Voyageurs National Park Hosts Birch Bark Weaving Class
Contact: Megan Wilkins, 218-875-2111
Come and weave a birch bark basket! With the aide of John Zasada, you will prepare the bark for weaving and make a basket in the old Scandinavian/Russian style. Baskets are diagonally woven and the entire basket is several layers thick. The class will be held at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is limited to ten participants, and costs $25 per person for materials. Reservations and fees are required in person at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Remnants of mining activity, like the one you see here, can still be seen on Little American Island on Rainy Lake.