Photo Gallery - Scenes From The Museum and SurroundingsClick any thumbnail, and that photo will appear in the large center frame.
Where it all began ...The first shot on this layout is the original log cabin on Jake’s property in town, where he began the collection that would become Norway’s historical museum.The remaining shots are scenes from in and around the museum, and include a sawmill which is in the process of being disassembled at its original site, and which will be reassembled on the museum grounds.
Collection of Handsaws From the Lumbering EraThese were the tools of the trade for loggers and lumbermen in days gone by. Not many folks today would sign up to do this kind of work without a chain saw and power tools!
The Old Ottoson Sawmill in Upper Pine CreekThis structure is going to be moved to a location behind the museum building on US-2.It will be reassembled to look as it did in its heyday.
Interior of the Ottoson SawmillThis saw blade is about four feet in diameter ... you’ll be able to see how timber was produced after logs were brought to the mill, originally on horse-drawn sleds.
Preparing to Pour the Slab for the Sawmill at the MuseumThis photo was taken in August 2011, as workers were preparing to pour a concrete slab for the sawmill. You can see the mural on the side of the museum that faces the highway.
Ladies in the Dress ShopThese customers were probably looking for just the right accessory, as they were planning to attend their 50th high school graduation reunion that evening ... August 13, 2011.
A Close Look Into Our Grocery StoreThose who were around in the forties and fifties will recognize items in this exhibit, which shows equipment and merchandise typical of an old grocery store.
Skis and Skates in the Hardware StoreNorway had a reputation as a “skating town” years ago ... with noted athletes who excelled in both figure and speed skating. It later became home to Norway Mountain Ski Area.
The Ol’ Two-Holer Out BackA lot of modern folks have never encountered an outhouse, but we know that all those in this picture were familiar with ‘em. This is a two-holer. The express line is on the right.
Chatting on the Porch of the Odill ResidenceThe Jake Menghini Museum is located on the grounds of the Odill homestead and pop factory. It’s being restored, and part of it is open. This is the front porch area..