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Harvest Moon Festival

Stop in and see us in Whiteside Park during the Harvest Moon Festival!   We’ll have a variety of KWITCHURBELIAKIN  merchandise, T-shirts, sale items and ROOT BEER, of course!

Sept. 5, 6, and 7-

Stop by for a $1 dollar off a tour coupon to use at the museum.

More information about the festival can be found at Ely.org

National Nurses Week is May 6 – May 12th, 2014

On Tuesday, May 6th, museum Curator Mary Parks delivered flowers to Ely nurse Dawn Anderson in memory of Dorothy Molter and in honor of nurses everywhere.

On Tuesday, May 6th, museum Curator Mary Parks delivered flowers to Ely nurse Dawn Anderson in memory of Dorothy Molter and in honor of nurses everywhere.

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6th to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society.

The day marks the beginning of National Nurses Week and – coincidentally – Dorothy Molter’s birthday.  

Widely known as “the Root Beer Lady” Molter, a registered nurse, was also known as “the Nightingale of the Wilderness” for the first aid she provided in the Boundary Waters.

National Nurses’ Week  ends May 12th  - the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

New Dorothy Molter Exhibit at Forest Service Visitor Center

The Forest Service Visitor Center in Ely is the site of a new exhibit featuring Dorothy Molter!One of Dorothy Molters spiral bound guest books displayed

Created by the Dorothy Molter Museum in conjunction with the Forest Service, the exhibit provides a brief introduction to Dorothy Molter and an invitation to visit the Dorothy Molter Museum for more of her story.

Dorothy Molter exhibit inside the Forest Service Visitor CenterThe exhibit also includes photographs and artifacts from the museum’s collection, including an original bottle of root beer made with Knife Lake water and one of Dorothy’s spiral bound guest books.

The Forest Service Visitor Center is located at 1393 Hwy 169 in Ely, just east of the Dorothy Molter Museum. The Visitor Center is open 8 – 4:30, M-F, and 8 – 4:30 seven days a week from May 1 – September 30th.

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