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The Root Beer Lady

Using root beer syrup (either from the Ely A&W, the grocery store or ordered in bulk through the Boy Scout Base), sugar and yeast, Dorothy took the clear, cold water from Knife Lake to home-brew her very own root beer. Her recipe was not a secret (and is available at the museum) but the end …

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It’s Coming! GTMD17

UPDATE: A hearty thank you to the donors who helped us reach 100% of our $1,500 fundraising goal on November 16, Give to the Max Day! We now are able to address the Point Cabin windows this spring! If you would like to help us raise funds to also address the Winter Cabin windows, you can …

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

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 $10 a year!

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Closed for the Season

Thank you all for a wonderful 2017 season! We had the privilege of sharing Dorothy’s inspiring story with guests from all over the world. Although snow is on the ground and the cabins are buttoned up, we are still available to host groups of 8 or more as staffing allows. If you and your group …

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Take Our Survey

The Dorothy Molter Museum planning process for the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is underway and you are invited to provide your input. Every five years, in consultation with stakeholders such as staff and board members, museum members, volunteers, visitors, wholesale customers, vendors, and others in our community, the museum develops a plan for our strategic direction; and defines the organization’s priorities and …

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

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 $10 a year!

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Harvest Moon Fun!

Once again the DMM will have a booth at the Harvest Moon Festival in Whiteside Park September 8-10. If you’ve never been to it, it is a smaller, less crowed and [usually] cooler festival with live music and a variety of activities in addition to the arts and craft vendors and non-profit organization booths. We …

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Dorothy’s Root Beer Run

CHEERING SQUAD NEEDED! Did you know that there is a full/half marathon in Ely every fall? Did you know that there is a KIDS’ MARATHON too?? This year, the Dorothy Molter Museum is proud to be sponsoring the Dorothy’s Root Beer Run Kid’s Marathon! Registered racers must complete 25 miles on their own (with parental …

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A Museum Conference?

YES! The Minnesota Association of Museums – of which Dorothy’s is a part of – is hosting its annual conference in Ely this September! The Minnesota Association of Museums strengthens Minnesota through service to its museum community by offering educational opportunities, fostering communication and collaboration, and promoting Minnesota’s museums as a public resource. At the annual conference, …

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