About Us

The Friends of the Belmont Courthouse is a non-profit corporation formed for the purpose to preserve, restore, and protect the historic and real property of the courthouse at Belmont, Nye County, Nevada.

This organization was formed by a group of volunteer citizens concerned with the condition of the historic Belmont Courthouse. The courthouse was built during the years 1875-1876 and served as the county and judicial offices of Nye County from 1876 until 1905 when the Nye County seat was moved to Tonopah, Nevada. Having stood for over 135 years, the courthouse has been ravaged by time, weather, neglect, and vandalism.

The Friends of the Belmont Courthouse is a corporation organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is authorized to solicit funds which can only be used to preserve, restore, and protect the Belmont Courthouse with the cooperation and guidance of Nye County.

Our Mission

The mission of FOTBCH is to preserve, restore, and protect the historic and real property of the Belmont Courthouse in Nye County and to provide volunteer services and financial support to meet its goals.


Join us in protecting this important piece of history in Nye County. Become a member of the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse or Donate to its restoration today. All donations and membership fees are tax deductible.


Individual (one year) $25.00
Family (one year) $35.00
Business (one year) $75.00
Individual Life $250.00
Business or Family Life $350.00
Benefactor $1000.00

Engraved plaques will acknowledge our members at the Individual Life level and up.

If you’d like to become a member of the FOTBCH and pay with a check or money order, fill out our Membership Form and mail it to:

Friends of the Belmont Courthouse
P.O. Box 985
Tonopah, NV 89049


Donna Motis – Chair

Kristina Pickering – Vice Chair 

Joni Eastley – Secretary

John Terras – Treasurer

Brian Kunzi – Trustee

Kim Wanker – Trustee

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We are a 501©(3) tax exempt organization and are registered as a domestic Non-Profit Organization with the Nevada Secretary of State. EIN 45-1652078
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