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Mercedes Tuma-Hansen

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mercedes Tuma-Hansen

Mercedes is a history educator in the Minneapolis area where she teaches American Indian and environmental programs at schools, parks, and museums. Learning to teach as a tour guide at the Minnesota Historical Society, Mercedes won a national award for developing a museum education program there. By teaching historicical skills like making birch bark baskets, net making, processing wild nuts, and making traditional art with a modern twist, Mercedes continues to pursue her passion for connecting the past to its relevance in our modern lives.


Past Courses Offered by Mercedes Tuma-Hansen

Fishing Nets: Make and Mend

Get the Hang of it! Make Your Own Hammock

Net Making: The Carrying Sack

Twig & Net Hanging Basket