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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?

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


Up Next!

Up Next!

A. Booth & Sons Packing Co. February 19, 2023 – 2:00-3:00pm at BHA. Join Bob Nelson as he presents a condensed biography of Bayfield’s largest ever purveyor of fish products in the Apostle Islands and outlying waters. The primary information source for this program was a series of articles (1884 – 1962) from the old Bayfield County Press.

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Fall Fundraising Appeal

Fall Fundraising Appeal

We have another ambitious year ahead and we need your help. The goal for this campaign is $55,000. Every dollar raised provides essential support to carry out our mission as your local history center!

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New Newsletter

Click to read the fall edition of the Courier

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New History Brief

William Dalrymple Transfer Railroad at Booth Fisheries Dock

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New Video

Click to view the 1942 Bayfield Flood Documentary

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New Video

Portrait of Florantha Sproat with event information

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

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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.


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


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


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


30 North Broad Street

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