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Dorothy Molter Museum

The Dorothy Molter Museum preserves and interprets Northwoods wilderness heritage through learning opportunities inspired by Dorothy Molter, the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Utilizing two original cabins moved from Knife Lake and reconstructed in Ely, and a collection of personal belongings, the museum strives to inspire the next generation of northwoods stewards through Dorothy's legacy. As we continue to remember Dorothy and keep her spirit alive, it is our hope that we all dedicate our lives to live as Dorothy did, in harmony with the environment, with great dignity, courage, helping humankind, and making a significant contribution toward a better world.

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Dorothy Molter Museum
2002 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731
United States

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