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Fall Hours

It’s been a cool start to September with gorgeous colors emerging! We are so happy to be able to offer extended fall and early winter hours with our new online reservation system. We still require reservations so please be sure to book your visit in advance to ensure spaces for you or your group as …

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Harvest Days

Sept 10-15    With the cancellation of this year’s Annual Harvest Moon Festival, Business Harvest Days is a city-wide effort to provide sales, events and other activities for visitors and residents to enjoy during what is normally a very busy week in Ely. Operation Blueberry is sponsored by the Ely Chamber of Commerce, which will be …

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Visitor Info

Planning a visit or already booked? We invite you to review the following information so you are aware and understand Museum policies and guidelines, and enjoy your visit to the fullest. If you do not see your question answered below, please let us know so we can add it! Are reservations required? Yes. For tours …

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Blueberry Sale!

July 24 – 31    With the cancellation of this year’s Annual Blueberry Arts & Crafts Festival, Operation Blueberry is a city-wide effort to provide sales, events and other activities for visitors and residents to enjoy during what is usually the busiest week of the year. Operation Blueberry is sponsored by the Ely Chamber of …

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Visitor FAQs

This season will undoubtedly be an adjustment – for visitors and staff. We are hoping that by providing this information on what to expect during a visit to the Museum, we can continue to offer the safe, informative and inspirational experience that visitors have come to expect. If you do not see your question answered …

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Summer News

Can you believe it’s already July?!  [PDF Version] This season seems to be flying by. From the unknown of whether we’d be able to open, to the rush to prepare physically and mentally once we got word we could open, to the organized chaos of opening and implementing new protocols – we have finally hit …

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June C-19 Update

UPDATED 6/8  The Dorothy Molter Museum will be opening by reservation only on Monday, June 15. On June 5, the State of Minnesota provided guidance for “recreational indoor entertainment venues” via the Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan. We are basing all of our new operational plans on these recommendations. How do people register? We will be …

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Tour Virtually!

We have a virtual tour available! Whether you are preparing to visit the Museum (with our online curriculum), would like to have a private, audio tour or just can’t make it to the Museum in person, we now have a virtual tour available! The Dorothy Molter Museum’s tour can be accessed on a web browser or …

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May C-19 Update

UPDATED 5/20 As everyone is adapting to the ever-changing public health situation, the Dorothy Molter Museum is taking steps to prepare for what will be the strangest and most challenging season it’s ever had. As ominous as that sounds, what we’ve noticed already is that our supporters, friends and community members are taking  big steps to …

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April C-19 Update

We hope this finds you healthy, safe and practicing good physical distancing. Minnesota’s “Stay At Home” executive order has been extended to May 4 so we have pivoted in our operations to accommodate it. We continue to work remotely with Jess going into the Museum once per week to pick up mail, make bank deposits, …

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