Stay Well, Friends

By |March 26th, 2020|Blog|

We at the Dorothy Molter Museum have taken steps to preserve the health and safety of our staff during this unprecedented time. With a "Stay At Home" executive order announced for Minnesota until [at least] April 10, we have shifted to exclusively digital communication and working remotely. You can expect our first quarter "Winter" 2020 Newsletter [...]

Bird Feeder Contest

By |February 16th, 2020|Blog|

This year we shifted our Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest from a public event to a student event. Low submissions last year convinced us to reach out to schools in the Ely Area and invite students to participate. Museum staff visited Northeast Range School in Babbitt to talk about Dorothy Molter and her interest in [...]


By |February 11th, 2020|Blog|

THANK YOU FOR AN OUTSTANDING EVENT! It was a wonderful evening full of fun and FUNdraising, and we are so thankful for the generosity shown by those who attended, those who donated and those who sent well-wishes. We can't wait until next year! Save the Date - Thursday, February 11, 2021!   What should you [...]

Join us Feb 13!

By |January 4th, 2020|Blog|

Registration for our Annual Meeting & Fundraising Dinner is now available online!  You're invited to our Annual Meeting & Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, February 13 at the Grand Ely Lodge. It's a festive evening celebrating the legacy of Dorothy Molter and raising funds to ensure the physical structures honoring her will be cared for into [...]

Happy Holidays

By |December 21st, 2019|Blog|

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season. Christmas was Dorothy's favorite holiday of the year and often left decorations up all year long. She would usually take a long trip down to Chicago to celebrate the season with her family and, in her younger years, work at the hospital to keep current on [...]


By |November 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Every year, Museum staff spend time designing and curating products to offer to visitors in our Interpretive Center & Gift shop. Many of these items are unique to the Dorothy Molter Museum and not available at any other retail gift shop or online store. The selection or design process begins with whether or not the [...]

Thanks for a great 2019!

By |October 27th, 2019|Blog|

Thank you so very much for a fantastic 2019 summer season at the Dorothy Molter Museum! It was a busy spring with capital improvements to both the Winter and Point Cabins, a fast-moving summer with weekly root beer making classes and a stellar women's canoe trip, and a busy fall with some of the busiest [...]

Late-Summer 2019 Newsletter

By |October 11th, 2019|Blog|

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. If you would like to receive these newsletters when current, Membership levels start at the Student Level for just $10 a year! Join Now! Summer 2019 Newsletter     This [...]

Cocktails at the Cabin

By |August 6th, 2019|Blog|

Join us August 13th for a relaxing evening at our August open house "Cocktails at the Cabins'" where of-age visitors may enjoy one of two signature root beer-themed cocktails! The event is from 7-9pm with casual exploration of Dorothy's historic cabins, raffle prizes, special discounts on merchandise and one free cocktail for those 21 year [...]

Donuts at Dorothy’s

By |July 6th, 2019|Blog|

Join us on Sunday, July 14 for our annual July open house "Donuts at Dorothy's" where we have delicious doughnuts from the local Plum Bun Bakery and Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee available as well as a family sensory scavenger hunt and bird-themed craft station from 11am-2pm. Admission is free all day for this open house [...]

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