Carson City Historical Society hosting yard sale, clothing exhibit July 2

The Carson City Historical Society is holding its first yard sale of the year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum park, 1207 N. Carson St.

More than 15 vendors will be offering antiques, collectibles, jewelry and crafts. The museum will be open free to those who want to tour the downstairs of the museum and view the exhibit of vintage clothing from the collection of Tina Davis-Hersey.

The display features a mid-1870s bustle day dress and hat, an 1860 widow’s mourning-style hoop dress with an original silk velvet and ostrich feather bonnet, a 1914 girl’s tea dress and an original 1908 lace and silk evening dress with a men’s morning-style outfit. The clothing display can be seen in July and August. During the society’s annual yard sale fundraisers on July 2 and Aug. 6, the clothing exhibit and the downstairs of the house museum will be open free of charge. After July 2, an appointment will be necessary, and there will be a $5 fee to see the exhibit and museum. Call 775-887-8865 for an appointment.

Davis-Hersey’s collection also will be highlighted in the Oh, My Bonnets & Bustles! Victorian Fashion Show and Tea, presented by the Friends of the Nevada State Museum, on Sept. 24 at the Governor’s Mansion.

For more information about the clothing display, call Davis-Hersey at 775-671-2364.


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