Annual Victorian Christmas Tour Dec. 14 |

Annual Victorian Christmas Tour Dec. 14

Trent Dolan
Special to the Nevada Appeal
Courtesy of the R. K. Colcord CollectionGov. Roswell Colcord sits at home on a summer afternoon with his wife, Mary, left, and daughter, Stella.

The Carson City Historical Society presents the annual Victorian Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 14 from noon to 5 p.m.

The tour features 10 locations and is a self-guided walk-through tour that begins at the Foreman-Roberts House in Carson City.

The tour features two locations new on tour this year. Gov. Roswell Colcord’s home was built in 1874. Colcord was Nevada’s seventh governor. The Peterson home, built in 1870 and once home to Victoria Wedding Chapel, also is a new addition.

Also on tour is the Foreman-Roberts House, built in 1865 in old Washoe City and moved to Carson City in 1872; the Bliss Mansion (built in 1879), the original home of lumber magnate Duane Bliss; Krebs-Peterson home built in 1914, and the home of movie “The Shootist” staring John Wayne; Hyman Olcovich home built in 1876; John Chartz House, now home of the Bliss Bungalow, built in 1914 for Ormsby District Attorney John Chartz; the Smail House, built in 1862, before Nevada was a State, and

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (sanctuary built in 1867).

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, members of the Carson City Historical Society, $5 for children 6-12 and 5 and under are free.

Tickets may be purchased in Carson City at the Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.; Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1900 South Carson St.; White Cat Antiques, 512 N. Curry St.; and Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., on the day of tour. Information on the tour is available at or by calling Dorothy at 775-882-1805.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Famous characters of the past

making appearances include Hank Monk, Alf Doten, and Abe Lincoln. Mary Law will play the harp at the Bliss Mansion and the Episcopal Church choir with Paul Dufau will perform Christmas music at the Church.

The tour is sponsored by the Carson City Historical Society and Carson City Redevelopment Authority.