The Jake Menghini Museum
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Hours of operation: Memorial Day thru late September --- Fri   1:00 - 4:00 Sat 10:00 - 2:00 Sun 11:00 - 2:00 Daily fee: Adults - $5.00; Children through high school - free How to find us: We are located in Norway, Michigan, 100 miles north of Green Bay, 45 miles west of Escanaba, and 10 miles east of Iron Mountain. More info and map on Location page.  Contact info: (906) 563-5586 Jake Menghini Historical Museum P.O. Box 99 Norway MI 49870 Museum Director Cris Hamlin is available Mon-Tues 10am to 4pm; Please call her at the number above with any questions, or to schedule an  appointment, You can also e-mail Cris at jakeslemusee@gmail.com .
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Scenes from “Old Norway” displays in & around our museum
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JAKE MENGHINI MUSEUM FALL ART SHOW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5,      4-6:30 pm SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6,    10 am-3 pm With  special display tribute to Lorraine Campbell, co-founder of Les Artistes BORDERLAND ART GROUP, THRU THE LENS PHOTOGRAPHY,  LES ARTISTES,  NWTC STUDENTS AND NORWAY GROUP ADMITTANCE $3.00, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE 105 ODILL DRIVE, NORWAY, MI
Annual Fall Art Show Oct 5 & 6
It is with pleasure that the Jake Menghini Museum of Norway, Michigan announces that we will be hosting our fifth art show the weekend of Leif Erikson Celebration, October 5th and 6th, 2018.  The show will be held in the two buildings of the museum on O’Dill Road, just past the viaduct on US 2 in Norway.  The main building and the restored Odill home will both have the displays of our local artists.  Some of the groups that have committed to being a part of the fifth Art Show will be the Borderland Art Group, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College painting class, Les Artistes, Thru the Lenz Photography and many local artists of the Norway-Vulcan area.   Each year the museum recognizes a local artist, we have chosen Lorraine Campbell, one of the women who were the founders of Les Artistes, a local group of artists. This group met for many years in the art room of Norway High School but after many moves now meets at the Iron Mountain Senior Center.  As a young woman Mrs. Campbell loved art. She could often be found sketching art work on any available paper that was in her home.  Through encouragement she took an art course through an art school in Illinois. After she completed the class and years of perfecting her talent, others asked her to teach them.  Lorraine began teaching in the 1960’s and continued to teach until her passing in 2000.  Her passion was painting with oil, but did drawings in charcoal and pastels.  One of her early students was June Zeni of Norway, who went on to be quite an accomplished artist. With June’s help they were the women who started Les Artistes.  Lorraine’s lessons were not expensive – just enough to cover the cost of coffee and sweets that she generously shared with her students.  Many persons of our area called themselves blessed to have Lorraine Campbell as their art teacher.  Mrs. Campbell’s family is loaning the museum more than 10 of her works of art to display the weekend of the 2018 show.  We feel blessed to be able to display her work that are treasured by not just her family but her students and friends as well. We are honored to have this commitment from the artists of the area to show their fine workmanship in our unusual setting.  The Odill home has wonderful lighting and space to display many fine paintings, while the main museum building has wonderful old showcases and areas where both small and large items will be displayed to the advantage of the fine art. The Art Show is again being held in conjunction with the Leif Erikson Celebration.  This year the Museum will be open on Friday from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 pm, self-tours will be allowed during the show, there will be an admittance fee of $3.00 for those over 12 and $1.00 for those under 12 years to view the artist’s renderings.  The art work will not just be for display purposes; some of the artist’s work will be for sale!  This will be an awesome opportunity for the viewers to purchase items from the individual artists.
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