Dorothy’s Root Beer Run

By |August 8th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Root Beer Lady MUSICAL!

By |July 30th, 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 [...]

Enjoy the 4th!

By |June 30th, 2017|Blog|

Please note that the Dorothy Molter Museum will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Historically, our little museum has not been able to compete against the many community events happening in and around the Ely Area on the Fourth of July. Several years ago, the Museum decided to be closed [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]