Summer 2021 Update

We are very pleased to tell you that after being closed for 14 months, the Norway Museum and Historical Society reopened June 1.  We have resumed our normal summer hours of 1 to 4 pm on Tuesdays and 9 am to noon on Saturdays.  We have some restrictions in place:  Masks must be worn while in the building, and we have set a limit of five visitors at any one time.  We will reevaluate the visitor limit throughout the summer. 

2021 Programs

Our programs will be held on Zoom this summer and will start at 7:00 pm. If you would like to attend, please send us an email ( and we will send you a link to the program a few days before the scheduled date. We hope to see you online.

August 17 – Melanie Tornberg of the Western Maine Art Group will present “Norway Then and Now,” as seen through the eyes of past and present Norway artists.  This program will coincide with an exhibit at the Matolcsy Art Center.

Rustfield Cemetery Tour Redux

Once again, we’re collaborating with our actor friends at the First Universalist Church of Norway. If you (sensibly) felt it was too cold last fall, or you’d already moved on to warmer climes, we are repeating our Rustfield Cemetery Tour at the end of the month. We will conduct walking tours of the historic Rustfield Cemetery on Greenleaf Avenue to visit the grave sites of a few interesting people from Norway’s past. Each tour will take about an hour. Tours are scheduled for Friday, July 30 and Saturday July 31, at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. each day. If we have inclement weather, the tours will be held the following Friday and Saturday, August 6 & 7. Tickets are now on sale at The Tribune, 430 Main Street in Norway. The ticket price is $10 per person. Cash or checks only, please. Each tour is limited to 20 people.

Western Maine Foothills Community Archive

The Norway Memorial Library is one of the participants in the new Western Maine Foothills Community Archive, collecting stories online about life in the region. They are currently focusing on life during the COVID-19 pandemic, and welcome your stories and photos that document your pandemic experience. You can learn more on their website.

Spring 2021 Newsletter

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May 2021 Newsletter