Due to the pandemic, there is the possibility that programs listed below may change without notice.
Annual Museum Fundraising Event
Feb 10 · 8:45am · Details TBD
At this time, the Museum is planning to host its Annual Fundraising Diner at the Grand Ely Lodge.
The Museum will follow recommendations from the MDH and CDC regarding in-person gathering and make a decision by mid-January.
Regardless of the way we gather and connect, the Museum will hold an online fundraiser and program.
BW Experience: Dorothy’s by Dogsled
March 3-6 · Pre-registration Required
2 min/7 max participation
Must be 18+
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 Lake and camp on the east end of the lake, near Dorothy’s Isle of Pines.
Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip
June 21-25 · Pre-registration Required
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 -your outdoor adventure awaits!
Dorothy’s Root Beer Run: Children’s Marathon
Sept 24 · Pre-registration Required
$15/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.
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
- 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 protected]
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen