We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends and neighbors both within and outside of the Ely Area. Museum staff, volunteers, Members, vendors, customers and colleagues have shown amazing support for our little museum in the pines celebrating and sharing the life and legacy of Dorothy Molter.

Thank you to Frandsen Bank & Trust of Ely, Countryside Gardens of Delano, Razor Edge Systems of Ely, Sundell Eye Associates of Virginia, Twin Metals of Ely, the Ely Veterinary Clinic of Ely, and two anonymous donors for monetary contributions to help offset the hard costs of hosting this event.

The items below will be available at the Friday, February 15 Annual Fundraising Dinner either in a silent auction (primarily) or pop-up raffles during the evening. You must be present, or have a proxy in attendance, to bid on these items. If you cannot make this event, we encourage you to help us thank the businesses, artists and organizations with your spending dollars or donations!

Most items will be in the silent auction but eight will be selected for bucket raffles – bring cash! These items are listed in no particular order.

Items are coming in up until the event and may not be posted for previewing before our dinner – it’s a wonderful problem to have!

Item 1: Certificate for a pair of Scout Moccasins
Retail: $170

Donor: Lifetime Business Member, Steger Mukluks, Ely MN

Item 2: Certificate for a pair of Klondike Mukluks
Retail: $300
Item: Naming Opportunity for Wild-born Peregrine Chick in Minnesota
Donor: Midwest Peregrine Society – Jackie Fallon, Duluth MN

Retail: Not available for Sale!
Item: Red Bowl
Donor: Blue Earth Pottery – Linda Trapkus, Ely MN

Retail $50
Item: Handmade Buffalo Plaid Fleece Throw (2)
Donor: Museum Staff, Lisa Robbins, Ely MN

Retail $40 each
Item: Handmade Birchbark basket and Ornament set
Donor: Museum Vendor, Meristem Forestry – John Zasada, Grand Rapids MN

Retail $140
Item: Set of 5 Handmade Birchbark Ornaments
Donor: Museum Vendor, Meristem Forestry – John Zasada, Grand Rapids MN

Retail $70
Item: $50 Gift Card & Tattersall Cranberry Liqueur
Donor: Insula Restaurant, Ely MN

Retail $75
Items 1-3: One-Year Subscription to the Ely Echo and Photo Print Coupons

Donor: The Ely Echo, Ely MN

Retail $50 each
Item: Sweet Goodie Basket

Donor: Museum Customer, Ely’s Old-fashioned Candy, Ely MN

Retail $25
Item: WELY Gene Hicks Coffee, two WELY coffee mugs, stickers and buttons

Donor: WELY End of the Road Radio, Ely MN

Retail $30
Item: Wireless Weather Station

Donor: Museum Member, Pam Meskan (Board Member) & Betty Eckhoff, Pine City MN

Retail $50
Item: Oneida Stainless Steel Oval Roaster

Donor: Museum Member, Pam Meskan (Board Member) & Betty Eckhoff, Pine City MN

Retail $60
Item: Betty Crocker Buffet Warming Plate

Donor: Museum Member, Pam Meskan (Board Member) & Betty Eckhoff, Pine City MN

Retail $60
Item: Travel cooler and $100 Gift Card

Donor: Museum Customer, Zup’s Food Market, Ely MN

Retail $108
Item: Herbal Facial Kit

Donor: Tranquility Wellness Center, Ely MN

Retail $32
Item 1: Party Platter Certificate
Retail $39

Donor: Subway of Ely, Ely MN

Additional items: 6″ Sub Certificates (6)
Retail $6 each (approximate)
Item: Growler with coupon for fill (2)

Donor: Museum Customer, Boathouse Brewpub & Restaurant, Ely MN

Retail $25 each
Item 1: Gift card for a Hygge Pullover (pictured pullover only a sample)

Donor: Wintergreen Northern Wear, Ely MN

Retail $169
Item 1: Bending Branches BB Special 48″ paddle (length exchange available)

Donor: Museum Customer, Piragis Northwoods Company, Ely MN

Retail $75
Item 1: 2 Year subscription to the Boundary Waters Journal, a BWJ Map, Fish Ruler and Calendar

Donor: Boundary Waters Journal, Ely MN

Retail $75
Item 1: $25 Gift Card
Item 2: $25 Gift Card

Donor: Museum Customer, Gator’s Grilled Cheese Emporium, Ely MN

Retail $25 each
Item 1: Crate of vintage glass bottles from Ely Bottling Works, bottles all say Ely Minnesota!

Donor: Museum Customer, Mealey’s Gift & Sauna, Ely MN

Retail $100
Item 1: Gray knit pom hat with buffalo plaid MN shape

Retail 1 $20 (also for sale at the Museum)

Donor: Museum Vendor, Taylor & Coultas, Illinois

Item 2: Vintage traditional elongated bear paw wood snowshoes with tie-on bindings (made in Canada)

Retail 2 $150 ($260 brand new)

Donor: Museum Member, Belinda Brunfelt, Britt MN

Item: Hand-carved purple finch atop a piece of Isle of Pines, Cady Cabin Island driftwood and brass leaf

Donor: Dorothy’s Great-nephew, Dan Galante, North Carolina

Retail $600

Will be raffled off in special a $10/ticket raffle during the dinner program

Item: $40 Gift Certificate for Tamarack Restaurant at Fortune Bay Resort & Casino

Donor: Business Member, Fortune Bay Resort & Casino, Tower MN

Retail $40
Item: Bending Branches Java 54″ Canoe Paddle

Donor: Business Member & Canoe Trip Partner, Ely Outfitting Co & BW Guide Service, Ely MN

Retail $150

EOC/BWGS is our partner for our annual Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip!

Item: Delmonico Steak Dinner for Two

Donor: Museum Customer, Ely Steak House, Ely MN

Retail $45
Item: Castle Danger Brewery Growler, fill card, two pint glasses & two stickers

Donor: Castle Danger Brewery, Two Harbors MN

Retail $50
Item: One-year subscription to the Timberjay
Newspaper (Ely, Tower-Soudan or Cook/Orr)

Donor: Timberjay Newspaper

Retail $37
Item: Root Beer Barrel Gift Basket

Donor: POTLUCK Vintage & Modern Kitchenware, Ely MN

Retail $125
Item: Crock Pot Slow Cooker 6L

Donor: Merhar’s Ace Hardware, Ely MN

Retail $25
Item: Family pack of passes to Great Lakes Aquarium

Donor: Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth MN

Retail $65
Item 1: Membership (annual)
Item 2: Membership (annual)

Donor: Ely-Winton Historical Society, Ely MN

Retail $10-20 each
Item 1: Handmade Necklace & Bracelet Set (blue/green)
Retail 1 $35

Item 2: Handmade Necklace & Bracelet Set (mauve)
Retail 2 $35

Donor: Museum Staff/Member & local Jewelry maker, Kay Vandervort, Ely MN

Item 3: Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet
Retail 3 $40
Item: Quick-guide set

Donor: Museum Vendor, AdventureKEEN Publishing

Retail $28
Item 1: Signed/framed Bob Cary print Canada Jay
Item 2: Signed/framed Bob Cary print Lone Wolf

Donor: Museum Members, Barb (Board Member) and Steve Hall

Retail $75 each
Item: Solitude Package

Donor: Business Member, Ely Pebble Spa Company, Ely MN

Retail $85
Item 1: Aurora Basket featuring bear paw earring/necklace set, sled dog/moose candle holder w/votive, 5×7 metal print and 5×7 matted print
Retail 1 $165

Donor: Business Member, Root River Photography’s Heidi Pinkerton, Babbitt MN

Item 2: Aurora Basket featuring loon earring/necklace set, candle holder w/votive, 5×7 metal print and 5×7 matted print
Retail 2 $160
Item: Original watercolor (matted 40″x21″)
Gray Jay on a Sunny Day 

Donor: Former Museum Director (and current Member), Sarah Guy-Levar, Ely MN

Retail $250
Item: Propel SpyderXL Drone

Donor: Museum Member, Shelby Meskan

Retail $100
Item 1: Blizzard of the Month Punch Card
Item 2: Orange Julius or Smoothie Monthly Punch Card

Donor: Ely DQ Grill & Chill, Ely MN

Retail 1 $38
Retail 2 $33
Item: Gift Basket with two travel mugs, Farkel game, two shirts and 1lb of coffee

Donor: Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company, Ely MN

Retail $100
Item: Gene Hicks Coffee Pack

Donor: Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee, Ely MN

Retail $44
Item: Gift Basket with plush wolf, knit hat, raglan logo shirt, cross-body bag and admission passes

Donor: Museum customer, International Wolf Center, Ely MN

Retail $90
Item: Hand-carved River Birch Wood Bowl

Donor:  Berglund Skalar Hand-carved Bowls, Erv Berglund, Fridley MN

Retail $175
Item: $100 Sticker Mule Gift Card (we order from them and it is great stuff!)

Donor:  Museum Vendor, Sticker Mule, U.S. & Worldwide

Retail $100
Item: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Guide Book Set

Donor:  Museum Member, Belinda Brunfelt, Britt MN 

Retail $36
Item: Keeping it Regular Set

Donor:  Museum Member, Crapola!, Ely MN 

Retail $45

Items being added almost daily – check back often!