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Renovations in Store!

Renovations in Store!

Since the first day doors opened on the Ely Folk School in June of 2015, the little folk school in the northwoods has been a hub of activity. The past year has seen dances, concerts, numerous classes, and the unique Birch Bark Canoe Project which saw participants working together to build a unique canoe in […]

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Student Registrations Top 200!

Student Registrations Top 200!

This summer has been a series of milestones for the new Ely Folk School (EFS). As we wrap up our first summer season, we have much to celebrate, including:  220 student registrations  86 classes listed and more in the works  4 press stories in addition to those from our press releases  […]

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From Board President Greg Heide

Fall is on the way, things are changing…in the Boundary Waters I saw a few maples starting to turn colors. Things are changing around Ely as well – the crowds are smaller, the streets less crowded. As the summer winds down, it is a good time to take a minute and reflect on the Ely Folk […]

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Ely Folk School Set to Launch

Ely Folk School Set to Launch

(Press release) While Ely’s public schools are winding down, the new Ely Folk School is ramping up.  Based at the former “Fisherman’s Headquarters” building in downtown Ely, this non-profit community program will tap local & visiting talent to teach short courses on traditional northern crafts & skills for residents and vacationers. The volunteer board of […]

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