North House Folk School


Looking to enrich lives and build a stronger community, the North House Folk School brings instructors from around the world to teach traditional northern crafts on the shore of Lake Superior. Begun by local citizens and volunteers, the concept of a folk school was brought to the attention of locals and received many positive responses to course offerings, including Inuit kayak building, bowl carving, and canoe paddle making. Soon, the increased enthusiasm about the school led the volunteer Board of Directors to find the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota in January of 1977.
 
The school is found along the harbor in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Experts come from all over to teach and talk, offering classes that range from a few hours to an entire week. The choice of classes is endless: basketry, blacksmithing, knitting, sailing, woodcarving, yurt-building– you name it! They also host many events throughout the year that spur from the wide range of classes they offer. Tip: book in advance—the demand for these classes is high!

Also, North House Folk School students receive a 10% discount at most Cascade Vacation Rentals homes during their class stay. Just give us a call and provide proof of class registration.