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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 Twin Cities area where she teaches American Indian and environmental programs at schools, senior centers and nature parks. 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 historical 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. She and her husband and baby boy have recently embarked on a farm adventure with chickens and cats and are planting fruit and maple trees.


Past Courses Offered by Mercedes Tuma-Hansen

Fishing Nets: Make and Mend

Fun with Fibers: Online Course

Fun with Plant Fibers for Families

Fun with Plant Fibers for Kids

Get the Hang of it! Make Your Own Hammock

Net Making: The Carrying Sack

Old-Fashioned Minnesota Kids Games

Scandinavian Stories & Puppets for Kids

Twig & Net Hanging Basket