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Summer Sailing Season 2024

Posted May 3, 2024

Hoist the sails—Hjørdis rides return for the season on May 24! Take a trip on our traditionally-rigged schooner and experience Grand Marais from the water. May and June sails are open now. Learn more and book your sail here. 

Summer Programs 2024

Posted May 3, 2024

Events, sailing, hands-on craft—summer at North House is a magical time of year! Learn more about our summer programs here and start planning your visit to our harborside campus. 

Gamps: An Important Part of “Yarn Math”

Posted April 24, 2024
by Caroline Feyling

Samples save heartache. In this blog post, weaver Caroline Feyling writes about gamps—an important step in the weaving process that can prevent trouble down the road. 

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Northern Landscapes Festival Evening Programs

Posted April 22, 2024

Announcing our evening programs for the Northern Landscapes Festival! Join us for a film showing on Lake Superior's warming and for a presentation on manoomin (wild rice) with April McCormick. 

Iditarod Community Presentation

Posted April 19, 2024

Join mushers Erin Altemus and Anna Hennessy for a presentation recounting their rookie runs on the 1,000-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska! Tuesday, May 7 in the Red Building, all are welcome. 

The Language of Rosemaling

Posted April 17, 2024
by Tara Austin

Languages contain distinct dialects that reveal clues about a speaker's home. Rosemaling can be seen as a visual language with many dialects. In this blog post, Tara Austin ponders the language of rosemaling and its future evolution. 

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Meet Dr. Cynthia Lane, Botanist and North House Instructor

Posted April 16, 2024

We're excited to welcome Dr. Cynthia Lane, botanist and ecologist, at this year's Northern Landscapes Festival! Join her for a botany intensive perfect for naturalists, ecologists, herbalists, and foragers. 

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April Hard Hat Tour Update

Posted April 12, 2024
by Greg Wright

As spring emerges on campus, work continues on the new Welcome Center. Join Director Greg Wright for a peek at the progress and learn more about the classes that will take place here and when you can take a tour of the new building. 

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From the Forest to the Classroom: Shop Notes from Instructor David Abeel

Posted April 8, 2024
by David Abeel

David Abeel is a woodworking instructor from Traverse City, MI, who will be teaching several furniture-making courses this summer. In this post, David shows us the inspiration that springs from working with natural wood and its unique shapes. 

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Box Full of Stories: A Special Find at a Swedish Antique Shop

Posted April 5, 2024
by Mary Tripoli

In her most recent blog post, Mary Tripoli writes about her travels through Sweden, including her surprising discovery at a craft-focused antique shop.

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