Sutter Creek reached out and “grabbed” Lisa Klosowski as she looked for a place to raise her family and relocate one of her four music box stores.
As a San Francisco resident, Klosowski loved Victorian architecture, so Sutter Creek was a natural for her and her kids. She was even more taken with the idea that the children could go all through school with the same classmates.
“That is the gift of Sutter Creek, a small, very tight-knit community-oriented town,” she says.
She has been active in community affairs since moving here in 1999. Currently she is helping to preserve the historic Sutter Creek Grammar School. She sees the new Foundation as an organization that embodies everything she values in Sutter Creek.
“We the community must work hard to preserve it so future generations can enjoy the beauty that we enjoy today.”
Klosowski is eager to see the creation of the Mine Display at the town’s south parking lot. As director of the Sutter Creek Visitor Center, she talks to lots of visitors who are looking for the underground gold mine tour, something that closed a few years ago. “These tourists are so disappointed when we tell them it’s closed,” she says, “so we really need a historical display to tell them about our wonderful town and its rich history.”