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 [...]

It’s Coming! GTMD17

By |September 30th, 2017|Blog|

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on The generosity shown on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Please join us on November 16, 2017, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to inspire the next [...]

Fall Season, Fall Changes

By |September 29th, 2017|Blog|

The colors are starting to change, which means it's almost the end of our season. Our fall hours are now here and we are open to the public on Saturdays (10am-5pm) through October 28. Tours will be offered at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4pm with the exception of October 7. We will only be [...]

Harvest Moon Fun!

By |August 18th, 2017|Blog|

This year's Blueberry booth 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 [...]

Dorothy’s Root Beer Run

By |August 8th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

A Museum Conference?

By |August 8th, 2017|Blog|

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, [...]

Canoe Raffle 2017

By |August 7th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

Membership Updates in 2018

By |August 4th, 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 |August 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 [...]

AmazonSmile on Us!

By |July 31st, 2017|Blog|

Donate to DMM through 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 Amazon Wish List The Dorothy Molter Museum has created a [...]