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October Hours

By |September 30th, 2018|Blog|

Fall Greetings! It's almost time to button up the cabins for the winter but we still have four more Saturdays available to visit the museum. We invite you to stop in on Saturdays in October from 10am to 5pm for a chat with staff or perhaps a short tour of the Winter Cabin with a [...]

Seasons Change

By |September 8th, 2018|Blog|

It's the time of year where the leaves start to give off the earthy scent of fall as they change color and fall to the ground frosting over in the cool, crisp nights and warming up to muffle the footsteps of forest travelers during the day. It also signals a change in hours at the [...]

Root Beer Flush

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog|

We received our August brew of root beer and are now fully stocked and ready to serve you an ice-cold Isle of Pines Root Beer! A sincere thank you for your patience. Stop in today or at any one of our retailers in Ely, the Duluth/North Shore, Twin Cities Metro, Brainerd Lakes or Grand Rapids [...]

Root Beer Delay

By |August 20th, 2018|Blog|

Due to an uncontrollable sequence of delayed shipments of our glass bottles to our brewer, our August brew and shipment of Isle of Pines Root Beer has been delayed to Wednesday, August 22 at the earliest. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our museum visitors, wholesale customers and distributors. We are limiting [...]

Night at the Museum

By |August 8th, 2018|Blog|

Join us for our last community event of the season! Enjoy a S'more around the campfire, taste a sample of Dorothy's Isle of Pines Root Beer, take a leisurely twilight walk on the nature trail, explore the Winter Cabin by candlelight or simply share your favorite story about Dorothy. Night at the Museum is Tuesday, [...]

Summer Newsletter

By |July 11th, 2018|Blog|

Did you know that we publish a print newsletter quarterly for our Museum Membership as a thank you for their support? The newsletter offers Members a more intimate view of the seasonal workings of the organization, advanced information on special events, seasonal discounts and invitations to our annual meeting of the Board of Directors. Download your [...]

Brew-it Yourself Programs

By |July 5th, 2018|Blog|

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake? Here is a chance to try with a little guidance from the Dorothy Molter Museum this summer! Dorothy sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year at [...]

New Exhibit Open!

By |June 28th, 2018|Blog|

What comes to mind when you think of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness? A map? A special lake? Perhaps a moose? What about a cross-cut saw? A typewriter? A parking meter? In a new exhibit detailing the decades-long, often controversial process of how the BWCAW came to be, the Museum is highlighting some not-so-often-seen collection [...]

Open for the Season

By |May 26th, 2018|Blog|

Here we are, ready for another wonderful opportunity to share Dorothy's story with others! This season, we celebrate our 25th anniversary at our little slice of heaven in the pines. To commemorate this milestone, we have a variety of events planned for our guests this year including: Dorothy Day: 25th Anniversary Celebration & Exhibit Opening [...]

Staffing Changes

By |February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jess Edberg PHONE: (218) 365 4451 EMAIL: jess@rootbeerlady.com New leadership at Dorothy Molter Museum Guy-Levar steps down, Edberg steps up and Bambas joins the team [Ely, MN] The Dorothy Molter Museum has named Jess Edberg as its new Executive Director, taking over for Sarah Guy-Levar who will be stepping down March [...]