MAY

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OPEN FOR OUR 25th SEASON!

May 26, 2018
Open Daily 10am-5pm

JUNE

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Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN

TUESDAYS · June 19 & 26 · 2-3:30pm
$12 per child, per week · Ages 4 – 12 years old

Advanced registration recommended:
(218) 365 4451
info@rootbeerlady.com

Be like the Root Beer Lady and make your very own root beer at this 1.5-hour program at the Dorothy Molter Museum!
Dorothy was known for selling homemade root beer to thousands of visitors each year at her island home in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the early 1950s through 1986. Children are welcome to not only learn more about Dorothy and the story behind her root beer, but also take a guided tour through her original cabins AND make 32-oz of root beer to take home in a custom growler!  Parents need not attend with children but are welcome to stay.

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Dorothy Molter Experience:
Women’s Canoe Trip

June 19-23, 2018
$755 per Participant (2017 rates)
Details (trip details are the same each year)
THIS TRIP IS FULL
Email info@rootbeerlady.com to join the waiting
list for next year’s trip!

 

This fully outfitted and guided canoe trip will immerse you in the wilderness that was once home to Dorothy Molter, an independent thinker ahead of her time. During this all-women’s trip you will challenge yourself physically and enrich yourself mentally as you explore this pristine and wild country learning about the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters.

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Brew-it Yourself Class

Thursday · June 28 · 6-8:00pm
$15 per person · Min 4/Max 12

Advanced registration required:
(218) 365 4451
info@rootbeerlady.com

This class is appropriate for ages 8 and up;
youth under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

 

Learn how to make your own, homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake! Dorothy Molter sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year from the early 1950s through 1986.

Learn more about Dorothy Molter and the story behind her root beer business with a private, guided tour through her original cabins. Then, make 32oz of your own root beer in a growler to take home and enjoy!

Can’t make this class? We can schedule private classes for groups of 6-12!

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Dorothy Day
25th Anniversary Party &
NEW Exhibit Opening!

Sunday · June 24, 2018
Special activities 11am-2pm · Free all day
Special Exhibit Ribbon-cutting 1pm

 

Join us to celebrate the Museum’s 25th anniversary and honor the life of one of Ely’s most beloved and colorful characters with free admission, refreshments and family activities.
We are also celebrating the official opening of our new Cady Cabin exhibit Creating the Boundary Waters: 25 Objects, 25 Stories with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Please join us!

JULY

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Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN

TUESDAYS · July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 · 2-3:30pm
$12 per child, per week · Ages 4 – 12 years old

Advanced registration recommended:
(218) 365 4451
info@rootbeerlady.com

Be like the Root Beer Lady and make your very own root beer at this 1.5-hour program at the Dorothy Molter Museum!
Dorothy was known for selling homemade root beer to thousands of visitors each year at her island home in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the early 1950s through 1986. Children are welcome to not only learn more about Dorothy and the story behind her root beer, but also take a guided tour through her original cabins AND make 32-oz of root beer to take home in a custom growler!  Parents need not attend with children but are welcome to stay.

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CLOSED

Independence Day · July 4

 

Please enjoy the wonderful Fourth of July festivities that the City of Ely has planned, including the parade!

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Brew-it Yourself Class

Thursday · July 19 · 6-8:00pm
$15 per person · Min 4/Max 12

Advanced registration required:
(218) 365 4451
info@rootbeerlady.com

This class is appropriate for ages 8 and up;
youth under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

 

Learn how to make your own, homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake! Dorothy Molter sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year from the early 1950s through 1986.

Learn more about Dorothy Molter and the story behind her root beer business with a private, guided tour through her original cabins. Then, make 32oz of your own root beer in a growler to take home and enjoy!

Can’t make this class? We can schedule private classes for groups of 6-12!

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Donuts at Dorothys

Sunday · July 22, 2018
Special activities 11am-2pm · Free all day

 

Partake in coffee ‘an while you enjoy free admission and special activities during this community event.

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Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Booth

Friday – Sunday · July 27 – 29
Ely’s Whiteside Park

 

Join us at the booth as a volunteer or just stop by and visit for a spell!

Interested in donating your time for set-up, working the booth or take down? Email us!

AUGUST

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Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN

TUESDAYS · August 7 & 14 · 2-3:30pm
$12 per child, per week · Ages 4 – 12 years old

Advanced registration recommended:
(218) 365 4451
info@rootbeerlady.com

Be like the Root Beer Lady and make your very own root beer at this 1.5-hour program at the Dorothy Molter Museum!
Dorothy was known for selling homemade root beer to thousands of visitors each year at her island home in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the early 1950s through 1986. Children are welcome to not only learn more about Dorothy and the story behind her root beer, but also take a guided tour through her original cabins AND make 32-oz of root beer to take home in a custom growler!  Parents need not attend with children but are welcome to stay.

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Night at the Museum

Tuesday · August 14, 2018
7:00-9:00pm · Free

 

Take a step back in time and imagine visiting Dorothy on Knife Lake at dusk. Explore the museum via “candlelight,” take a twilight hike on the nature trail and make a S’more around a campfire.

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Brew-it Yourself Class

Thursday · August 16 · 6-8:00pm
$15 per person · Min 4/Max 12

Advanced registration required:
(218) 365 4451
info@rootbeerlady.com

This class is appropriate for ages 8 and up;
youth under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

 

Learn how to make your own, homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake! Dorothy Molter sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year from the early 1950s through 1986.

Learn more about Dorothy Molter and the story behind her root beer business with a private, guided tour through her original cabins. Then, make 32oz of your own root beer in a growler to take home and enjoy!

Can’t make this class? We can schedule private classes for groups of 6-12!

SEPTEMBER

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Dorothy’s Root Beer Run

Saturday · September 22 · 8:45am Start

Advanced registration required through
the Ely Marathon

Participating children run 25 miles prior to marathon day (at your own pace) then, on race day, they will run the remaining 1.2 miles and finish the marathon along with the Ely Marathon finishers!

The museum will award the classroom or homeschool group with the most finishing children a special Dorothy Molter presentation and root beer float party!

Additional details and information available soon. Interested in volunteering?

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Need a speaker with an inspiring story for your next event? Presentations on the life of Dorothy Molter are available year-round. Presentations can be formatted to fit the needs of your organization and audience, and include additional topics such as the Boundary Waters, Northwoods ecology, and wilderness living.

Dorothy’s story is perfect for all ages and can be told at:

  • Club meetings
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner events
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Corporate retreats
  • Special events
  • Root beer float socials using Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer

Program fee: $25 per hour presentation plus travel expenses (time to travel, cost of travel, lodging, meals, etc.); Discounts available for programs in the Ely Area.
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen