The vision of transforming the North Star House into a cultural event center and museum open to the community is now a reality. The North Star Historic Conservancy is pleased to announce that the North Star House is now open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 1 pm, and every Saturday, May through September, 9am until noon.
Come view this iconic landmark with your friends, family, or business associates.
During the “open house” hours, history docents will be on hand to give informal tours and answer questions about the North Star House, its nationally known architect, Julia Morgan, and its first inhabitants, mining engineer, Arthur DeWint Foote and author and artist, Mary Hallock Foote.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the construction crew will also be available to explain the renovation plans and process.
The North Star House served as the social headquarters of the North Star Mine, and was where the public and investors were invited to meet and greet. This special example of California Craftsman Style architecture is on the National and the California State Historic Buildings Registers.
Visitors are welcome to sign the Guest Book and to learn about becoming a Volunteer. Students of all ages are welcome!
Rupa and the April Fishes
Friday June 14, 2019
Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:30PM
Presented by The Center for the Arts OnTheGo in partnership with the NORTH STAR HISTORIC CONSERVANCY
The Center for the Arts, Nevada County’s premiere performing arts organization, is undergoing a long-anticipated multi-million dollar renovation! While we prepare to unveil exciting updates to our main facility, The Center’s signature programming will continue through The Center OnTheGo series bringing a variety of diverse acts to creative locations throughout the Foothills.
Rupa and the April Fishes create a sound that pulsates with the pluralism of Bay Area culture, celebrating life and the art of resistance through a wide musical palette that pulls from over a decade of playing street parties, festivals, and symphonic concerts through 29 countries with songs in 5 languages. Under the direction of composer, front woman, activist and physician Rupa, the band creates a live experience which is a manifestation of a world beyond nations, where the heart of humanity beats louder than anything that divides us. www.theaprilfishes.com
Food & Drink sales begin at 6PM and music begins at 7:30PM. Enjoy local treats from: Savor the Flavor BBQ • Lazy Dog Chocolateria
CFTA Members: $30 Lawn / $40 Premium Seats
General Admission: $35 Lawn / $45 Premium Seats
Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/190614-Rupa
North Star House Docents tell our story to the visiting public. We are the voice of the Foote Family, Julia Morgan and the North Star Historic Conservancy.
The North Star House docents are trained volunteers who act as a knowledgeable visitors’ guide to further the public understanding of the North Star Historic Conservancy, the Julia Morgan designed North Star House and the surrounding property.
Docents greet visitors and provide an informal tour of the house answering questions about the house, the Foote family and the North Star Historic Conservancy. They serve a 3 hour Saturday morning shift once a month from April through October. Docents also have the opportunity to volunteer for NSHC events and specially arranged tours of the house. We are a friendly group who have several social events during the year.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about this volunteer opportunity.
If you love history and architecture, this is a job for you.