Give to the Max Day
November 15 – 24-hour Period
November 15 is the annual Give to the Max Day (GTMD) where we run a very short but focused fundraiser for the Museum. This event has the potential to garner over $10,000 in prize money!
This year, the Museum is focusing on the “Raise the Roof at Dorothy’s” campaign (part of a developing capital campaign) for reshingling and foundation leveling of both the Winter and Point Cabins. We’ve already raised $750! If you want to help AND maximize your dollar, GTMD is focused on Thursday, November 15 and the more donations $10+ we get on that day, the more times the Dorothy Molter Museum is entered to win $500-$10,000!
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
2-3:30pm 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.
Annual Fundraising Dinner
Friday · February 15 · 5pm
Register by calling 218 365 4451 or email
Online registration available after Dec 15
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. Stay tuned for more details – and don’t forget, it’s a plaid tie event!
May 25 · 10am-5pm
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!
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
- 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