Due to current Minnesota guidelines, public health concerns and unknown next steps, please understand that we are unable to offer our usual slate of free community events and programs for 2020. We will keep our Museum information as up to date as possible. Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate these uncharted waters.
We strongly recommend reviewing our Visitor Info page for information on what to expect.
For Museum tour information, please visit Hours & Admission
Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip
June 22-26 · Pre-registration Required
$775/person · 4 min/7 max participation
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!
Dorothy’s Root Beer Run
Sept 25 · 8:45am · Pre-registration Required
$15/child (scholarships available: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Finishers will receive the Ely Marathon 2021 medal, bottle of Dorothy Molter’s Isle of Pines Root Beer and finishers’ shirt. Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers.
Build strength, endurance and perseverance just like Dorothy!
Racers must complete 25 miles of running/jogging/fast walking PRIOR to race day and then, on race day, they will complete the final 1.2 miles of the course and finish with the marathon runners.
It’s possible to watch the kids start their race and then walk over to the finish line at Whiteside Park to see them finish!
Speaker Services & Programs
Need a speaker with an inspiring story for your next event? Want to offer a fun party activity? Presentations on the life of Dorothy Molter and/or root beer making events 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
- Corporate retreats
- Special events & birthdays
- Root beer float socials or parties using Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer
Speaker 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.
Root Beer Float or Root Beer Making Party fee: Per person fee based on type of program interest and audience type, call/email for a quote! 218 365 4451 email@example.com
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen