The Dorothy Molter Museum has an extensive collection of Dorothy Molter’s personal objects and memorabilia, photos, archives, and three historic log cabins, as well as a smaller collection of photos and archives related to the museum’s history.

Currently, the museum has limited resources in providing public access to the objects, photos and archives in the museum’s collection. However, through grant funding and volunteer help, we have made great strides. Our long-range goal is to have collection details available to the public via this site and limited public access to physical items. Until that time, please contact us directly for information. 

Dorothy’s Original Guest Journals

The museum has a nearly complete collection of Dorothy’s guest journals from 1955-1986. Unfortunately, the fragile condition of these precious items do not allow us to offer them on public display. However, we do have color copies of these journals, organized chronologically, available to view in our Interpretive Center.

Dorothy Molter Oral History Project

Financed with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society, the museum is proud to make available the transcripts of interviews of ten friends of Dorothy’s recorded in 2015. The Dorothy Molter Oral History Project has been many years in the making and now it is available to the public.

Digital Photos

A small selection of approximately 100 of our photo collection will soon be available online through the Minnesota Digital Library’s Minnesota Digital Library project developed by the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Minnesota Digital Library is collaborating with the Digital Public Library of America to increase online access to the collections held by cultural organizations across the state. By working together on this national initiative, they offer users access to millions of items—photographs, maps, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums across Minnesota and the United States.

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