December 20, 2017
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake? Here is a chance to try with a little guidance from the Dorothy Molter Museum during the Ely Winter Festival! Dorothy sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors […]
December 15, 2017
With the 30th anniversary of Dorothy’s passing in December 2016, we’ve been reminded of of how quickly time flows past us and how the museum could not continue to keep Dorothy’s story alive without the continued support of our members. The museum is also coming upon a major milestone in its responsibility to Dorothy’s story: […]
December 1, 2017
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 […]
November 26, 2017
Have you ever visited Ely in the winter? We invite you to visit us this winter during the Ely Winter Festival February 1-11, 2018! We will be open to the public during the weekends of EWF 10am to 5pm with a free community event on Saturday, February 3. Whirlwind! is our annual winter wilderness activity […]
November 17, 2017
UPDATE: A hearty thank you to the donors who helped us reach 100% of our $1,500 fundraising goal on November 16, Give to the Max Day! We now are able to address the Point Cabin windows this spring! If you would like to help us raise funds to also address the Winter Cabin windows, you can […]
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.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? We have more than just root beer to offer!