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AmazonSmile on Us!

By |March 15th, 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 [...]

Membership Updates in 2018

By |March 14th, 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: [...]

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 [...]

Bird Feeder Design Contest Winners

By |February 10th, 2017|Blog|

Congratulations to "The Chickadees," a team comprised of students from Northeast Range School in Babbitt, MN, for being the overall winners of the Grand Prize! Their feeder design catered to a variety of bird species through diverse food options, shelter and, of course, root beer themed design features. Grand Prize The Chickadees Most [...]

Who Was Dorothy?

By |February 7th, 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 |February 6th, 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. [...]

Fundraising Dinner Time

By |February 5th, 2017|Blog|

It's almost here! Our Annual Fundraising Dinner is this Friday, February 10 at the Grand Ely Lodge and we couldn't be more excited! This year's theme is SLEDtalks (riffing off of the well-known TEDtalks series) with stories about the days of "riding up to Dorothy's" via snomachine. We hope you will consider joining us for [...]

Remembering the Ride? Join ours!

By |January 25th, 2017|Blog|

Participants at the Memorial Ride, January 10, 1987 January 10, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the legendary Memorial Snowmobile Ride up to the Isle of Pines on Knife Lake. On that day, the US Forest Service (USFS) issued a pass for upwards of 1,000 mourners to travel by motorized transport into the heart [...]

2nd Annual Feeder Contest!

By |January 20th, 2017|Blog|

During Ely Winter Festival, the Dorothy Molter Museum will be hosting its 2nd Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest where all of the museum’s current feeders at Birds’ Landing (the museum’s community bird feeding/watching area) will come down and they will be replaced with entries to the contest! Dorothy made her own feeders and, with the [...]

The End of an Era

By |December 27th, 2016|Blog|

Thirty years ago on December 18th, one of history’s great figures, Dorothy Molter, left this world. Perhaps Dorothy wasn’t considered a “great” figure to the majority of the world, or even a significant proportion of it, but her impact on the Ely Area, its residents and the thousands of annual visitors who she interacted with [...]