4th Annual Bird Feeder Design Contest

Entries accepted:
Thursday (2/7) & Friday (2/8) 10am-2pm
Saturday (2/9) through Thursday (2/14)
Winners announced:
Friday (2/15) at the Annual FUNdraising Dinner

Contest Rules and Information
Individual Entry Form / Team Entry Form



Channel your inner Dorothy Molter and get creative designing and building a bird feeder for this annual contest to celebrate Dorothy’s love of birds! Judging begins Feb. 7 and winners are announced at the Annual Fundraising Dinner Friday, Feb 15 (winners do not need to be present). This contest is for all ages and abilities.



Saturday · February 9 · 11am -2pm



Bundle up for our annual outdoor winter extravaganza! Enjoy hot cocoa and coffee as you visit interpretive and activity stations related to winter ecology and survival presented by Wilderness & Park Management students at Vermilion Community College then, warm up by the campfire! This event is FREE!


Brew-it Yourself Class (2)

Wednesday · February 13
and 6:30-8pm

$15/person aged 8+ · Pre-registration required
Limited seats available


Learn the story behind and how to make Dorothy’s homemade root beer then take home 32oz of delicious soda of your own making! This program is held at the Dorothy Molter Museum and includes an outdoor component – dress for the season! To register or ask questions call 218 365 4451 or email.

Dinner Buff Plaid circle

Annual Fundraising Dinner
Preserving the Legacy

Friday · February 15 · 5pm
$25/Members  $35/Non-members*

More event details



Celebrate Dorothy while you support the museum at our big FUNdraising event of the year. Cash bar during social hour, silent auction, delicious dinner and program. Don’t forget, it’s a plaid tie event!

Registration also available by calling 218 365 4451 or via email.

*Not a member? Would you like to receive a sweet discount AND the Member ticket price? Become a member when you register! By selecting to become a member during this event registration, you have access to a discounted fee for Individual ($25) and Family ($40) Member rates only available by registering online!


Winter Cabin

Opening Day!

May 25 · 10am-5pm


Jess and Sarah Knife Lake

Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip

June 18-22 · Pre-registration Required

$755/person · Min 4/Max 7


Check out this fantastic, women’s-only trip to Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and learn about the last (non-indigenous), permanent resident Dorothy Molter. Learn more about this trip!

Speaker Serviceslogonoshadow

Need a speaker with an inspiring story for your next event? Presentations on the life of Dorothy Molter are available year-round. Presentations can be formatted to fit the needs of your organization and audience, and include additional topics such as the Boundary Waters, Northwoods ecology, and wilderness living.

Dorothy’s story is perfect for all ages and can be told at:

  • Club meetings
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner events
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Corporate retreats
  • Special events
  • Root beer float socials using Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer

Program fee: $25 per hour presentation plus travel expenses (time to travel, cost of travel, lodging, meals, etc.); Discounts available for programs in the Ely Area.
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen