NORWAY — The history of the Norway Brewing Co. building will be presented by called “The Norway Trolley Barn: Then & Now” at 7 p.m. on July 25, at the Grange Hall on Whitman Street.

The program is presented by the Norway Historical Society. The presenters will be Peter Hammond, a transportation historian, and Brenda Melhus, co-owner of the Norway Brewing Co. Both presenters live in Norway.

Norway is known for saving and repurposing a number of its beautiful historical buildings on Main Street. The building that now houses the Norway Brewing Co. in a building was originally the trolley barn for the Norway and Paris Street Railway.

Hammond is an author and lecturer about Norway’s historical vehicles such as its trolleys, railroads and firetrucks. After retiring from teaching at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, he worked in public licensed transportation and became a volunteer as a motorman/conductor at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. His part of the program will also feature a PowerPoint presentation which includes historic photos of the old trolley barn and the Norway & Paris Street Railway.

Melhus had hands-on experience working to transform the old trolley building into the new Melhus family-owned brewery that Downeast Magazine has just named “2017 Best of Maine pick for New Brewery.” She will lead a tour of the brew pub after the two speakers, and explain the process of brewing beer.

A complimentary beverage tasting will be provided.

The Norway Historical Society and Museum is open to the public year round from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays during the summer and by appointment.

FMI: 207 743 7377, [email protected], or www.norwayhistoricalsociety.org.

Peter Hammond, a transportation historian, and Brenda Melhus, co-owner of the Norway Brewing Co., stand in front of the brewery’s spotless vats. At 7 p.m. on July 25 at the Grange Hall on Whitman Street in Norway, Hammond will speak about the historical building that is presently the Norway Brewing Co. and was originally the Trolley Barn for the Norway and Paris Street Railway in the early 1900s. Afterwards, Melhus will lead a tour of the brew pub and explain the process of brewing beer with a complimentary tasting.

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