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Paddle Making Class

August 8 @ 10:00 a.m. - August 10 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Urban Boat Builders will be on site in the museum for a paddle making class. You will choose your own design from traditional paddles— Beavertail, Ottertail, Algonquin or Voyageur, and you’ll choose which types of wood to use. Over the course of 3 days, you will shape the paddle—the same way artisans have been making paddles for centuries. No previous woodworking skills are required and all tools will be provided.

Make a paddle solo or bring along a child/grandchild to make a special memory along with your paddle, at no additional cost. Due to limited space, only one child per paddle is allowed and children cannot work on a paddle alone. Children must be at least 12-years-old to build a paddle with an adult. Solo builders must be 16-years-old and up.

This class is August 8-10, from 10 am to 4 pm every day, with a break for lunch. Class size is limited to 8 paddles, so register early! Click here to register!


August 8 @ 10:00 am
August 10 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Legacy of the Lakes Museum
Urban Boat Builders


Legacy of The Lakes Museum
205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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