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Cheers to a New Year!

We are optimistically looking forward to the possibilities that 2021 is on track to make available to the Museum. We are also optimistic about what this next year holds for you, too. Dorothy seemed to be a bit of a realist when it came to the future, once stating that “You just take life one …

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Closed for 2020

Thank you for a wonderful year, despite its challenges. Due to a newly issued executive order to stifle the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, all museums will be closed for four weeks. Due to our limited staffing and other seasonal challenges to operating for the public, we are going to close the cabins for …

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Fall News

Fall 2020 Digital Newsletter The Dorothy Molter Museum quarterly newsletter is a Membership benefit that is usually printed and mailed to Members in good standing at the time of print. Due to the pandemic, the Museum had to significantly reduce its expense budget and are not able to print/mail our quarterly Membership newsletter. We hope …

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Tours by Request

Due to the early on-set of winter temps (even for Ely!) we have been forced to close the Museum to regularly scheduled tour appointments. We can still host visits if you are comfortable with cold cabins, walking on uneven pathways and no restroom on-site and we will honor all reservations already on the calendar. For those interested …

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Visitor Info – Fall/Winter

Planning a visit or already booked? We invite you to review the following information so you are aware and understand Museum policies and guidelines, and enjoy your visit to the fullest. The cold weather is upon us so please dress for the outside conditions. Historic cabins are not heated and doors stay open to allow …

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Fall Hours

It’s been a cool start to September with gorgeous colors emerging! We are so happy to be able to offer extended fall and early winter hours with our new online reservation system. We still require reservations so please be sure to book your visit in advance to ensure spaces for you or your group as …

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Harvest Days

Sept 10-15    With the cancellation of this year’s Annual Harvest Moon Festival, Business Harvest Days is a city-wide effort to provide sales, events and other activities for visitors and residents to enjoy during what is normally a very busy week in Ely. Operation Blueberry is sponsored by the Ely Chamber of Commerce, which will be …

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Visitor Info

Planning a visit or already booked? We invite you to review the following information so you are aware and understand Museum policies and guidelines, and enjoy your visit to the fullest. If you do not see your question answered below, please let us know so we can add it! Are reservations required? Yes. For tours …

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Blueberry Sale!

July 24 – 31    With the cancellation of this year’s Annual Blueberry Arts & Crafts Festival, Operation Blueberry is a city-wide effort to provide sales, events and other activities for visitors and residents to enjoy during what is usually the busiest week of the year. Operation Blueberry is sponsored by the Ely Chamber of …

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Visitor FAQs

This season will undoubtedly be an adjustment – for visitors and staff. We are hoping that by providing this information on what to expect during a visit to the Museum, we can continue to offer the safe, informative and inspirational experience that visitors have come to expect. If you do not see your question answered …

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