Closed for the Season

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 …

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Take Our Survey

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 …

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Dorothy Molter Museum quarterly newsletter is a Membership benefit that is printed and mailed to Members in good standing at the time of print. If you would like to receive these newsletters when current, Membership levels start at the Student Level for $10 a year!


Harvest Moon Fun!

Once again the DMM will have a booth at the Harvest Moon Festival in Whiteside Park September 8-10. If you’ve never been to it, it is a smaller, less crowed and [usually] cooler festival with live music and a variety of activities in addition to the arts and craft vendors and non-profit organization booths. We …

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Dorothy’s Root Beer Run

CHEERING SQUAD NEEDED! Did you know that there is a full/half marathon in Ely every fall? Did you know that there is a KIDS’ MARATHON too?? This year, the Dorothy Molter Museum is proud to be sponsoring the Dorothy’s Root Beer Run Kid’s Marathon! Registered racers must complete 25 miles on their own (with parental …

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A Museum Conference?

YES! The Minnesota Association of Museums – of which Dorothy’s is a part of – is hosting its annual conference in Ely this September! The Minnesota Association of Museums strengthens Minnesota through service to its museum community by offering educational opportunities, fostering communication and collaboration, and promoting Minnesota’s museums as a public resource. At the annual conference, …

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Canoe Raffle 2017

Every year the museum holds a canoe raffle featuring a Minnesota-made Wenonah Canoe. This year’s raffle featured a Spirit II with the drawing held Saturday, October 28, 2017. Tickets will be sold until Oct 28 at 5pm or until all 1,010 tickets are sold. Wenonah Spirit II 17′ Long 42lbs $2,599 Retail Can’t make it to Ely …

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AmazonSmile on Us!

Donate to DMM through Amazon.com Amazon Smile Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Amazon Wish List The Dorothy Molter Museum has created a …

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The Root Beer Lady MUSICAL!

Attend the World Premiere of Root Beer Lady – the Musical at Washington Auditorium August 3-6! 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 …

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