Scholarship Awarded

By |April 29th, 2019|Blog|

Ely Student Awarded Molter Museum Scholarship McKenzie Peterson Wilderness First Responders Scholarship Helps Local Student Pursue Nursing Degree The Dorothy Molter Museum announced that Ely Memorial High School graduating senior, Mackenzie Peterson, is this year’s recipient of its annual Wilderness First Responders' Scholarship, which is awarded to residents of northeastern Minnesota pursuing a [...]

We Need Your Help!

By |April 24th, 2019|Blog|

Our unique, local museum, dedicated to the memory of Dorothy Molter, needs upgrades and maintenance due to the unavoidable erosion of time and weather. Dorothy's story and this non-profit museum are an important part of Ely’s history as it not only tells Dorothy’s inspiring story using the buildings and artifacts from her actual home on [...]

Bird Feeder Design Contest Winner!

By |February 20th, 2019|Blog|

Congratulations to Nathan M. from Elgin, IL for winning the Grand Prize in our 4th Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest! His feeder (pictured right) was showcased at our Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, February 15 and is still being frequented by the many chickadees, pine siskins and red polls visiting Birds' Landing at Dorothy's. Runner-up [...]

Silent Auction Items

By |February 2nd, 2019|Blog|

We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends and neighbors both within and outside of the Ely Area. Museum staff, volunteers, friends, Members, vendors, customers and colleagues have shown amazing support for our little museum in the pines celebrating and sharing the life and legacy of Dorothy Molter. Thank you to Frandsen Bank & Trust of [...]

Registration Open!

By |January 3rd, 2019|Blog|

Registration for our Annual Fundraising Dinner is now available online!  You're invited to our Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, February 15. 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 the future. Join us for great food, fellowship and [...]


By |December 6th, 2018|Blog|

NO MATTER WHAT HOLIDAY YOU CELEBRATE, WE’D LIKE TO WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! Looking back on this past year, we have reached goals that would not be attainable without your support. Thank you! One highlight was welcoming over 6,100 visitors to the Museum this season [...]

Winter 2018 Newsletter

By |December 6th, 2018|Blog|

The Dorothy Molter Museum quarterly newsletter is a Membership benefit that is printed and mailed to Members in good standing at the time of print. If you would like to receive these newsletters when current, Membership levels start at the Student Level for just $10 a year! Winter 2018 Newsletter


By |November 15th, 2018|Blog|

UPDATE: You helped us raise over $3,000 to help fund the "Raise the Roof at Dorothy's" project! THANK YOU! It's a fantastic start to raising funds for our developing capital campaign for structural improvement at the Dorothy Molter Museum. What WAS Give to the Max? November 15 is the annual Give to the Max Day (GTMD) [...]

It was a great season!

By |October 27th, 2018|Blog|

Thank you so very much for a fantastic 2018 summer season at the Dorothy Molter Museum! We welcomed over 6,000 visitors this summer - a new record! Visitors helped us celebrate our 25th season in our red pine grove with an anniversary celebration in June, the new Cady Cabin exhibit Creating the Boundary Waters: 25 Objects, 25 [...]

A Slice and a brew

By |October 19th, 2018|Blog|

The Dorothy Molter Museum was invited to fill a last-minute vacancy in a beverage slot at the 3rd Annual Slice of the Twin Cities this Sunday, October 21 from 1:00-5:00pm and we invite you to attend this deliciously fun event! Enjoy a slice of Minnesota’s best pizzerias! Experience Minnesota Monthly’s family-friendly event taking place at [...]

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