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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.
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to consider becoming
members of the Jake
$7 / yr, $100 Lifetime
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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.