Travel Mag Features DMM

TravelMag is an online travel resource for those interested in discovering off-the grid destinations from around the globe. Their mission is to “fuel your sense of adventure, inflame your imagination, and inspire you to daydream, while providing all the information you need to make that dream a reality” and the Dorothy Molter Museum was featured …

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Annual Fundraising Events

It’s that time of year! Celebrate over 30 years of Northwoods inspiration at one of our annual fundraising events. The Dorothy Molter Museum is thrilled to be offering its Annual Fundraising Dinner in-person at the Grand Ely Lodge on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. However, you don’t have to attend to have an opportunity to support …

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New Program Alert

History Happy Hour is on Tap! How about a tidbit of Ely Area history in about the time it takes to drink a pint of ale? History Happy Hour is a FREE monthly, local history presentation in about 30 minutes. The goal is to educate, inspire and entertain with a pint-sized historical tale in about …

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Planning a BW Trip

Never planned a BWCAW trip? This webinar is for you! The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and it’s right here in Minnesota! Have you ever wanted to plan a trip into the BWCAW, but not know where to start? Join Jess Edberg, executive director of …

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Give to the MAX!

Your $10 donation could become a $500 prize grant for us! Early giving has already started – help us raise funds to match a $2,500 grant for our Accessibility Project. This summer the Museum’s three interns researched and developed an Accessibility Proposal that would improve the Museum experience for all visitors with a special emphasis …

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Work at the Museum with us

The Dorothy Molter Museum offers seasonal employment from mid-May through early-September with opportunities for weekend work in the fall and intermittent work with private group appointments. Seasonal positions are either Visitor Services Representatives or Visitor Services Representative Interns, both have similar duties such as admission and retail sales, hourly guided programs (20minutes) and general customer …

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See you in February 2024!

Saturday, October 28 was our last day of the 2023 season for general admission Museum hours and we are incredibly grateful for our visitors who made time for Dorothy’s story or to support the Museum. We try to accommodate private appointments of 6+ groups during the “off” season as best we can – give us …

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RBL Musical

Root Beer Lady: The Musical debuts September 7, 2023 A fresh rendering of the musical’s first iterations, Root Beer Lady: the Musical returns with an updated script and fresh local faces at the Ely State Theater for a limited run September 7-10. This one-act musical written by Barb Cary Hall is based on her father …

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Anniversary Film Event

30th Anniversary Documentary Film Showing – Friday, August 18 at 7pm Join us for this FREE, special anniversary film event Friday, August 18 7pm at the Ely State Theater. However, reservations are required due to limited availability and seating is first come, first served with doors opening at 6pm – Reserve seats online The film …

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July Open House

Donuts at Dorothy’s Open House – Sunday, July 30 – 11am-2pm Stop by the Dorothy Molter Museum for its July open house celebrating 30 years of celebrating Dorothy’s legacy with coffee and doughnuts! It will be a wonderful opportunity to explore our brand NEW root beer exhibit in the Winter Cabin highlighting the history behind …

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