October 19, 2016
Give to the Max Day 2016 is coming soon! Give to the Max Day (GTMD) is an annual event hosted by the fundraising collaborative GiveMN.org, which focuses on supporting Minnesota’s many diverse non-profit organizations and schools that rely on charitable giving. To build enthusiasm and help focus excitement, GiveMn.org hosts GTMD every November and this year it […]
October 18, 2016
Barb Cary Hall, daughter of Bob Cary and long-time museum board member, has penned an original musical production based on the famous Bob Cary book The Root Beer Lady. Many people’s first introduction to the story of Dorothy Molter was through Bob Cary’s book and very soon, Dorothy’s story may reach a new audience through […]
October 17, 2016
The museum has officially changed to fall hours and will be open on Saturdays only in October. Hours remain at 10am-5pm with optional guided tours most days. Please check our Hours & Admission page for day-to-day details on activities and tour availability. If you are visiting us this fall with at least seven (7) other people, we’d […]
October 16, 2016
How many sites and/or museums have you visited that specifically focus on women in history? If you have visited the Dorothy Molter Museum, congrats! Although Dorothy Molter was a woman in history – specifically, Minnesota history and, more specifically, northeastern Minnesota history – it is not just about the fact that Dorothy was a woman. […]
October 15, 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 […]
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!