July 26, 2016
Will you be in Ely July 29-31 for the annual Blueberry Arts Festival in Whiteside Park? Well, if so, be sure to stop by our booth! We always enjoy having a presence at this festival to visit with festival goers, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, as well as promoting the museum and Dorothy’s […]
July 24, 2016
Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN and our guided Northwoods Discovery Hike will both be offered on Tuesdays through August 16. Camp K is a great opportunity for kids aged 3-12 years old to learn about the Northwoods Dorothy called home through outdoor activities including games, crafts and projects. This year’s theme is FISH! Camp K is only $10 per […]
July 20, 2016
Did you know that the Dorothy Molter Museum has two satellite exhibits in Ely? Three Stars of the North is located at the Ely-Winton Historical Museum and a Dorothy Molter Kiosk is located at the USFS Kawishiwi Ranger Station – both here in Ely! The Ely-Winton Historical Society operates a small history museum located inside […]
July 16, 2016
Dorothy Molter was the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). After her passing in 1986, her homestead was dismantled in 1987 and transported by dogsled and snowmobile to Moose Lake, and then on to Ely where volunteers restored two of her cabins at the current site of the Dorothy Molter […]
June 27, 2016
With the International Wolf Center raising pups, and the North American Bear Center adopting a yearling cub, the Dorothy Molter Museum decided it needed to step up its game and have its own ambassador mammals. Since Dorothy was a dog-lover and had her own companion, Peg, it was a no-brainer on what type of mammal […]
Brewed for the Dorothy Molter Museum, Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer quenches the most parched of palates when served ice cold. Each summer, Dorothy home-brewed up to twelve thousand bottles made from Knife Lake water, which she offered for visitors stopping by during their trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.While Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer is no longer brewed in her 8-gallon crock with lake water, we have stuck as close to her original recipe as we can.
However, we have more than just root beer to offer!