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MN Legacy Grant

The Dorothy Molter Museum has received a MN Legacy Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to record an extensive collection of Dorothy Molter’s personal papers.  These papers are currently in archival storage and digital copies will be added to our collections management database.

Adding these materials to our data base will allow museum staff and the public to easily access Dorothy’s personal papers while keeping the originals intact therefore reducing the need to handle them.

Examples of these documents include correspondence from the United States Forest Service, personal correspondence, Christmas letters and numerous newspaper and magazine articles about Dorothy.

 

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.

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