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Mini courses, family programs, craft demos, workshops, artisan residencies, and more!

North House programs offer a great way for anyone to come down and get a taste of craft. Some programs don't require pre-registration, making them convenient drop-in opportunties if you happen to be around campus!

Looking for programs on a specific date? Check out our Program Calendar!

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Open Craft Night

Have a project that you’re itching to finish? Bring it to craft night!  All types of…

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Living With Craft: An Exhibition Celebrating North House’s Artisan Development Program

Join North House in celebrating the first 5 years of the Artisan Development Program with a gallery exhibition hosted at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais and the American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul. 

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North Shore Swing Band

Grand Marais' North Shore Swing Band will perform for your listening and dancing pleasure. …

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Tour the North House Campus

Every Saturday at 2pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building - no registration required.

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Bearing Witness

9/14/2022 at 6pm in the Boat Barn
Join Hjordis captian Erden Eruç for a public presentation of his adventures rowing and biking across the globe - literally around the world. 6pm, September 14th in the Boat Barn in on campus in Grand Marais.

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Instructors in Residence

June 9th-September 18th | Thursday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm each day Free!  Stop by our outdoor…

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Family Concert with the Okee Dokee Brothers

A new addition to this year's Unplugged, a free family concert for all ages. The Okee Dokee…

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Daily Sailing on the Hjordis

Experience Grand Marais from the lake - sail with us aboard our 50' traditionally rigged schooner Hjørdis!

Sails are offered multiple times per day, most days during the summer. Click below for more information and booking!

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Sustainable Living Series: Solar 101 Workshop

Join us October 11th from 6-7:30pm in the Green Building for an evening with solar experts from…

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Family Fun Night - Games and S’mores

Cozy up around the campfire, we’ll provide the s’more packets.  Staff or…

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Family Fun Night- Contra Dance

Kick up your heels at a friendly community contra dance. There will be live music and a caller to…

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