Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events
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Ely Folk School class: Brew It Yourself Root Beer
February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
with Jess Edberg
Tuesday, Feb. 6
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuition: $20 Materials: $10
Learn how to make your own homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake! Dorothy Molter sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year at her island home in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the early 1950s through 1986.
Meet at the Dorothy Molter Museum and learn more about Dorothy Molter and the story behind her root beer business with a private, guided tour through her original cabins which have been relocated to the museum grounds in Ely. Then, make 32 oz. of your own root beer in a growler to take home and enjoy!
This class is appropriate for ages 8 and up; youth under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Classes can be arranged at other times on request for groups of 4 to 10.
About the instructor: Jess Edberg has over 15 years of teaching both formal and informal environmental education and historic interpretation.She enjoys living in Ely with her family and taking advantage of the outdoor recreational opportunities, especially in winter. She is the Visitor Services Manager at the Dorothy Molter Museum and is an adjunct instructor for the Natural Resources Technology Department at Vermilion Community College.