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AmazonSmile on Us!

By |June 12th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

Dorothy’s Root Beer Run

By |June 11th, 2017|Blog|

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 guidance), prior to [...]

Canoe Raffle 2017

By |June 2nd, 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 [...]

Camp K starts soon!

By |June 1st, 2017|Blog|

Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN is set to kick-off on Tuesday, June 20 at 2pm! Tuesdays · 2-3:30pm June 20, 27 July 11, 18, 25 (we are closed July 4) August 1, 8, 15 Join our interpretive staff for an afternoon of outdoor learning and fun! Children ages 4-12 are invited to learn about live on Knife Lake [...]

Membership Updates in 2018

By |May 31st, 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: [...]

The Root Beer Lady MUSICAL!

By |May 31st, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

Who Was Dorothy?

By |May 29th, 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 [...]

Historic Women of MN

By |May 27th, 2017|Blog|

How many sites and/or museums have you visited that specifically focus on women in history? If you have visited the Dorothy Molter Museum, congrats! Although Dorothy Molter was a woman in history - specifically, Minnesota history and, more specifically, northeastern Minnesota history - it is not just about the fact that Dorothy was a woman. [...]

Summer Job Openings

By |April 10th, 2017|Blog|

The DMM is looking to hire several positions for this season. Work at the Dorothy Molter Museum calls for a "Jack or Jill of all trades" approach, which provides variety and diversity to every day. We welcome 5,000+ visitors annually from around the world - many of whom are unfamiliar with Dorothy's story. Our job [...]

Thank You for a Great WinterFest!

By |February 18th, 2017|Blog|

Thank you to the many individuals, businesses and organizations who made this year's museum Ely Winter Festival events a smashing success! Without the support of our local community and our larger, "Dorothy Community" we would not have been able to provide the winter-time events we do. Here is a snap-shot of how the Dorothy Molter [...]