Our mission is to rehabilitate and transform the historic North Star House into a premier cultural events center and to promote Nevada County’s legacy by fostering local arts, letters and sciences.
The North Star House is a historic building worthy of preserving in perpetuity; it is the rising star in the community! The Conservancy strives to embrace and celebrate its historical past and national legacy.
The Conservancy will protect the architectural elegance of this Julia Morgan designed, California Craftsman style building and heritage landscaping, which is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. To enable rehabilitation, the Conservancy is re-establishing The North Star House as a premier cultural events venue. The Conservancy is committed to maintaining the property for the public by promoting tours, events, educational activities and the arts. The Conservancy will continue to fund improvements to preserve this rare historic treasure through partnerships with local, regional and national organizations and stakeholders.
GOALS / OBJECTIVES
Goal 1: Further Conservation / Rehabilitation Efforts to Protect The North Star House
- Update Capital Campaign Plan prioritizing improvements / maintenance tasks to House and historic All tasks shall serve to transition the site into a premier cultural event center.
- Secure funding and implement improvements / work The priority is to improve portions of the lower floor and grounds to further enhance public access and use.
- Continue to implement the Master Plan for House / grounds by fulfilling our site improvement requirements and incrementally increase the type, intensity and diversity of public.
Goal 2: Continue to Implement Business Plan
- Review the Business Plan to ensure: 1) income streams will sustain operations, 2) Marketing and Capital Campaign Plans are being implemented, and 3) all opportunities for revenue enhancements are explored.
- Expand outreach to engage stakeholders and the general public in supporting the above.
Goal 3: Transition Organizational Structure to Support Event Center Operations.
- Continue to refine governance system of Conservancy, including Committee structure, bylaws, staffing, facility use and
- Create and implement organization chart to clearly define functions and
- Continue to expand volunteer and staff base to support on-going growth.