The Jake Menghini Museum
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Hours of operation: Memorial Day thru late September --- Fri, Sat, Sun 1- 4 pm 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 .
Membership We invite our visitors to consider becoming members  of the Jake Menghini Museum Foundation; $10  / 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:
Three WWII veteran interview excerpts from our newsletter; CLICK HERE.  More on our News & Notes page!
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Scenes from “Old Norway” displays in & around our museum
2018 Season Features Rialto Lanes & Lounge The Jake Menghini Museum will open for the 2018 summer season on Friday June 1. Hours for the weekends through the summer will be Friday 1 - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 11 am - 2 pm. This year the museum is paying tribute to the Rialto Lanes and Lounge.  Louis ‘Poo’ Van Wolvelaere began operating a bar, restaurant, and soda fountain at 618 Main Street in Norway on June 25, 1948.  The facility was a 12 stool, 4 lane bowling alley that became the ‘hub’ of Norway for years to come. Our display features not only Mr. Van Wolvelaere, but also pictures of former employees, bowling memorabilia, and an original table and chairs from the 1940’s that was used at the Rialto. The museum has many pictures and articles regarding bowling legends and ‘Hall of Fame’ members from Norway on display for you to spend time reminiscing over. Outside the museum, we have have a farm implement building with pieces of farm equipment on display.  There is also the sawmill which once belonged to the Brisson family,  Those of you who remember the old “outhouse,” we do have one to check out.  The museum wants to extend a warm welcome to anyone to join us each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through late September. We invite families, organizations, class reunions and clubs to schedule a private tour at your convenience, just contact the museum at 906-563-5586 or e-mail Admission is only $5.00 per adult, with students thru Senior in High School admitted at no charge. All buildings are handicap accessible.