Made with Xara 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, 50 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. Membership We invite our visitors to consider becoming members  of the Jake Menghini Museum Foundation; $7 / 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: jakeslemusee@gmail.com Site design by Kenneth J Anderson & Associates ©  2011-16  The  Jake  Menghini  Museum A few scenes from “Old Norway” displays at our museum . Art Show Coming Up Oct 7-8           Taste of Chocolate Nov 19 at St Mary’s        Read our Fall 2016 newsletter Our Annual Art Show will be held ‘Leif Erikson’ weekend, but please note the new times -- Friday, October 7, from 4 until 6:30 pm (this will enable you to attend the concert being held at the High School Auditorium) and Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will have many local artists who again will be displaying their various artistic talents, including water color painting, oil painting, wood carving, photography and much more. Watch our local papers for more information on this event. Since this is a ’Partners’ event the charge for everyone is $3.00 to view the artists workmanship and to have a self-guided tour of the museum. The popular Taste of Chocolate is scheduled for Saturday, November 19. Gayle Nicholson, is overseeing the Partners in this endeavor, which will again be held in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Main Street in Norway. Admittance to this Partners function will again be $5.00. Watch the local papers for more information as it becomes available. Plans are being made for raffle prizes, and the featured display for this year. As with all functions put on by the Partners, your Museum membership is not valid. All money raised by the Partners is used for the continuing maintenance of the Mu-seum. 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. www.norwaymuseum.org