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 […]
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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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 […]
(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 […]