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JUNE

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Dorothy Day Open House

Sunday · June 23 · FREE

Special Guest: Ben Pawlak of Rusty Nail Woodwork will show how he makes bowls out of whole logs!

It’s our June open house! Join us in a day of family-friendly learning opportunities in celebration of Dorothy Molter’s legacy.

See what’s new this season at the Museum!

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · June 27 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

JULY

Snowman wearing sunglasses and holding a sign that reads "Merry Christmas" on a scene of green grass and blue sky

Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN:
Christmas in July

Tuesday · July 2
$12 Member/$15 Nonmember
10-11:30am Children 4-6 years
2-3:30pm Children 7-12 years

Pre-registration required to ensure adequate supplies

Calling all campers!

Camp K is back with “Christmas in July” – a new theme and new activities focusing on Dorothy’s love of Christmas. Children registered for this 1.5 hour program can expect to be outdoors, take a guided tour of the cabins, take a nature walk and decorate their own ornament to take home.
Additional activities may be included depending on available time.

Snowman wearing sunglasses and holding a sign that reads "Merry Christmas" on a scene of green grass and blue sky

Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN:
Christmas in July

Tuesday · July 9
$12 Member/$15 Nonmember
10-11:30am Children 4-6 years
2-3:30pm Children 7-12 years

Pre-registration required to ensure adequate supplies

Calling all campers!

Camp K is back with “Christmas in July” – a new theme and new activities focusing on Dorothy’s love of Christmas. Children registered for this 1.5 hour program can expect to be outdoors, take a guided tour of the cabins, take a nature walk and decorate their own ornament to take home.
Additional activities may be included depending on available time.

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · July 11 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

Snowman wearing sunglasses and holding a sign that reads "Merry Christmas" on a scene of green grass and blue sky

Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN:
Christmas in July

Tuesday · July 16
$12 Member/$15 Nonmember
10-11:30am Children 4-6 years
2-3:30pm Children 7-12 years

Pre-registration required to ensure adequate supplies

Calling all campers!

Camp K is back with “Christmas in July” – a new theme and new activities focusing on Dorothy’s love of Christmas. Children registered for this 1.5 hour program can expect to be outdoors, take a guided tour of the cabins, take a nature walk and decorate their own ornament to take home.
Additional activities may be included depending on available time.

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · July 18 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

Snowman wearing sunglasses and holding a sign that reads "Merry Christmas" on a scene of green grass and blue sky

Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN:
Christmas in July

Tuesday · July 23
$12 Member/$15 Nonmember
10-11:30am Children 4-6 years
2-3:30pm Children 7-12 years

Pre-registration required to ensure adequate supplies

Calling all campers!

Camp K is back with “Christmas in July” – a new theme and new activities focusing on Dorothy’s love of Christmas. Children registered for this 1.5 hour program can expect to be outdoors, take a guided tour of the cabins, take a nature walk and decorate their own ornament to take home.
Additional activities may be included depending on available time.

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · July 25 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

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Donuts at Dorothy’s Open House

Sunday · June 28 · FREE

It’s our July open house! Stop by after hitting the Blueberry Arts Festival and enjoy some coffee ‘an featuring sweet treats from Brainstorm Bakery.

Snowman wearing sunglasses and holding a sign that reads "Merry Christmas" on a scene of green grass and blue sky

Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN:
Christmas in July

Tuesday · July 30
$12 Member/$15 Nonmember
10-11:30am Children 4-6 years
2-3:30pm Children 7-12 years

Pre-registration required to ensure adequate supplies

Calling all campers!

Camp K is back with “Christmas in July” – a new theme and new activities focusing on Dorothy’s love of Christmas. Children registered for this 1.5 hour program can expect to be outdoors, take a guided tour of the cabins, take a nature walk and decorate their own ornament to take home.
Additional activities may be included depending on available time.

AUGUST

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · August 1 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · August 8 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · August 15 · $34/person

Pre-registration required

Learn about the origins of root beer, a bit of history – including about our own Root Beer Lady – and make your own jug of root beer to take home!

In partnership with the Ely Folk School.

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Supporter Appreciation Open House

Sunday · August 18 · FREE

It’s our August open house! We are celebrating the support of visitors like you with a free open house.

SEPTEMBER

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Museum Fundraiser
Root Beer & Beer Garden
Ely Marathon Weekend

Sept 20-21 · Friday & Saturday

All proceeds go toward the Dorothy Molter Museum

Help the Museum raise funds with a frosty beverage of your choice during the Friday night 5K race and Saturday marathon events!

Located right off the race finish line, ice-cold Dorothy’s along with several tap beers and adult seltzers will be on hand to quench the thirst of those racing and cheering.

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Dorothy’s Root Beer Run: Children’s Marathon

Saturday, Sept 21 · Pre-registration Required

$20/child (scholarships available)

A race for kids! Children must run 25 miles PRIOR to race day where they finish the last 1.2 miles on the Ely Marathon/Half Marathon race route.

Finishers receive a race medal, bottle of Dorothy’s root beer with additional prizes for top racers.

2025

BW Experience: Dogsled to Dorothy’s

Dates TBD 2025 · Pre-registration required · Available to those 18yo+
$1,625/Member (2024 pricing)
$1,850/Non-member (2024 pricing)

Join the Dorothy Molter Museum and Hauling Dogs, LLC on this unique adventure “up to Dorothy’s” in the winter by dogsled!

Travel from Moose Lake Landing up to Knife where you’ll camp for two nights, visit Dorothy’s Isle of Pines, and spend time trout fishing. Your outdoor adventure awaits!

2025 dates will be posted once established.
Available seats: 2

JUNE

Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip

2025 Dates TBD · Mid-June
Follow the link below to get on the wait list

$895/person (pricing may change for 2025)

4 min/7 max participation
Must be 18+

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.

Fully outfitted and guided through Ely Outfitting Company – your outdoor adventure awaits!

Speaker Services & Programs

Need a speaker with an inspiring story for your next event? Want to offer a fun party activity? Presentations (virtual and in-person) 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
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • 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  info@rootbeerlady.com
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen or presentation monitor

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