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Upcoming Events

Points North Auction 2021

Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - Sun, Sep 19, 2021
From unique North Shore experiences to one-of-a-kind instructor craft, explore this year’s Points North Auction and place your bids and support North House’s mission! Bidding will run from September 10th…

Unplugged XX

Sat, Sep 18, 2021
This year, Unplugged celebrates 20 years of gathering the community to celebrate craft and music on the harbor in Grand Marais. Building on that history and the skills learned in…

Basket Week

Tue, Oct 5, 2021 - Mon, Oct 11, 2021
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.…

Family Weekend

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Each year over MEA weekend we host classes and activities for kids and families. This weekend is a chance to share the joy of folk school learning with curious young…

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Thu, Nov 18, 2021 - Sun, Nov 21, 2021
Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, film festival,…

Past Events

Wooden Boat Show 2021

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…

Northern Landscapes Festival 2021: Online Edition

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…

Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend

Each year we invite community volunteers to spend a couple days helping us freshen up campus as we emerge from winter and get ready to welcome summer! Volunteer Weekend is…

Wood Month 2021

Wood Week has become Wood Month this year! Join us in the virtual woodshop for a series of presentations from near and far. We’ll explore technique, cultural history, tools and…

Fiber February

Join us in February to celebrate the warmth and wonder of fiber crafts all month long. We’re offering an array of exciting online coursework as well as online webinars and…

Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Fest 2020

The online iteration of 2020's Winterer's Gathering was warm and cozy. Join North House in November for Winterer's Gathering 2021. The annual Winterers Gathering and Arctic Film Festival is a…

Family Weekend 2020

Family Week 2020 was an astoundint virtual success. Join us again in October 2021.   Whether virtual or in person, we know Minnesota families will be looking forward to the…

Basket Week 2020

Thanks for joining us for 2020 Basket Week. See you again next year! Since we can’t bring everyone here to make baskets, we’re bringing baskets to you! Due to the…

Unplugged 2020: Bringing it Home - An Online Fundraising Event and Concert

For almost 20 years we’ve invited you to our home to celebrate craft, community, and music—this year we’re bringing it live to your house with a live streaming show on…

2020 Wooden Boat Show: Online Edition

Thank you for joining us for the Wooden Boat Show 2020: Online Edition! We hope you enjoyed the programs! Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated!  This has…

Northern Landscapes Festival 2020: Online Edition

Thank you for joining us for the Northern Landscapes Festival: Online Edition! Recordings of several of the programs are available at our Crafting in Place Page.    Each year we celebrate…

Canceled: Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend 2020

Unfortunately we've had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please see our COVID-19 response page for more…

Wood Week

Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2020. Choose from a dozen courses, including returning favorites in bowl carving with Jon…

Fiber Week 2020

The 2020 Fiber Week has wrapped up! Thanks for celebrating ten wonderful years of fibers with us and our partners the Northwoods Fiber Guild: we had a great time hosting…

Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Fest 2019

This page is for a past event. Check the current Winterer's Gathering event page for up-to-date details of the next Winterer's Gathering, or feel free to browse the past details…

Basket Week 2019

This page is for a past event. For up-to-date details for the next Basket Week, see the current event page. Feel free to browse the past event details below to…

Family Weekend 2019

Thanks for a great Family Weekend! From herbal tea mixing to pollinator palaces, forging to dancing, it was a blast! Family Weekend 2020 will be October 15 - 19, with…

Unplugged & Birch Bark Bash 2019

Thank you for joining us for Unplugged 2019 — we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Feel free to browse the details for this past event below,…

Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and…

Northern Landscapes Festival 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of…

Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend 2019

This page is for a past event.  See the current event here! Sunshine, camaraderie, projects, and pizza - what could be better? Mark your calendar for Volunteer and Service Learning…

Wood Week 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2019.…

Northern Fibers Retreat 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber…