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BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE!

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Traditional Anishinaabe birchbark canoe was created by Red Cliff Elder, Marvin Defoe

What would you like to see today?

What would you like to see today?

BHA NEWS

2022 Museum Hours

Bayfield Heritage Association Museum 30 N Broad Street

Our museum is closed for the season. We will see you again in the summer of 2023!

If you would like to visit by appointment:
Call (715) 779-5958

The Hauser Story Red barn, blues skies with lush foliage in the foreground

New Video!

Flowers, Fruit & Festivals – The Hauser Story aired on September 11, 2022. For over 100 years, five generations of Hausers have kept the Superior View Farm thriving and growing. Tune in to our virtual program to learn how this entrepreneurial family has adapted again and again to meet the challenges of the changing times.

Click the button below to view the show.

New Video

Click to view the 1942 Bayfield Flood Documentary

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BHA Newsletter

Click to read the summer edition of the Courier

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New History Brief

Click to read more about Marvin Defoes Birch Bark Canoe

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Tour the entire museum, up close and personal with 360 Virtual!

Click to View a 360 Tour of Our Museum

360 Virtual

We captured the entire first floor of our museum so you can take a virtual stroll through our exhibits! Watch for more exhibits to be added soon.

Exhibits

Our exhibits truly bring history to life! They are best visited in-person. But, if you can’t make it to Bayfield, we have captured the highlights here! Scan the listings below or click ‘View All’ to go directly to the Exhibit page.

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Bayfield Model Railroad

Did you know a scale model of Bayfield’s old rail yards exists in the lower level of the museum? The detail of this model is amazing! Click ‘Learn More’ for a tour of the layout and to hear Bayfield native and visionary behind this model, Larry Reiten. He will walk you through the history of Bayfield and the former railroad that came through town, as depicted in the layout.

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Old City Jail

Bayfield’s historic city jail is a 25’X25′ stone building located on Washington Avenue, next to the Iron Bridge. It offers a glimpse of the old days and of the rascals who made amends in the “hoosegow.” Click ‘Learn More’ for a full tour and some stories from the former Police Chief’s son!

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Barber Pole OUtside Ray Cahill Barbershop Exhibit

Ray Cahill Barbershop

Step back in time in an exact replica of Ray Cahill’s barbershop. It’s so real you can almost hear the conversations from decades ago! Click ‘Learn More’ for a 360 virtual tour and much more.

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Barber Chairs in the Ray Cahill Barbershop Exhibit

ARCHIVES

We learn from our past

Dig into history! Read, watch and learn about the important people, places, events and industries of the past through a variety of materials available right here on our website. Items include online publications, history briefs and educational videos and interviews.

Click ‘Archives’ to start your history adventure!

Lincoln High School Baseball Team - 1903

BAYFIELD HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

2022 Museum Hours

Our museum is closed for the season. We will see you again in the summer of 2023!

If you would like to visit by appointment:
Call (715) 779-5958

ADDRESS

30 North Broad Street
BAYFIELD, WI 54814

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