Replacement Windows for the Point Cabin

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Dorothy Molter Museum
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80 years is a long work-life for a window. The Point Cabin windows are ready to "retire" but we need your help!


raised by 7 people

$1,500 goal

Legendary resident of Minnesota’s famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) Dorothy Molter lived on the Isle of Pines on Knife Lake, 15 miles from the nearest road for most of 56 years. 

After her passing in 1986,  a dedicated group of people formed a task force of sorts, and were referred to as “Dorothy’s Angels.” Working with Dorothy's family, the USFS, the City of Ely and the Minnesota Historical Society, the “Angels” were granted permission to salvage and move Dorothy’s personal belongings, and the Winter, Cady and Point Cabins to Ely.  On May 6, 1993, what would have been Dorothy’s eighty-sixth birthday, the Dorothy Molter Museum opened its doors.

As you can imagine, these cabins have endured more than a lifetime of use not to mention being dismantled and reassembled after a 30-mile transport from Knife Lake to Ely. With almost 25 years of visitation by the public, the barn sash windows of the Point Cabin are in dire need of repair and some of replacement.

Your generous support will help the Museum not only purchase the supplies needed but also to hire experienced workers to ensure longevity of the repairs.

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