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Ely Folk School

Educational Opportunity

The Ely Folk School is a non-profit community education organization that offers short courses on traditional crafts and skills. We connect people who have hands-on skills associated with our community's heritage with others who want to learn those skills. We feature cross-generational, non-competitive learning (no credits, no grades). We also host community events such as dances, demonstrations, and other activities.

Our mission is to build community by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness heritage, art, history, culture, and craft of the people of northern Minnesota.

Dates and Times

Classes are offered regularly. Find the class schedule and register at

Appropriate Ages

Most classes are geared towards adults. Some classes and events are suitable for children. Please check our schedule for suitability for children.

How to Participate

We offer events and classes on a variety of topics, from snowshoe lacing to jewelry making to wet-felting slippers. New classes are being added frequently. Find courses and register at

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