The renovations and improvements made in the last few years by the volunteers on the Construction Committee and the Interiors Committee have made The North Star House a lovely place to visit. Visitors comment that the rooms in The House have become more inviting.
Many more groups than ever before are using The North Star House for their events. Fundraisers, concerts, luncheons, and holiday parties are held by many non-profit organizations. Educational groups are treated to special docent-led tours of The House. The Lecture Series and other events produced by NSHC continue to bring people from different areas to enjoy the improved facilities.
The North Star House is currently open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm, and on “Open House Saturdays”, May through September, from 9am to noon.
Come view this iconic landmark with your friends, family, or business associates. During the “open house” hours, history docents are 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 De Wint Foote and author-artist, Mary Hallock Foote.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the construction crew is available to explain the renovation plans and process.
The North Star House served as the social headquarters of the North Star Mine. This special example of Arts and Crafts 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!