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Webinar: Virtual Boat Tour: Schooner Hindu

Take a video tour of this incredible boat, originally built in 1925, as it gets restored to run for decades to come!

Bidding Now Open in the online Boats to Tools Auction!!!

Find boats, unique craft, tools, books, and other treasures for sale at our annual auction!

See all the items and bid now! 

Video: Virtual Boat Tour: Schooner Apollonia

Schooner Apollonia is working to build carbon-neutral sail-freight cargo routes along the Hudson connecting the Hudson Valley and New York City. Take a tour!

Webinar: Danish Paper Cuts: Free Online Workshop

Join Torben Jarlstrom Clausen for this unique workshop in paper cutting. All you’ll need to have is paper, scissors, and zoom and you’ll be ready to participate!

Airing LIVE on Thu, Jun 17 at 12:00pm

Learn More & Register »

Webinar: Conservation and New Making with Brittany Nicole Cox, Antiquarian Horologist

From old magic tricks to antique clocks, antiquarian horologist and artist Brittany Nicole Cox will share the history behind her work.

Looking for more online craft content? Visit our Crafting in Place page for a full schedule of upcoming webinars, videos, and more, as well as the complete archive of past content.

Featured Events & Activities

New On-Campus Courses for September - December

New On-Campus Courses for September - December

Registration opens Friday, June 4 at 9am

New coursework for September through December will be open for registration on June 4 at 9am CT! Visit the calendar to see the new course offerings and start planning your trip. North House members can register a day early on June 3. Become a member or renew your membership today!

The new coursework is eligible for scholarships, too!

Wooden Boat Show 2021

Wooden Boat Show 2021

on campus June 18-20, online June 3-25

Summer’s arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! In this year of transition, we are planning to celebrate with gusto and safety. We will host the 2021 Wooden Boat Show both on campus, in person June 18-20 AND online June 3-25. Our planning is shaped around the best safety practices available for our visitors, students, and staff. Community, craft, sparkling waters, northern adventures, and summer’s light are at the heart of our efforts. Follow the link below to see all of the programs. We look forward to seeing you - on the harbor or on Zoom!

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Hjørdis is sailing! Bookings are available now.

  • Sails are around one hour in duration.
  • Each sail is limited to a single group or household.
  • There is a booking minimum of four tickets per sail (you can still sail with fewer than four, but must pay for four). Maximum of six.

August bookings will open on July 1. Sails will continue until October 3. We’re excited to be on the water again, and we hope you’ll join us!

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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Community Boat Building Days: The Herring Skiff

Join in and lend a hand as we build a herring skiff this summer! Wednesdays through Saturdays in June, join Josh Tolkan in the outdoor workshop to help out: no experience required, just a willingness to learn. 

Learn more here

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In his latest blog post, Josh Tolkan reflects on his time in the Artisan Development program and how it's impacted his life and chosen craft. 

Request a Catalog

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here!