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Staffing Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jess Edberg PHONE: (218) 365 4451 EMAIL: [email protected] 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 …

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Feeder Contest Results

The results are in! Congratulations to the following winners for our 3rd Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest! Each entry was sent an email with their prize certificates; students, yours were sent to your teacher. GRAND PRIZE – the most effective and visually appealing design overall The Chick-a-dees Team  Shelby Nelson & Jolie Reinhardt (Students) Northeast Range …

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So. Many. Items.

This year’s Annual Fundraising Dinner silent auction is going to be epic! We are so fortunate to have so many generous members, businesses and organizations that have contributed donation items or monetary gifts to support this event held on Friday, February 9 at the Grand Ely Lodge. We have a variety of gift cards covering …

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Now Hiring

Are you a student interested in a unique, challenging and fun summer internship? The museum is now taking applications for our internship program! Along with other visitor services staff, the Visitor Services Assistant [Intern] acts as the initial visitor contact to the public for admissions, tours and programs, are responsible for maintaining retail operations. Primary …

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Save your seat!

Celebrate Dorothy while you support the museum at our big fundraising event of the year. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the museum being open to the public and we can’t wait to take a walk down memory lane and see just how far the museum has grown! Per usual, enjoy a social hour and …

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Brew it yourself!

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 during the Ely Winter Festival! Dorothy sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors …

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Winter Events

Have you ever visited Ely in the winter? We invite you to visit us this winter during the Ely Winter Festival February 1-11, 2018! We will be open to the public during the weekends of EWF 10am to 5pm with a free community event on Saturday, February 3. Whirlwind! is our annual winter wilderness activity …

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2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

Dorothy Molter Museum Annual Meeting 2017 Board Meeting Agenda December 4, 2017, 6:30pm, Sir G’s Restaurant, Ely Minnesota CALL TO ORDER called to order by Gil Knight @ 8:00 PRESENT: Gil Knight, Bill Tefft, Alyssa Nelson, Lisa Robbins, Sarah Levar, Bill Latady, Jess Edberg, Pam Meskan, Sherry Abts ABSENT: Pam Brunfelt, Butch Diesslin, Barb Cary …

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Membership Updates in 2018

With the 30th anniversary of Dorothy’s passing in December 2016, we’ve been reminded of of how quickly time flows past us and how the museum could not continue to keep Dorothy’s story alive without the continued support of our members. The museum is also coming upon a major milestone in its responsibility to Dorothy’s story: …

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Who Was Dorothy?

Dorothy Molter was the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). After her passing in 1986, her homestead was dismantled in 1987 and transported by dogsled and snowmobile to Moose Lake, and then on to Ely where volunteers restored two of her cabins at the current site of the Dorothy Molter …

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