Hours of operation:Memorial Day thru late September --- Fri 1:00 - 4:00Sat10:00 - 2:00Sun11:00 - 2:00Daily fee: Adults - $5.00; Children through high school - freeHow 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 mapon Location page.Contact info:(906) 563-5586Jake Menghini Historical MuseumP.O. Box 99Norway MI 49870Museum 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 email@example.com.
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Scenes from “Old Norway” displays in & around our museum
Jake Menghini’s Log Cabin ArrivesOriginal Museum Structure Now Located On-SiteRead 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!
Dunkirk Documentary Wed Feb 20“Great Escape at Dunkirk” produced by PBSThe Jake Menghini Museum will present the PBS documentary, ‘Great Escape at Dunkirk’ on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2 o’clock and 6 o’clock c.s.t. at the museum 105 Odill Drive, Norway. As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 400,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain - a disaster that could have led to Britain’s surrender. But then, in a last-minute rescue dramatized in Christopher Nolan’s film, Royal Navy ships and a flotilla of tiny civilian boats evacuated hundreds of thousands of soldiers to safety across the Channel - the legendary ‘miracle of Dunkirk’. Now, NOVA follows a team of archaeologists, historians, and divers as they recover the remains of ships, planes, and personal effects lost during the epic operation. With access to previously classified files released by the UK government, they also uncover the truth behind the myths of Dunkirk-notably, a claim that the Royal Air Force failed to protect the stranded men from the Luftwaffe’s constant bombing of the beaches.The Museum invites all to see this one-hour PBS documentary, which is different than the movie shown at the Tri-City Cinema 8 a few years ago. The museum will honor all veterans who attend with a token of appreciation of their service.Craft Show March 19 at American LegionSpaces available for exhibitors … sign up soon!March 16, 2019 is the date chosen by the Jake Menghini Partners for their annual spring craft show. The Craft and Vendor show will again take place at the Norway Legion Hall, 621 Main Street in Norway from 9:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. CST. Admission is only $1.00 with children under 12 free. We would like to invite all area crafters and vendors to join us in participating in this event. This is a fundraiser for the Jake Menghini Museum which is located on Odill Drive in Norway. The museum contains archived items for Norway, Vulcan, Loretto, Faithorn, Waucedah and the surrounding areas. It is open for tours from June until the end of September. The cost is $25.00 for an 8 foot by 5 foot space with table and two chairs, without table it is $20.00. Please contact the Museum at 906-563-5586 or by e-mail at Jakeslemusee@gmail.com. These spaces are on a first come and prepay basisPictured above are members of the some of the members of the Partners who help to plan and organize the Craft show. First row l to r Rosemary VanPeymbrock and Beth Girard. Second row Cris Hamlin, MaryKay Ebeling, and Georgia Chounard.