September 25, 2020 - April 10, 2021
12:00 am

Bears Hibernate
Bears Hibernate

True hibernators’ body temps drop, their heart beat slows, and they don’t ‘wake up’ when prodded or exposed to loud noises. Black bears, chipmunks, snakes, frogs, toads and some turtles hibernate. Other mammals go into torpor, a state of deep, temporary sleep from which they wake to eat, drink, release waste.

Learn more about bear hibernation.

October 16, 2020 - December 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cook County Through My Eyes Vol. II

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

A Photo Art Exhibit by David R. Johnson

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of new works.

Stop in to see the exhibit during our regular business hours: Fridays 1 – 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

You may also schedule an online viewing of the exhibit

November 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony November Offerings
Grand Marais Art Colony November Offerings

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

Workshops, opportunities and events

The Art Colony will offer multiple virtual mentorships with Sun Yung Shin, Donna Bruni, Shannon Gibney, and Ernest Miller.
Check our site for additional information

Nov 7 :: 9-noon, Once Upon a Folktale
Nov 14 :: 10-noon, Paint a Tile for ages 10-adult
Nov 17 :: 10am-5:15pm, Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer
Nov 18 :: 9-11am :: Summinagashi

November 1, 2020 - April 19, 2021
12:00 am

Warmer by the Lake + Sea Smoke Season
Warmer by the Lake + Sea Smoke Season

With an average temp of 42°, Lake Superior acts like a hot water bottle emanating a little warmth up the hillsides. This occurs November through April when daily highs air temps drop below 40°. The warmth sits in the bowl created by the hills. Once you pass the hilltop, temps can drop by 15°.

When very cold winter air meets the relatively warm lake water, fog is created. This fog hovers over the surface and is known as sea smoke. You will most often see sea smoke in January when it is really cold.

November 2, 2020 - November 22, 2020
All Day

North House November Events
North House November Events

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Upcoming events and courses at North House Folk School

4 :: Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way  online
4 :: Hardcover Codex Bookbinding  online
6 :: Celtic Cabled Crochet  online
6 :: Small Breads  online
6-7 :: Better Butter Baking  online
6-7 :: Shades of November: Long Exposure Photography
6-8 :: Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks
6-8 :: Rosemaling
10 :: Pole Lathe
13 :: Saami Inspired Four Braid Bracelet  online
14 :: Learn to Finger Crochet a Winter Hat   online
14 :: Cooking with the Seasons   online
14-15 :: Felt for Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners
14-15 :: Nordic Herbals
15-18 :: Old World  Ale Bowls
17 :: Crafting the Traditional Longbow and Arrows   webinar
19 :: Saami Inspired Celtic Braid Bracelet   online
20-22 :: Winterer’s Gathering & Arctic Film Fest
20 :: Twined Knitting, Intro
20 :: Twined Knitting, Advanced
21 :: Winter Winds Hat
22 :: Saami Traditions – Skolt Mittens

Find detail on the North House website.

November 20, 2020 - November 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Scenic 61 Craft Market
Scenic 61 Craft Market

Little Red Schoolhouse | Two Harbors MN

Local artisans selling their wares – jewelry, wood products, food, soaps, knit/crochet goods, etc.  Masks are required!

November 21, 2020 - December 18, 2020
12:00 am - 11:30 pm

Cook County Historical Society Properties Closed

Cook County Historical Society – Museum | Grand Marais Minnesota

Due to the State of MN Emergency Executive Order 20-99, the Cook County Historical Society properties including the History Museum & the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery will be closed to occupancy by members of the public starting November 21st – December 19th. We hope everyone stays safe during these difficult times and look forward to seeing you again in December.

If you have any questions or a research request please contact Katie at: 218.387.2883 or

November 21, 2020 - November 22, 2020
All Day

Lutsen Mountains First Tracks
Lutsen Mountains First Tracks

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

2020/2021 Season

First Tracks: Nov 21-22
Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov 26-29
Fri-Sun: Dec 4-6

Open Daily: Dec 11, 2020 – Apr 11, 2021

Extended Weekend: April 17-18 and 24-25, and May 1-2

*Holiday Dates: Dec 26-Jan 3; Jan 16-18 and Feb 13-15