Winter Events

By |November 26th, 2017|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 [...]

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 [...]

The Root Beer Lady

By |November 14th, 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 [...]

Membership Updates in 2018

By |November 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: [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]