Now Hiring

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog|

The Museum is hiring for a NEW position: Wholesale Manager The Wholesale Manager is primarily responsible for the overall administration, distribution and reporting of Dorothy Molter’s Isle of Pines Root Beer beverage product. During the open season, the Wholesale Manager will also work a minimum of two days per week in the Interpretive Center admissions [...]

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 [...]

Winter Events

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

Membership Updates in 2018

By |December 15th, 2017|Blog|

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: [...]

Who Was Dorothy?

By |December 1st, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

The Root Beer Lady

By |November 30th, 2017|Blog|

Using root beer syrup (either from the Ely A&W, the grocery store or ordered in bulk through the Boy Scout Base), sugar and yeast, Dorothy took the clear, cold water from Knife Lake to home-brew her very own root beer. Her recipe was not a secret (and is available at the museum) but the end [...]

It’s Coming! GTMD17

By |November 17th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

Closed for the Season

By |October 28th, 2017|Blog|

Thank you all for a wonderful 2017 season! We had the privilege of sharing Dorothy's inspiring story with guests from all over the world. Although snow is on the ground and the cabins are buttoned up, we are still available to host groups of 8 or more as staffing allows. If you and your group [...]

Take Our Survey

By |October 6th, 2017|Blog|

The Dorothy Molter Museum planning process for the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is underway and you are invited to provide your input. Every five years, in consultation with stakeholders such as staff and board members, museum members, volunteers, visitors, wholesale customers, vendors, and others in our community, the museum develops a plan for our strategic direction; and defines the organization’s priorities and [...]