The North Star Historic Conservancy produces their newsletter, “The Star”. Publication schedule became quarterly in 2017.
Click on a date to view a PDF file of the selected newsletter. The primary article(s) of that issue are listed after the date. There is other information in each issue such as articles about volunteers, President’s messages, updates on restoration projects, etc.
Sep 2023 New Committee Chairs; What’s Going on Upstairs; A Precious Gift Returns Home; Story by Gage McKinney
Dec 2022 To Tahoe Tavern: Sonny Foote’s Wild Ride; North Star Holiday & House Decorations; Restoration updates
Sep 2022 Phoebe Apperson Hearst; Pictures of AutumnFest 2022; Construction updates
Jun 2022 James Hague & Charles Darwin; North Star & Empire Mines (North Star Research Group)
Mar 2022 Ecole des Beaux-Arts; Julia Morgan’s Architecture Alma Mater
Dec 2021 Arthur D. and Mary Hallock Foote in Mexico
Sep 2021 North Star Landscape; Self-guided legacy landscape tour at NSH; Felix Gillet; Amigo Bob Cantisano
Jun 2021 Power for the North Star Mine: Pelton Wheel; Restoration update pictures;
Mar 2021 Julia Morgan: Hearst Estates; Sherian Kutzera joins Board; Taming the Hawthorn Hedge; Upgrading the Central Shaft Mine
Dec 2020 Julia Morgan: Attention to Detail; Carole Miller Retires; Introducing Zach Walsh, new Property Manager
Sept 2020 Great Houses Made for Great Friends; Decorating an Historic Home; Construction update
June 2020 North Star Mine on Auburn Rd; Heritage Garden anniversary; Gallery update
Mar 2020 Arthur D Foote: Idaho Irrigation System;
Dec 2019 Mary H Foote: Becoming Artist;. Heritage Garden. Obtained wood, beginning library. 2020 Events.
Sept 2019 Roses, Heritage Garden. Volunteers & volunteer opportunities.
June 2019 Heritage garden opening. Julia Morgan blueprints on display.
Mar 2019 Heritage garden update. Wedding of Arthur B. & Jeannette Foote; Heritage Garden on track for 2018 opening
Dec 2018 Christmas at the House. Working on second floor.
Sept 2018 “The Yanks are Coming”–Gage McKinney talk; Old mining pictures and descriptions
June 2018 Reflecting pool. Irrigation system upgrade.
Mar 2018 Ground Floor Renovation Plan approved by County; Sonny Foote’s wild ride over Sierras
Dec 2017 A North Star Childhood (interview with Evelyn Foote Gardiner). Grounds crew update. Work on the Heritage Garden.
Sept 2017 Country Hoedown, “Country Jacks”– Gary Now talk. Mary Hallock Foote letters. AD Foote Road
June 2017 Less is More: Mary Hallock Foote’s Vision. Volunteers.
Mar 2017 News about construction, Heritage Garden
Dec 2016 2016 – A Milestone Year for The North Star House.
June 2016 The North Star House Protected for Future Generations. Julia Morgan.
Sept 2015 Ownership transferred to NSHC. Julia Morgan and Y.W.C.A.
June 2015 Passing of Founder John Taylor. Visit to Mary Hallock Foote’s Hometown.
Mar 2015 Evolving to a Cultural Event Center. Julia Morgan and the California Arts & Crafts Movement, Part 2.
Oct 2014 NSHC Master Plan Approved by County. Julia Morgan awarded U.S. Architecture’s Highest Honor. Julia Morgan and the California Arts & Crafts Movement, Part 1.
Aug 2014 County to Consider Future North Star Plans. Historical Note: Arthur D. Foote.
June 2014 Historic Notes: AD Foote – Luther Burbank Connections. Three Heritage Roses Return to North Star House.
Sept 2013 Historic Notes: Hague House History. North Star Historic Conservancy.
2011 The first newsletter: About the North Star Historic Conservancy; Projects & Goals; Historic trees