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 .
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Scenes from “Old Norway” displays in & around our museum
Three WWII veteran interview excerpts from our newsletter; CLICK HERE.  More on our News & Notes page!
Jake Menghini’s Log Cabin Arrives Original Museum Structure Now Located On-Site Read about its unique history … CLICK HERE
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Thanks to our wonderful donors and volunteers for all their contributions to this project, and to all other museum activities. You make it possible to realize our dreams! Special thanks to Plutchak Fab of Wallace MI for bringing this treasure to our museum grounds, allowing future visitors to see where our history truly began!
S.S. Eastland - Presentation Wed Jan 23 Greatest loss of life tragedy in Chicago history, and greatest loss of life in Great Lakes shipwreck. On July 24, 1915 the S.S. Eastland, while still tied to the dock on the Chicago River, rolled away from the wharf and capsized with more than 2,500 people on board. The passengers were employees of the Western Electric Company looking forward to the excursion to their annual company picnic in Michigan City. 844 people lost their lives, and 22 whole families were wiped out. It was Chicago’s greatest loss of life tragedy. It was the worst Great Lakes’ ship disaster of all time. click photo to enlarge Carol Sundstrom, who has personal connections to the disaster, will be giving a lecture on the S.S. Eastland. Using archival photos, she will tell the story of the Eastland disaster through the eyes of the survivors and responders. Hear how this preventable tragic event happened, and why the largest Great Lakes’ ship disaster is unknown by most people. Carol will present two programs about the S.S. Eastland, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 o’clock and 6 o’clock at the museum, 105 Odill Road, Norway. Admittance is by donation, no museum memberships valid for this event.
844 lost as excursion boat capsizes