Recent E-Newsletters

JUNE 30 "Unplugged Tickets on Sale July 1!"
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- 3 Great Nights Not to Be Missed!
- The Summer Series is Underway - Bake Bread, Raise a Tiny Timber Frame and more!
- New Session Added: Build Your Own Yurt
- Instructors-In- Residence Return

JUNE 18 "Hope You're Coming, Wish You Were Here!"
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- Wooden Boat Show This Weekend!
- Thank You,Thank You,Thank You! We reached $25K - But it's not too late to give!
- Sailing to Shoes! Courses Coming Up

JUNE 2 "Now Announcing: Unplugged XIII Performers!"
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- Who's On Stage This Year?

MAY 26 "Ahoy! Wooden Boat Show is on the horizon, June 20-22"
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- Boats are Just the Beginning!
- Unplugged XIII, Sept 11-14
- Hands-On! Wooden Boat Show Courses

MAY 14 "All Aboard! Now taking 2014 Sailing Reservations"
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- Anchors Aweigh - Sign Up Now!
- Open the Doors Even Wider North House's Spring Outreach Campaign 2014
- See North House on KARE 11
- National Geographic gives the "Heart of the Continent" a thumbs up!

MAY 9 "Summer is coming! (So are Northern Landscapes Festival and Spring Gathering!)"
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- Northern Landscapes Festival
- OPEN: Late Summer Work Study
- See Us On KARE 11 Saturday, May 10
- Twin Cities Spring Gathering Last Call!

APRIL 3 "Two Events, Two New Employees, and A Few Course Picks"
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- Explore Foods Grown & Gathered
- There's Still time, Register Now! Twin Cities Spring Gathering, May 17
- Welcome, Andrew & Janet!
- Coming Up

MARCH 16 "North House goes South! Sign up now for Spring Gathering, May 17"
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- North House Heading South!
- Learn Skills & Leave a Legacy!
- Seeing Double?
- Courses Coming Right Up!

FEB 27 "150+ New Course Dates are Here--Register Starting Saturday, March 1!"
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- 150+ New Course Dates Available
- Northern Sustainability Symposium
- Northern Landscapes Festival

FEB 14 "From Us to You: 14 More New Course Dates & Spring Gathering 2014"
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- From Us to You: 14 New Courses
- Coming Soon: New Course Dates: Pebble Jewelry to Work Boots, Plus Turning with Robin Wood!
- Save the Date! Spring Gathering May 17

JAN 29 "15 New Courses, Plus 2014 Work Study Options"
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- Shoes to Sausages Opening Soon
- 2014 Work Study Info Available
- Woodcarver's Week, March 4-6
- Job Applications Due Fri, Feb 14

JAN 8 "We're Hiring! And Fiber Retreat Program now Online"
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- Join the North House Team
- Program Now Available Online
- Pointing Towards Sustainability
- Courses Around the Corner


Recent E-Newsletters

JAN 8 "We're Hiring! And Fiber Retreat Program now Online"
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- Join the North House Team
- Program Now Available Online
- Pointing Towards Sustainability
- Courses Around the Corner

DEC 30 "Celebrate Hands, Celebrate Craft"
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- Celebrate Hands, Celebrate Craft

DEC 16 "Still Shopping? We have some ideas..."
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- Think Inside the (Toy) Box
- Is North House on Your Gift List

NOV 19 "Winterer's this week -- and thank YOU!"
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- Ice on the Harbor - It's Here!
- Thank You for Your Support!
- Northern Fiber Retreat, Feb 12-17

NOV 14 "Give to the Max Day Update"
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- The Party Continues - Two Ways to Give!

NOV 14 "Today's the Day! Give to the Max!"
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- It's Finally Here - Donate TODAY!
- Need More Reason to Give?

NOV 6 "Join the Party, Give to the Max on Nov 14!"
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- Mark Your Calendar for Nov 14
- Coming Up: Arctic Film Festival
- Celebrate the Holidays at NH, Dec 6-8


Recent E-Newsletters


OCT 23 "Reported: Snowflakes in the Air. Winterer's Gathering Approaches!"
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- Winterer's Gathering: Learn the Skills to Survive & Thrive in the Outdoors
- Join the Great Give-Together - Give to the Max Day, Nov 14
- Shop the School Store for Holiday Gifts

SEPT 25 Coming up: Family Weekend and Winterer's Gathering!
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- Family Weekend, Oct 17-20
- Winter is Coming!
- Are You Waiting to Hear From Us? Database Transition

AUG 29 "Opening Soon: New Course Dates & Points North Auction"
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- Over 200 New Course Dates Online
- Points North Auction Opens at 8 am
- Space in Music Coursework at Unplugged


book review

 There’s a beaver living on the Grand Marais Harbor. As a recent transplant to Grand Marais, I missed last summer’s drama, but locals tell me the beaver ruffled some feathers by doing what beavers do: chomping down trees throughout town.

My intention is not to open old wounds; instead, let’s take advantage of the juxtaposition of beaver and folk school. A recent trip up to the classy new interpretive center at Grand Portage National Monument AND instructor Brent Gurtek’s trade gun class here at North House ignited my curiosity about the fur trade on Lake Superior (not to mention that I’m from Duluth, a city named after Daniel Greysolon, a French fur-trader/explorer, AND that I listened to voyageur songs on tape when young, so I had plenty of opportunities to get curious...). I checked out Fur, Fortune, and Empire: the epic history of the fur trade in America by Eric Jay Dolin, a detailed account of just how the fur trade shaped American history and settlement. The Grand Marais Public Library even had it on CD. Score. Perfect for a road trip down to the Cities. Here’s the scoop, 10 disks later...


Recent E-Newsletters

APRIL 10 "Spring Gathering 2013, plus New Shoes & Solar Panels"
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- Twin Cities Spring Gathering: Hope we see you in Plymouth, MN on May 11!
- Shedding Light on Solar: New Sustainability Classes on the Calendar
- New Course, New Shoes! Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop
- To Build a Bridge: Trade Tech Timber Framing

MAR 22 "NEW NH Video Now Live!! & Sustainability on the Horizon"
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- Full-Length NH Video now LIVE!
- Everyday Solutions: Northern Sustainability Symposium, May 3-5
- Build it, Split it, Fire it! April 19-21
- A Dragon's Tenth Birthday: Dragon Boat Festival 2013