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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?

2022 Museum Hours

Open June 21 – September 24

Tuesday – Saturday
1-4:00 pm

Or by appointment:
Call (715) 779-5958

Bayfield Heritage Association Museum 30 N Broad Street


1942 Bayfield Flood Documentary

Mark your calendars for the premiere of the 1942 Bayfield Flood Documentary at Big Top Chautauqua on July 24th! The show starts at 1:00 p.m. Check out the “newsreel” style promo video below.

BHA Newsletter

Click to read the spring 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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Meet Marisa Lee

Click to learn more about BHAs new executive director

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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.

Bayfield Model Railroad Logo

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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Bayfield City Jail Exhibit Logo

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

June 21- September 24
Tuesday - Saturday
1-4:00 pm


30 North Broad Street

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