GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 3, 2017 – On Sunday, May 7, the North Star Historic Conservancy will present A Conversation with Julia Morgan. Betty Marvin, well known for her compelling impersonation of Julia Morgan, will reimagine life in the early 1900’s, and what shaped Morgan’s architectural designs. As an Architectural Historian, Betty is known for her work with the Oakland Heritage Alliance.

A person knowledgeable about Julia Morgan, and has experienced Betty Marvin’s impersonation, said “She had the audience, including me, totally believing she WAS Julia Morgan. And I believe she knows things about the house that we don’t know.”

The North Star House, designed in 1905 by renowned California Arts and Crafts architect, Julia Morgan, is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The house is located on a portion of the former North Stare mine, a 14 acre site one mile from downtown Grass Valley. It was built as the residence of North Star Mine Superintendent Arthur De Wint Foote and his wife, author and illustrator, Mary Hallock Foote. After the closure of the mine, The North Star House served as a Christian School for At-Risk Youth and was later abandoned. In 2002, the house and grounds were donated, by land owner Sandy Sanderson, to the Bear Yuba Land Trust. The North Star Historic Conservancy took ownership of the house and grounds in August 2015.

For the past eleven years, the North Star Historic Conservancy has used volunteer labor and donated funds and materials to restore and preserve the house and property for public use.

This is a fundraiser for the North Star Historic Conservancy.

WHO: North Star Historic Conservancy presents

WHAT: A Conversation with Julia Morgan

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:30 -4 pm

WHERE: The North Star House

12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949


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