The Dorothy Molter Museum has received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $9,594 through the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Museum will use the grant to catalog its extensive collection of original photographs documenting a time and culture specific to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). By creating detailed records of its photographs and organizing them into a searchable database, the Museum will be able to locate specific photographs as needed without unnecessary wear and handling. As a result, the photographs will be available for future generations to enjoy.
The mission of the Dorothy Molter Museum is to preserve and interpret northwoods wilderness heritage through learning opportunities inspired by Dorothy Molter, the last non-indigenous resident of the BWCA.
The Museum is located on Hwy 169 (Sheridan Street) on the east side of Ely. The Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays in September from 10 – 5, and Saturdays in October from 10-4.