2024

MARCH

History in a Pint
Women’s History Month:
Dorothy Molter

Wednesday, March 6 · 7-8pm

FREE · Arrival by 6:30pm is recommended

Hosted by Lake County Historical Society at the Harbor Rail Pub in Two Harbors and presented by DMM director Jess Edberg


Join the Dorothy Molter Museum in celebrating Women’s History Month with the Lake Co Historical Society in Two Harbors!

Folks are encouraged to arrive to the Harbor Rail Pub by 6:30pm to grab a table and libations.

The Harbor Rail Pub offers food and drink, as well as a lodging rental upstairs.

History Happy Hour
St. Urho’s Day

Wednesday, March 13 · 5-5:30pm

FREE · Upstairs opens at 4:40pm (closes at 5:45pm but the downstairs stays open for food/drink)

Hosted at the Ely Boathouse Brewpub by our director, Jess Edberg to promote and inspire learning about history

Interested in local Ely history but also want to enjoy a tasty beverage? This program is for you!

HHH is an informal, casual drop-in program offering a snippet of local history in about the time it takes to drink a pint of ale (approx 30 min).

This monthly program is *usually* offered the third Wednesday of the month at the Boathouse Lookout Lounge. This program is free but ordering a beverage is strongly encouraged to support the venue in continuing this program.

JUNE

Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip

June 11-15, 2024 · TRIP FULL
Follow the link below to get on the wait list

$895/person

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!

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Dorothy Day Open House

Sunday · June 23 · FREE

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

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · June 27

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · June 11

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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 · June 18

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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 · June 25

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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.

AUGUST

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · August 1

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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 TBD · FREE

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

History You Can Taste:
Root Beer Class

Thursday · August 15

Fee & Registration Coming Soon!

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.

SEPTEMBER

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Museum Fundraiser
Root Beer & Beer Garden
Ely Marathon Weekend

3rd Weekend in Sept · 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

3rd Weekend in Sept · 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.

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

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

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