October 26, 2017 – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a new project to honor the legacy of past Board member and key contributor, Peggy Levine. The Board has dedicated a key portion of the 2nd floor of the North Star House to be restored and used as the “The M. W. Swan Levine Gallery”.

Her vision was that a large room and central hallway on the 2nd floor of the Historic North Star House be devoted to display the work of highly talented, Nevada County resident artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Gallery, named in Peggy’s honor, would also host a number of exhibitions, programs and events. As a venue tied to the North Star House, the Gallery will bring the public closer to the wonderful world and History of Nevada County art; one of Peggy’s many goals in her life. Our vision and hope is it would further cultivate our vibrant arts environment and preserve the community’s artistic heritage.

To achieve this vision, The Board and the Levine family will need your help. In order to open the M. W. Swan Levine Gallery on the 2nd floor, a number of improvements will need to be made to the North Star House. Though great strides have been made on the lower floor to open it for public use, the 2nd floor is largely unfinished. To allow public access to the 2nd floor, such items as fire sprinklers, an elevator and utility upgrades will be necessary.

The restoration of the 2nd floor and the opening of the Gallery can be done with your help. Peggy was always one to push us to new heights, so our Board and the Levine Family are asking those who admired this incredible lady to help us in this task. With community support, this Gallery will open its doors!

If you wish to donate or support the creation of “The M. W. Swan Levine Gallery”, please send any donations or offer of support to: The North Star Historic Conservancy, c/o The Peggy Levine Gallery Fund, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Questions on this project can be sent to our email thenorthstarhouse@gmail.com or phone (530-477-7126)