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North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center


The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center (NCSCC) fulfills the rural San Juan Ridge community's need for a local place to meet, share, and view quality mulitcultural events. Located 20 miles north of Nevada City, the Schoolhouse, a graceful example of Western Colonial architecture, was built by the mining community in 1875, and has served the community as a school and public meeting hall for a century.

In 1980 the Schoolhouse reopened as a community Cultural Center and is currently the longest continuously operating building in California. However, in recent years the poorly damaged dance floor has directly affected the types of events NCSCC can produce. It's time that the Schoolhouse had a new floor so that NCSCC can continue to support the community through events, classes and cultural programming. We will be focusing on a series of events and concerts to help raise funds for a new dance floor.

Find out more about NCSCC in the May 2006 issue of our
member newsletter "News From North Columbia" (514 KB, PDF file).

Here's what's happening
at the Cultural Center:

NCSCC needs your help for Paint Day and Grounds Day New art works by Barbara Miller Smith, Molly Jochem, Kathi Griffis, Marria Unger, and Kate Rannells after hours poetry - for mature audiences only! A beginning dance class for young children. 21st Sierra Storytelling Festival...visit the website! Art Camp 4 Kids with Trevor Smith, Azriel LaMarca, Jennifer Rain Crosby, and Maya Ryan African Dance

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

From Nevada City, head east on Hwy 20/49.
Just outside of Nevada City, Hwy 49 splits.
Turn left on Hwy 49, following signs to Downieville.
Drive for about 10.6 miles to Tyler Foote Crossing Rd.
Turn right on Tyler Foote.
Stay on Tyler Foote until you reach the North Columbia Schoolhouse
which is on the left hand side of the road (about 8 miles).
Driving time from downtown Nevada City is about 35 minutes.

 "In order to keep anything cultural, logical, or ideological,
you have to reinvent the reality of it.
 ~ Ani DiFranco