Fundraising Dinner Time

It’s almost here! Our Annual Fundraising Dinner is this Friday, February 10 at the Grand Ely Lodge and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s theme is SLEDtalks (riffing off of the well-known TEDtalks series) with stories about the days of “riding up to Dorothy’s” via snomachine. We hope you will consider joining us for …

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2nd Annual Feeder Contest!

During Ely Winter Festival, the Dorothy Molter Museum will be hosting its 2nd Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest where all of the museum’s current feeders at Birds’ Landing (the museum’s community bird feeding/watching area) will come down and they will be replaced with entries to the contest! Dorothy made her own feeders and, with the …

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The End of an Era

Thirty years ago on December 18th, one of history’s great figures, Dorothy Molter, left this world. Perhaps Dorothy wasn’t considered a “great” figure to the majority of the world, or even a significant proportion of it, but her impact on the Ely Area, its residents and the thousands of annual visitors who she interacted with …

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Thank you for Giving to the Max!

Thank you to the generous individuals and families who helped us raise funds to support our exhibit in development! Give to the Max Day (GTMD) is an annual event hosted by the fundraising collaborative GiveMN.org, which focuses on supporting Minnesota’s many diverse non-profit organizations and schools that rely on charitable giving.  To build enthusiasm and help …

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Closed for the Season

Thank you all for a wonderful 2016 season! We had the privilege of meeting thousands of guests from all over the world and sharing the story of Dorothy Molter with them. Although we will not be offering regularly scheduled public hours, we are still available to host groups of 8 or more as staffing allows. …

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Fall Hours

The museum has officially changed to fall hours and will be open on Saturdays only in October. Hours remain at 10am-5pm with optional guided tours most days. Please check our Hours & Admission page for day-to-day details on activities and tour availability. If you are visiting us this fall with at least seven (7) other people, we’d …

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Visit our Off-site Exhibits

Did you know that the Dorothy Molter Museum has two satellite exhibits in Ely? Three Stars of the North is located at the Ely-Winton Historical Museum and a Dorothy Molter Kiosk is located at the USFS Kawishiwi Ranger Station – both here in Ely! The Ely-Winton Historical Society operates a small history museum located inside …

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Cocktails at the Cabins

Joins us for our annual fall event celebrating the beverage that helped make Dorothy famous: Root Beer! A variety of concoctions and sweet treats will be available to sample during this “after work” gathering. We will also have the ever-popular Minnesota Trivia  with fabulous prizes. Guests interested in partaking in cocktails must be 21 years …

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Summer Newsletter

The summer issue of our member newsletter was mailed in early August but we want everyone to see it so we are posting it here, just for you!  Would you like to receive the print version of this informative publication by the Dorothy Molter Museum and support our mission as well? Learn more!

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