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Hours of operation:
Memorial Day thru
late September ---
Fri, Sat, Sun 1- 4 pm
Adults - $3.00;
high school - free
How to find us:
We are located in
100 miles north of
Green Bay, 50 miles
west of Escanaba,
and 10 miles east
of Iron Mountain.
More info and map
on Location page.
P.O. Box 99
Norway MI 49870
Email address in
column at right.
We invite our visitors
to consider becoming
members of the Jake
$7 / yr, $100 Lifetime
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watch it grow!
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A few scenes from “Old Norway” displays at our museum
Art Show Coming Up Oct 7-8
Taste of Chocolate Nov 19 at St Mary’s Read our Fall 2016 newsletter
Our Annual Art Show will be held ‘Leif Erikson’ weekend, but please note the new times --
Friday, October 7, from 4 until 6:30 pm (this will enable you to attend the concert being held
at the High School Auditorium) and Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will
have many local artists who again will be displaying their various artistic talents, including
water color painting, oil painting, wood carving, photography and much more. Watch our local
papers for more information on this event. Since this is a ’Partners’ event the charge for
everyone is $3.00 to view the artists workmanship and to have a self-guided tour of the
The popular Taste of Chocolate is scheduled for Saturday, November 19. Gayle Nicholson,
is overseeing the Partners in this endeavor, which will again be held in the basement of St.
Mary’s Church on Main Street in Norway. Admittance to this Partners function will again be
$5.00. Watch the local papers for more information as it becomes available. Plans are being
made for raffle prizes, and the featured display for this year. As with all functions put on by
the Partners, your Museum membership is not valid. All money raised by the Partners is used
for the continuing maintenance of the Mu-seum.
What Did We Do Last Summer?
Norway’s first 125 years of history were featured in our displays!
The Jake Menghini Museum featured scenes and stories from our community’s first 125
years during the summer of 2016. We also had displays showing items from the 75th and
100th celebrations. A large case showed clothing, pictures, scrapbooks, and another displays
many forms of advertising that the businesses in Norway have used over the years.
Our veterans display included items from World War I thru Vietnam all items donated from
people of the Norway-Vulcan and surrounding area. The displays included photographs,
uniforms, books and scrapbooks for you to view and look through.
We featured our Dressmaker Shoppe this year, which is set up to resemble what a shop may
have looked like back in the early days.
In each room of the museum and the Odill home there were articles of clothing on display
from the 1800’s to the 1950’s. You might have found your grandmother’s, mother’s or the
first machine you sewed on along with many items that were used to help construct the
articles of clothing worn a few years back. There was millinery, jewelry, shoes, and many
other accessories from days gone by.
The museum also has a large display featuring the Ojibway Native Americans, who were
some of the first settlers of the area. There’s a book attesting to this and we displayed arrow
heads, clothing, and many other Native American items.