‘Music on the Farm’ Tuesday in Norway

The Norway City Band will perform at “Music on the Farm” Tuesday at the Odill homestead, 105 Odill Dr. in Norway. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with an old-fashioned ice cream social. There is no charge for the concert and a free-will donation is asked for sundaes.

NORWAY — The Norway City Band will again present, “Music on the Farm” at the historic Odill homestead, 105 Odill Dr. in Norway on Tuesday evening.

Activities begin at 6 p.m. with an old-fashioned ice cream social, with a choice of toppings including fresh Pellegrini Farm Strawberries.

New this year, Ron Menghini, nephew of Jake Menghini, will be selling “Matilda Ears” with the proceeds to go to the Museum. “Matilda Ears” are elephant ears that will be fresh fried on the museum site.

Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and non-alcoholic beverages if desired.

The Norway City Band, which was founded in 1882, will be performing under the direction of State Senator Ed McBroom, a Waucedah native.

This historic setting is the farm of Norway pioneer Anton Odill, who in the 1870s drove the first iron ore test pit in the city of Norway. Deciding that mining was not for him, he became an entrepreneur, operating several businesses in the city.

His farm was a magnet for thirsty Dickinson County citizens for more than 60 years as Anton and his sons produced the famous Odill “soda pop” in multiple flavors on what is now the museum property.

There is no charge for the concert, and sundaes are offered for a free-will donation.

“Please be generous as this is your museum, and our community’s history is being preserved here for you and your family — we thank you,” said Museum Director Cris Hamlin.

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