North House Folk School is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. They foster a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft. Offering over 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to fibers.
LOCATION: On the Harbor 500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
| (218) 387-9762 | Website • 0.4 mi From Hotel
What is a Folk School
Folk schools emphasize learning for the sake of learning. There are no exams, no credits, and no term papers. As much as our courses teach a particular skill (timberframing, basketmaking), they also encourage lifelong learning. This type of learning environment is inspired by Scandinavian folkehøjskolers (folk high schools).
Mission of North House Folk School
Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.
Experience North House Folk School First-Hand
North House Folk School brings instructors from around the world to teach traditional northern crafts on the shore of Lake Superior. The best way to learn more about their mission is to experience it first-hand—take a course, attend an event, or visit the campus to see craft in action. North House Folk School is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, and depends on the generous support of donors at many levels.
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North Shore MN Arts and Culture Guide
Within walking distance, or a short hop in your car, you will find almost every type of Grand Marais Minnesota dining experience convenient to Superior Inn. Dining out is one of the main adventures of traveling. From elegant dinners with a view of magnificint Lake Superior and white linen to eating a crab on the beach, the North Shore region has everything you can imagine. If you want seafood you’ve definitely come to the right place! Our Grand Marais Dining Guide will help you find the best bowl of clam chowder, grilled salmon or fish tacos. Grand Marais bakeries are also excellent when it comes to their home made breads, cookies and other local favorites.
Grand Marais restaurants offer a variety of cuisines in fun and casual environments. Whether your goal is a fun meal with the family, romantic dining for two, or a large group gathering, there are plenty of options to choose from.
View North Shore MN Arts and Culture guide.