2 Incredible Minnesota Landmarks Significant in Women’s History
March is Women's History Month so it's the perfect time to learn something new about women in our history. There are two different landmarks in Minnesota that were relatively significant in women's history that you can visit plus an event that you can check out to celebrate.
Dorothy Molter Museum
Dorothy was a pretty BA lady in Minnesota history. She's famous for the root beer she made for canoers in the Boundary Waters. She lived in the Boundary Waters alone year-round, yes even in the winter, and didn't have running water or electricity. Dorothy passed away in 1986 but her root beer is sold in some stores and her home was moved to Ely to be used as a museum. It's a great place to learn about an awesome woman in Minnesota history.
Elizabeth C. Quinlan House
Elizabeth Quinlan opened one of the first women's clothing shops in Minneapolis. Her store opened in 1894 and she was an incredibly successful businesswoman. Because of her success, she was able to have a home custom-built for her and it still stands today. It's now on the National Register of Historic Places. Sadly, we can't go inside as it's still privately owned, but it's an amazing home to see. The picture at the top of this post is the Elizabeth C. Quinlan House.
Women's History Month Series at Minnesota Opera Center
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Minnesota Opera Center is hosting a special month-long series. Some of the events this month include a discussion between women directors. There will also be a conversation plus Q&A with sisters Kao Kalia Yang and Der Yang who will talk about their family history that's described in the book written by Kao, 'The Song Poet'. The Minnesota Opera's youth opera is doing a performance based on this book.