Hessel School House

Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center

In 2016, the historic Hessel School House opened as a nonprofit venue to enrich the community through educational programs, presentations, cultural events, art exhibits, writers workshops, and more.

Events & Classes

Lectures, workshops, art classes and more!
Learn a new skill or expand your knowledge.
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Writers Workshop

Workshops for new and established authors.
Half-day to multi-day intensive classes offered.
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Storybook Trail

Adventure at every turn.
A delight for all ages.
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Aldo Leopold Festival

A celebration of all things nature.
Held annually the first week of June.
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Arts & Nature

Programs that stimulate your mind and soul.
Programs for all ages.
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Chalk Talk

An annual newsletter featuring updates, history, events, and more.
Read our current and past editions online.
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The Guide

The Guide is your resource for summer classes and activities in the Les Cheneaux Area.

Produced each spring by the Hessel School House, The Guide features the summer events and activities of a number of local organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Les Cheneaux Watershed Council, Les Cheneaux Islands Association, Les Cheneaux Arts Council, Les Cheneaux Community Library, Les Cheneaux Historical Association. 

Printed copies will be available at Hessel School House and local businesses by the end of May. Feel free to download a copy or view it online until the printed copies arrive!

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Thank You To Our Partners

Hessel School House – Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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