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In her latest blog post, resident artisan Emily Derke reflects on how the changes of the last year have impacted teaching and learning.  

Webinar: An Evening with Bob Janssen

Bob will reflect on his long career observing and cataloging the avian life of Minnesota and share more than a few good stories.

Airing LIVE on Thu, May 20 at 7:00pm

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Webinar: Dragonflies of the North Woods

Kurt Mead, author of the award-winning Dragonflies of the North Woods will talk about the wonders of dragonflies and damselflies.

Webinar: Spring Ephemerals with Master Naturalist Margie Menzies

A virtual tour of Margie’s favorite ephemerals of the boreal and maple forests

Due to some technical difficulties, there will not be a recorded archive of this webinar.

Aired on Thu, May 6 at 7:00pm

Webinar recording coming soon

We have just opened some new opportunities to learn about sailing: Sessions of Craft of Sail and Youth Sailing Camps are now open for registration

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

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!

Annual Member Meeting

Annual Member Meeting

Tuesday, June 1 at 7pm

Join North House’s board and staff for our 2021 Members’ Gathering & Annual Meeting. Once again, we will host this important gathering online as a Zoom Webinar, offering a unique opportunity to share updates with friends from near to far.

Front and center in the conversation: highlights of reopening on-campus coursework, plans for Wooden Boat Show and Unplugged, impact of our expanding scholarship and accessibility, efforts, board level engagement of fiscal and pandemic impacts, and planning for the future. We will also have plenty of time for questions and comments, and look forward to gathering the community.

The meeting packet will be available one week in advance (on May 25, 2021).

Northern Landscapes Festival: Online Edition

Northern Landscapes Festival: Online Edition

Thu, May 6, 2021 - Thu, May 20, 2021

Each year we celebrate the arrival of spring in the north woods with coursework and speakers that explore natural history and our connection with the natural world. We know that not everyone can make it north to celebrate with us, so we’re bringing some of the northern spring to you via terrific webinar speakers. In the meantime, we encourage you to get out in the field… of your own backyard! All events are free and open to anyone who can Zoom in!

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Hjørdis will set sail again on June 1! Bookings for June 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.

July bookings will open on June 1. 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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In her latest blog post, resident artisan Emily Derke reflects on how the changes of the last year have impacted teaching and learning.  

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Resident Artisan Christine Novotny discusses her explorations of block weaves in her textiles in her latest blog post. 

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!