Spring 2022 News

2020-2021 Recap Newsletter – printed/mailed March 2022 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. Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 newsletters were only digitally available to conserve funds. This is the first print newsletter since fall …

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2022 FUNdraising Events

Join us in a variety of ways during the Ely Winter Festival for our annual fundraising events. VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES Online Silent Auction – Feb 3-10An online silent auction will start February 3 at 12:15am in an effort to raise funds for the Dorothy Molter Museum. This annual fundraiser helps carry the organization through the winter …

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Thanks for a Great 2021

The Museum is now closed for the 2021 Season. Thank you to our visitors, staff and volunteers for making 2021 one of our best seasons yet! We are looking forward to a winter full of fundraising activities, planning and preparing for 2022. Private tour appointments may be requested by calling or emailing. Availability is based …

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Dogsled to Dorothy’s

Join the Museum and Hauling Dogs, LLC for a winter, wilderness adventure! This trip is a GO as of Jan 13, 2022 Travel by dogsled from Moose Lake Landing up to Knife Lake and camp on the east end of the lake, near Dorothy’s Isle of Pines. This program is 95 percent outdoors with moderately …

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Join Us! Firewise Demo

The Museum will be hosting a Firewise Demo Thursday, August 19 at 6pm. Have the recent wildfires made you think about the readiness of your property in the face of wildfire? Attend this free event hosted by the Dorothy Molter Museum and presented by Gloria Erickson and featuring local Firewise experts to learn about the …

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Blueberry Fest Weekend

Join us this weekend at the Museum! Although we won’t have a booth at Whiteside Park this weekend (July 23-25) we have several opportunities for Dorothy Molter Museum fun as we participate in Operation Blueberry! At the park, you’ll find our root beer at the Ely Kiwanis blueberry pie sale at the Pavilion. We encourage …

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Opening Day!

Saturday, May 29 is our 2021 opening day! Join us 10am-5pm daily for optional, outdoor introductory tours at the top of every hour (or download our virtual tour for a self-guided visit). Order your tickets online before you visit by clicking the “Get Admission” button in the lower left of this page. You may also …

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Celebrating Nurses!

Today kicks off National Nurses Week in the U.S. – on Dorothy’s birthday! National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th, Dorothy’s birthday and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, although we are skeptical the individuals that decided May 6 is the day it should begin were aware of who Dorothy Molter was. …

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RBL the Play!

Update: Join us tonight for a live, virtual ‘Afterthoughts’ event through the History Theatre via Zoom with playwright Kim Schultz, the artistic team and Jess Edberg to discuss last week’s premiere of a virtual reading of Kim’s one-person play “The Root Beer Lady” We are proud to announce History Theatre at Home’s presentation of “The Root Beer …

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We’re Hiring

We are optimistically planning for the summer season and are looking for at least one person to join our team! Although small, the Museum is a dynamic work environment with variety every day on the job. The bulk of duties are geared toward welcoming visitors when they check-in for tours, providing outdoor guided programs and …

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