Made with Xara Hours of operation: Memorial Day thru late September --- Fri, Sat, Sun 1- 4 pm Daily fee: Adults - $3.00; Children through high school - free How to find us: We are located in Norway, Michigan, 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.  Contact info: (906) 563-5586 Jake Menghini Historical Museum P.O. Box 99 Norway MI 49870 Email address in column at right. Membership We invite our visitors to consider becoming members  of the Jake Menghini Museum Foundation; $7 / yr, $100 Lifetime PLEASE NOTE ... We continue to add new features and information to this website.  Please come back often to watch it grow! If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us at: Site design by Kenneth J Anderson & Associates ©  2011-16  The  Jake  Menghini  Museum A few scenes from “Old Norway” displays at our museum December Newsletter Now Online   Issue packed with features and photos!   view newsletter We’ve just published the December 2016 issue of our newsletter, and it contains features on the annual Art Show and Taste of Chocolate, plus early settlers and Native American artifacts found in the area, veteran interviews and notes, a history of Ebeling’s grocery store, and an article on Joan Oberthaler and her many contributions to the Jake Menghini Museum.  There are links to previous newsletters on our News & Notes page. Joan Oberthaler Passes Away at 84           Long-time dedicated volunteer at the Jake Menghini Museum One of the key people in the development and growth of our museum has passed away.  Joan Oberthaler served as the Director here for 15 or 20 years and continued as Director of the museum’s Genealogy Club.  Joan was one of the first people involved in archiving and cataloging Jake’s collection.  Read full obituary HERE     Read article in our Dec newsletter 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.