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Summer Newsletter

By |July 11th, 2018|Blog|

Did you know that we publish a print newsletter quarterly for our Museum Membership as a thank you for their support? The newsletter offers Members a more intimate view of the seasonal workings of the organization, advanced information on special events, seasonal discounts and invitations to our annual meeting of the Board of Directors. Download your [...]

Brew-it Yourself Programs

By |July 5th, 2018|Blog|

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 this summer! Dorothy sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year at [...]

New Exhibit Open!

By |June 28th, 2018|Blog|

What comes to mind when you think of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness? A map? A special lake? Perhaps a moose? What about a cross-cut saw? A typewriter? A parking meter? In a new exhibit detailing the decades-long, often controversial process of how the BWCAW came to be, the Museum is highlighting some not-so-often-seen collection [...]

Open for the Season

By |May 26th, 2018|Blog|

Here we are, ready for another wonderful opportunity to share Dorothy's story with others! This season, we celebrate our 25th anniversary at our little slice of heaven in the pines. To commemorate this milestone, we have a variety of events planned for our guests this year including: Dorothy Day: 25th Anniversary Celebration & Exhibit Opening [...]

Staffing Changes

By |February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jess Edberg PHONE: (218) 365 4451 EMAIL: jess@rootbeerlady.com New leadership at Dorothy Molter Museum Guy-Levar steps down, Edberg steps up and Bambas joins the team [Ely, MN] The Dorothy Molter Museum has named Jess Edberg as its new Executive Director, taking over for Sarah Guy-Levar who will be stepping down March [...]

Feeder Contest Results

By |February 9th, 2018|Blog|

The results are in! Congratulations to the following winners for our 3rd Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest! Each entry was sent an email with their prize certificates; students, yours were sent to your teacher. GRAND PRIZE - the most effective and visually appealing design overall The Chick-a-dees Team  Shelby Nelson & Jolie Reinhardt (Students) Northeast Range [...]

So. Many. Items.

By |February 1st, 2018|Blog|

This year's Annual Fundraising Dinner silent auction is going to be epic! We are so fortunate to have so many generous members, businesses and organizations that have contributed donation items or monetary gifts to support this event held on Friday, February 9 at the Grand Ely Lodge. We have a variety of gift cards covering [...]

Now Hiring

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog|

Are you a student interested in a unique, challenging and fun summer internship? The museum is now taking applications for our internship program! Along with other visitor services staff, the Visitor Services Assistant [Intern] acts as the initial visitor contact to the public for admissions, tours and programs, are responsible for maintaining retail operations. Primary [...]

Save your seat!

By |January 7th, 2018|Blog|

Celebrate Dorothy while you support the museum at our big fundraising event of the year. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the museum being open to the public and we can’t wait to take a walk down memory lane and see just how far the museum has grown! Per usual, enjoy a social hour and [...]

Brew it yourself!

By |January 4th, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]