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Upcoming Events

Basket Week

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 - Mon, Oct 28, 2019
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.…

Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Fri, Nov 22, 2019 - Sun, Nov 24, 2019
 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,…

Fiber Week

Tue, Feb 11, 2020 - Mon, Feb 17, 2020
It’s the 10th Anniversary of Fiber Week (formerly Northern Fibers Retreat) and we’re celebrating with an entire week of hands-on textile exploration! Choose from a dozen multi-day courses in everything from felting…

Wood Week

Tue, Mar 3, 2020 - Mon, Mar 9, 2020
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…

Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend

Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Sunshine, camaraderie, projects, and pizza - what could be better? Mark your calendar for Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend 2020. We'll spend April 17-19 sprucing up campus for the summer…

Northern Landscapes Festival

Fri, May 29, 2020 - Sun, May 31, 2020
Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the focus of this festival. Participation…

Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival

Fri, Jun 19, 2020 - Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chowder and brats...there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat…

Unplugged & Birch Bark Bash

Fri, Sep 18, 2020 - Sat, Sep 19, 2020
Celebrate community, music, craft and storytelling along the lakeshore at our classic Fall celebration under the big top tent. Unplugged 2019 has come and gone, and we can't wait until…

Past Events

Family Weekend

All Family Weekend courses are now open for registration! See courses here. Heading to Grand Marais for the long weekend? Sign up for family fun at North House over our…

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…