NSHC is looking for a volunteer interested in coordinating property improvement projects on the 14-acre North Star House grounds.
Qualifications- Experience with general construction methods involving basic carpentry, concrete work, irrigation systems, building maintenance, driveway maintenance and general site improvements. A background in landscape or building contracting is important.
Experience: Able to visualize projects and solutions, assist with construction budgeting, organize work schedules, order materials, coordinate and encourage volunteers.
Please use this contact form or call 530-477-7126 to leave a message for David Wright.
The Growers Market takes place every Saturday from 8 am 12:30 pm through November 17.
There is always a large and ever-increasing variety of produce, meat products, fish, flowers, crafts, and food vendors. And live music! Grab a cup of coffee and a morning snack and enjoy the view from the stone terrace of The North Star House. And take a peek inside at the recent rehabilitation work. Improvements are constantly being made.
The North Star House is open to the public from 9am to noon during the Growers Market. Docents are on hand for House tours and to answer questions.
Perhaps you will be inspired to lend a hand. There are many outdoor and indoor projects lined up for this year. Please stop by and say hello!
The North Star Historic Conservancy Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a new project to honor the legacy of past Board member and House Ambassador, Peggy Levine. The Board has dedicated a key portion of the 2nd floor of the North Star House to be restored and used as “The M. W. Swan Levine Gallery”.
Her vision was that a large room and central hallway on the 2nd floor of the historic North Star House be devoted to display the work of highly talented, Nevada County resident artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Gallery, named in Peggy’s honor, would also host a number of exhibitions, programs and events. As a venue tied to the North Star House, the Gallery will bring the public closer to the wonderful world and History of Nevada County art; one of Peggy’s many goals in her life. Our vision and hope is it would further cultivate our vibrant arts environment and preserve the community’s artistic heritage.
To achieve this vision, the Board and the Levine family will need your help. In order to open the M. W. Swan Levine Gallery on the 2nd floor, a number of improvements will need to be made to The North Star House. Though great strides have been made on the lower floor to open it for public use, the 2nd floor is largely unfinished. To allow public access to the 2nd floor, such items as fire sprinklers, an elevator and utility upgrades will be necessary.
The restoration of the 2nd floor and the opening of the Gallery can be done with your help. Peggy was always one to push us to new heights, so our Board and the Levine Family are asking those who admired this incredible lady to help us in this task. With community support, this Gallery will open its doors!
If you wish to donate or support the creation of “The M. W. Swan Levine Gallery”, please send any donations or offers of support to: The North Star Historic Conservancy, c/o The Peggy Levine Gallery Fund, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Questions on this project can be sent to our email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (530-477-7126)