of her professional experience include Archaeological Technician at the Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, Cultural Landscapes Intern at the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Office in San Francisco, and Student Curator at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at CSUC.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To sign up for Erica Hill's Zoom Lecture on June 2, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., go to http://cchistorical.org/signup.htm, where there is a link to use to sign up. You will be asked to fill out a Google Form with name, email address, phone number, and other questions. [Note: If the appropriate lecture is not listed on the sign-up page, you may need to refresh that page in your browser.] If your request is accepted, we will send you a link to the Zoom session within about 3 days. If you need to make special arrangements, send an email to DCBugli@aol.com with "Erica Hill Lecture" in the subject line or call David Bugli at 775-883-4154. If you already signed up for this lecture prior to May 18, there is no need to sign up again.

After a hiatus of several years, the CCHS resumed a monthly lecture series in January 2021. Most lectures are presented on Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Some past lectures are also available on the Carson City Historical Society's YouTube.com page. Additional information about the CCHS is available on its webpage, CCHistorical.org.

Photos: Chinese Mary, wife of a Virginia City Chinese doctor and her child, 1866.
Erica Hill, lecturer for June 2, 2022



Downton Abbey Tea
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Drawing of the Foreman-Roberts House

The Carson City Historical Society will be hosting a by-reservation-only "Downton Abbey Tea" on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Foreman-Roberts Carriage House, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89703. There is no special costume required. However, if you have an old-fashioned broach, hat, boa or other item to show off and tell the history about, that would be delightful.

Our special guest for the tea will be Rebecca Van Sickle who will be doing a dressing presentation, focused on the 1860s with a crinoline-style day dress. She will talk about each of the layers of clothing and provide some interesting history along the way.

Reservations can be made by check. Cost of the tea is $42.00 per person for Carson City Historical Society non-member; cost for a Carson City Historical Society member is $37; and if you have been to Downton Abbey, and are willing to tell us about your experience, the cost is $27 per person. Please indicate on your check whether you are a member, nonmember, or have been to Downton Abbey. Space is limited to 25 people. Checks can be made out to the Carson City Historical Society and sent to 112 North Curry, Carson City, NV 89703. Early reservations are encouraged and must be sent in by June 3, 2022. Our website address is: cchistorical.com, or you can email us at carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com if you have questions.



Kim Harris Chautauqua, Picnic and Silent Auction
at Foreman-Roberts House
Saturday, August 27, 2022

Photograph of Kim Harris

On Saturday, August 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. the Carson City Historical Society will hold a Chautauqua of Annie Roberts (done by Kim Harris), an old-fashioned picnic and silent auction. There are only a VERY FEW tickets still available for this event. Please contact Paula Cannon at (775) 887-8865 for reservations if you would like to attend.

The picnic is catered by John Hurzel of "A Catered Affaire." Following the picnic, the PREMIERE performance of "The Life of Annie Roberts" will be presented by noted Chautauquan Kim Harris who has spent over a year researching Annie Roberts, matriarch of the Roberts family. The house is located at 1207 North Carson, Carson City. The Chautauqua and picnic will take place in the Carriage House directly behind the Foreman-Roberts House.

Capping the event will be a SILENT AUCTION, uniquely set in the various rooms of the Foreman-Roberts House, featuring commission sales of valuable items from our members and possibly one or two surplus items from the inventory of the Carson City Historical Society.

Tickets are limited and priced at $36.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. Given what we know is going to be a unique and exciting event, you must pre-purchase your tickets (cash or check) by August 20 from Paula Cannon at (775) 887-8865.



"Victorian Fashions and Dress Reform" with Jan Loverin
Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 (Postponed)

Photograph of Foreman-Roberts House

This event was postponed and will likely be rescheduled for early 2023. Webmaster, 10/24/22.

The Carson City Historical Society is hosting a lecture and dinner on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on "Victorian Fashions and Dress Reform" by Jan Loverin of the Marjorie Russell Textile Museum. Dinner is $18.00 for members and $20.00 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made by calling Paula at 775-887-8865. The lecture and dinner will be held at the Foreman-Roberts House's Carriage House, 1207 North Carson, Carson City, NV.

This lecture is an engaging look at women's 19th century fashions. We are fascinated by the beautiful and elaborate gowns of the Victorian era but can't help wonder "why did they dress like that?" This program looks at the various social and cultural issues of the day and how they influenced dress. Why did women wear 4 or 5 layers of clothing, and why were their clothes so restrictive; a nineteenth century fashionably dressed woman could not raise her arm above her head, nor do much physical work. Why were bloomers rejected and the scorn of society? Come see some very stylish Victorian women and meet those who challenged the fashionable standards of the day, wanting dress reform. The presentation will be 45-50 minutes long.

Jan Loverin is Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Nevada State Museum, a position she has held since 1991. Her undergraduate degree is in Biology from Whittier College and her Master's is from UNR in Home Economics and Museum Studies. She and her colleagues have produced Silver Ladies in Golden Splendor, Costumes of the American West and she regularly changes and mounts costumes and textiles in the Museum's galleries. She is a member of Costume Society of America and the International Council of Museums Costume Committee, where she has presented articles and papers for both organizations. Jan is a regular contributor to the Museum's Curator's Corner and is also featured in the four-part online series, Victorian Secrets. Jan and her husband, Jim, have one son, and they live on the Old 1862 Ranch, where they are avid gardeners.



Chris Pattison In-person Presentation on Sutro Tunnel
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022

Photograph of Sutro Tunnel entrance

A presentation of the Sutro Tunnel and its ongoing restoration will be presented Sept. 25, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carriage House by Chris Pattison, Project Manager of the Friends of Sutro Tunnel, an organization working to return the site back to being as historically accurate as possible. Chris is also a board member of the Carson City Historical Society. This is an extraordinary chance to also hear personal accounts from people who lived on and near the Sutro Tunnel site.

The purpose of restoring the tunnel is to create a place that people can visit and understand the effort which went into its original construction. In 1860 Adolph Sutro was a Prussian mining entrepreneur who proposed a drainage tunnel to allow access to deeper mineral exploration in the Comstock. The main tunnel connected to the Savage Mine in 1878, and water started being released in 1879. The tunnel is 3.88 miles long, connected to the Comstock Lode. It begins in Dayton and proceeds to the Savage Mine in Virginia City.



Time to Reminisce - Adele's Dollhouse Public Reveal
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Photograph of Adele's Dollhouse delivery 6/24/2022

It's time to reminisce. Adele's - for Carson City residents just that one word can summon memories of a special holiday meal, or where you went after graduation or the site of a wedding proposal or a cozy evening with friends, supplied with yummy appetizers and a glass of wine.

And the Carson City Historical Society is going to provide the perfect aid - a dollhouse replica of Adele's given to the Society by Diane Bertram of Washington State. The unfinished dollhouse was given to her by her husband. They met and both worked at "Porter's Music Box," now called "Adele's" as teenagers. He had a replica dollhouse made for her from the 1870’s blueprints. The gift remained in the box for 50 years until now. Diane wanted to bring the Adele’s doll house back home to Carson City where it belongs.

Diane Bertrum, the donor worked at Porter's Music Box, later renamed Adele’s, in her teenage years and met her husband there. He had a replica made for her from the 1870 blueprints, but it wasn't quite finished and remained in the box for almost 50 years. The basic mansard house was done, but the painting and finishing touches had not been completed. The Society is having the paint and finishing bric-a-brac put on by Jim DeMagistris and his staff.

The public is invited to the reveal of the Adele's dollhouse replica. It came to us unfinished and is being finished by Jim DiMagistris of Woodworking Specialties. The big reveal will be Sunday, November 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Carriage House, 1207 North Carson St., Carson City, Nevada (behind the Foreman-Roberts House). The reveal is free and open to the public. There will be a "cash bar" weather permitting and refreshments. Please call Paula to make reservations (775) 887-8865. (There will be an open house for members only on Saturday, November 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)

If you have memories, pictures of fun times at Adele's, or exhibit material, please bring them with you or send them to us for display. Our e-mail address is: carsoncityhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call (775) 220-6278. More information can be obtained from our website at cchistorical.org.

Photo, L to R: Pres. Sue Ballew, Diane Bertram, Julie Slocum, and Sec. David Bugli with Adele's dollhouse on delivery day, 6/24/2022



Annual Christmas Party and Election of Officers
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Image of Christmas tree

Mark your calendars. The annual Christmas party and election of officers will be at the Carriage House from 1 to 3 p.m. on December 4, 2022. The Carriage House is directly behind the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 North Carson, Carson City, Nevada. The event will feature live music, "Jazz and Christmas Music," by David Bugli and Friends. Dr. Michael Fischer will give a Powerpoint presentation on "Dominique Laxalt - An Iron Man that Started in a Wood Wagon: A Story of Basque Independence, Isolation, and Success." (Note: It was previously reported that Dr. Fischer's presentation would be a Chautauqua. We apologize for the error. -webmaster 11/23/22.)

Appetizers are provide by A Catered Affaire. Wine, champagne, and beer will be available.

Following the lecture, a brief membership meeting will be held with elections of officers for the 2023 year. The slate of officers are: Sue Ballew, President; Liz Cain, First Vice President; Travis Legatske, Second Vice President; David Bugli, Secretary; Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Treasurer; Donna McLaren, Facilities; Kim Harris, Exhibits; and Pam Abercrombie, Membership.

Before closing, there will be a 50/50 Raffle.

Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations must be made in advance. Space is limited because this is a very special event. Please call Paula for reservations at 775-887-8865.



Christmas House Tours
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Quick logo for house tours

For decades, the Carson City Historical Society has hosted Christmas House Tours. Kicking off the holiday season for Carson City, the event will be held with great joy on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from noon until 4:00 p.m. There will be seven locations on tour this year. Each location will provide history, entertainment and refreshments. You will be able to see inside most of these historic locations. To facilitate a manageable group and more enjoyable experience for patrons - and hosts - there will be three groups of 30 ticket holders each.

Starting at the Carriage House, all tours will provide patrons with light refreshments while they are enjoying holiday music. Tour #1 will start at 12:30 p.m.; Tour #2 at 1:30 p.m.; concluding with Tour #3 starting at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each with children 12 and under free. Purchase tickets online, at Westwall Militaria, 412 N. Curry St., or at the Foreman-Roberts House on Sundays 1-3 p.m. To make a reservation, please call Liz at (775) 315-9111 or Westwall Militaria Antiques at (775) 885-7643.

(Note: Your receipt is your ticket.)
The first side of your ticket looks like this:

Image of tour ticket

The second of your ticket looks like this:

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