Norway museum announces early closure due to
Covid-19 resurgence concerns

(Tuesday - August 24, 2021 - The Jake Menghini Museum, located on Highway-US2 in Norway, will ending tours and closing the facility early this year, due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus.

The decision to close the museum on August 28th, was made at last Thursday's meeting of the museum's board of directors.

A representative of the museum said "This was not an easy thing to do. The committee has just completed the renovations and displays of the cabin. The resurgence of COVID and the concern of contamination of the volunteers is the reason for this closure."

The good news is that "Jake's Cabin" is open for tours. The cabin, Jake Menghini's original museum, was moved from Menghini's property on Chestnut Street in Norway to the O'Dill location, the site of the new museum campus. Originally this cabin was the "Holmes Farm Half-Way House." It is now furnished to the theme "From Indian Trails to Iron Rails; Railroad and Fire Department History". Many items from the very early days of Norway, Vulcan, Loretto and Waucedah are on display in the cabin. Plans are currently underway to formally dedicate the cabin.

The museum director will be working for a few more weeks. After that time, you will be able to contact the museum via email at