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Tour Virtually!

We have a virtual tour available! Whether you are preparing to visit the Museum (with our online curriculum), would like to have a private, audio tour or just can’t make it to the Museum in person, we now have a virtual tour available! The Dorothy Molter Museum’s tour can be accessed on a web browser or …

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May C-19 Update

UPDATED 5/20 As everyone is adapting to the ever-changing public health situation, the Dorothy Molter Museum is taking steps to prepare for what will be the strangest and most challenging season it’s ever had. As ominous as that sounds, what we’ve noticed already is that our supporters, friends and community members are taking  big steps to …

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April C-19 Update

We hope this finds you healthy, safe and practicing good physical distancing. Minnesota’s “Stay At Home” executive order has been extended to May 4 so we have pivoted in our operations to accommodate it. We continue to work remotely with Jess going into the Museum once per week to pick up mail, make bank deposits, …

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Winter Digital Newsletter

The Dorothy Molter Museum quarterly newsletter is a Membership benefit that is usually printed and mailed to Members in good standing at the time of print. Due to the current public health concerns regarding Covid-19, the State of Minnesota is on a “Stay at Home” Executive Order to help limit the spread of this virus. …

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Stay Well, Friends

We at the Dorothy Molter Museum have taken steps to preserve the health and safety of our staff during this unprecedented time. With a “Stay At Home” executive order announced for Minnesota until [at least] April 10, we have shifted to exclusively digital communication and working remotely. You can expect our first quarter “Winter” 2020 Newsletter …

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Bird Feeder Contest

This year we shifted our Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest from a public event to a student event. Low submissions last year convinced us to reach out to schools in the Ely Area and invite students to participate. Museum staff visited Northeast Range School in Babbitt to talk about Dorothy Molter and her interest in …

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THANK YOU FOR AN OUTSTANDING EVENT! It was a wonderful evening full of fun and FUNdraising, and we are so thankful for the generosity shown by those who attended, those who donated and those who sent well-wishes. We can’t wait until next year! Save the Date – Thursday, February 11, 2021! What should you expect …

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Join us Feb 13!

Registration for our Annual Meeting & Fundraising Dinner is now available online!  You’re invited to our Annual Meeting & Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, February 13 at the Grand Ely Lodge. It’s a festive evening celebrating the legacy of Dorothy Molter and raising funds to ensure the physical structures honoring her will be cared for into …

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Happy Holidays

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season. Christmas was Dorothy’s favorite holiday of the year and often left decorations up all year long. She would usually take a long trip down to Chicago to celebrate the season with her family and, in her younger years, work at the hospital to keep current on …

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Every year, Museum staff spend time designing and curating products to offer to visitors in our Interpretive Center & Gift shop. Many of these items are unique to the Dorothy Molter Museum and not available at any other retail gift shop or online store. The selection or design process begins with whether or not the …

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