The Jake Menghini Museum n o r w a y    m i c h i g a n
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, 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 Email address in column at right.
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Three WWII veteran interview excerpts from our newsletter; CLICK HERE.  More on our News & Notes page!
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A few scenes from the “Old Norway” displays at our museum
Roy Albert Documentary; WWII POW Thurs March 30, 2:00 & 6:00 p.m. at the museum … free admission  The Jake Menghini Museum is honored to present the third program for the 2017 season.  This will be a documentary about former Norway resident, Roy Albert. Mr. Albert was a POW during WWII. After graduating from high school Roy went on to the  University of Michigan, from where he was drafted into the Army in 1943.  Roy battled through France to the German border until December 12, 1943, when he was captured His unit was near the Bliss River at the boundary of France and Germany.  He and the other prisoners went from one location to another, including Camp 12A and Potsdam. Roy spent many months in captivity.  During this documentary, Roy speaks of his experience on the battlefield as well as a POW. Also; recorded in this documentary is the late Eleanor Albert Haferkorn, sister of Roy, talking about how his experience impacted the family at home. This documentary, which was created by Kay Palmcook; with assistance from other members of the video team, will be shown on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  There is no admittance fee.  The Museum is handicap accessible. There is no parking on O’Dill Road on the Museum side, but parking is also available at the Norway Evangelical Covenant Church.  Annual Craft and Vendor Sale April 8   Pictured above is Maria Degenaer, of Blueberry Hill Soy Candles and BBH Creations one of the Vendors that will be at the Jake Menghini Craft and Vendor Show on April 8th 2017. The show will be held at the at the American Legion Hall, on Main Street in Norway. Our spaces are 8 feet by 5 feet and the price includes a table and two chairs for $25.00 or no table with two chairs for $20.00.   We would like to invite crafters and vendors to sign up to be a part of our event, by calling the Museum at 563-5586 or e-mail the museum at, we will be happy to give you more information.   The Craft – Vendor show will be open on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the Norway class of 2017 serving lunch and hosting a bake sale to raise funds for their all-night graduation party.  This show is being hosted by the Jake Menghini Museum, of Norway, as a fundraiser for the museum. Admission to the show is $1.00 for those 12 years and older, under 12 are free.   The museum is located on O’Dill Drive and has two buildings which house more than 15,000 archived items that have been donated by the citizens of the Norway- Vulcan-Loretto-Faithorn area.  The museum is open for tours from June until the end of September.  To schedule a family reunion tour, class reunion tour, or any private tour please contact the museum and we will work with you to schedule your tour.
Roy Albert & Eleanor Albert Haferkorn
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