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Historic Women of MN

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. …

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Summer Job Openings

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 …

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Bird Feeder Design Contest Winners

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. [one_third spacing=”no” last=”no”] Grand Prize The Chickadees …

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Fundraising Dinner Time

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 …

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2nd Annual Feeder Contest!

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 …

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The End of an Era

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 …

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Thank you for Giving to the Max!

Thank you to the generous individuals and families who helped us raise funds to support our exhibit in development! Give to the Max Day (GTMD) is an annual event hosted by the fundraising collaborative, which focuses on supporting Minnesota’s many diverse non-profit organizations and schools that rely on charitable giving.  To build enthusiasm and help …

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Closed for the Season

Thank you all for a wonderful 2016 season! We had the privilege of meeting thousands of guests from all over the world and sharing the story of Dorothy Molter with them. Although we will not be offering regularly scheduled public hours, we are still available to host groups of 8 or more as staffing allows. …

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