New & Noteworthy
Community classes are launching this fall! They are scheduled largely in the evenings so locals who work during the day can participate. Initial offerings include cooking, sewing, felting, and woodworking.
Long time instructor Jess Hirsch and collaborators have re-opened Fireweed Community Woodshop in Minneapolis, dedicated to empowering women, non-binary, and BIPOC makers.
Jane Laurence has an article on Knutkorg in Northern Wilds. "Knot" baskets were plentiful in Scandanavia in the 1800s. Immigrant laborers fell back on their craft when the USA failed to provide dignified living conditions.
North House is turning 25, and this year's Unplugged is the party you won't want to miss! Three days of big-name concerts, regional and international artisans, the Points North Auction, and an unmissable gala dinner sets the stage for the 25 more.
Featured Events & Activities
Hiring Communications and Marketing Manager
Bring North House to Life
The Communications & Marketing Manager serves in key roles: sharing our story through our iconic Course Catalogs, Shavings Newsletters, and Annual Reports, forging connections with our community of students, supporters, and partners via social media & other tools, and projecting our vision to the world through special projects. Closing date: October 24, 2022 at Noon.
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands result in purposeful, beautiful items. Birch bark, spruce root, pine needles, black ash-- the northern forest has been generous to basketmakers, and we’ll explore a variety of techniques and forms.
Daily Sailing on Lake Superior
Hjørdis sails now open for registration! The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.
October 20 - 23
Family Weekend at North House offers a dozen or more classes, some for kids only, others for adults and kids to take together. From cooking to fiber arts, woodworking to blacksmithing there is a skill to learn for everyone. The weekend includes both formal classes that require registration ahead of time as well as drop-in activities that are free and require no pre-registration. We’ll also host a Family Fun Night on Friday October 21st open to the community.