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

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What would you like to see today?

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BHAs 50th Anniversary


BHAs 50th Anniversary

2024 Museum Hours

Open June 18 – September 21

Tuesday – Saturday: 1-4:00 pm

Or by appointment: Call (715) 779-5958


2024 Fountain Garden Park Engraved Brick Sale

BHA is once again offering an opportunity to purchase engraved bricks for Fountain Garden Park. Now is your opportunity to leave a lasting mark in this special park in Bayfield. Purchase a 4×8 engraved brick for $100. Bricks will be used to restore the park entry path off Old Military Road. The balance of funds will be used for ongoing park maintenance. Click the link below to order your brick(s) today! Thank you for your support.


The Courier

Bayfield Courier Spring 2024

BHA Courier – Spring 2024

June 2, 2024

Check out the latest edition of The Bayfield Courier. Read about BHA’s 50th anniversary events, our museum opening, and other BHA news.


50th Anniversary Events

Recent News

JMB Program – The Bayfield State Fish Hatchery

JMB Program – The Bayfield State Fish Hatchery

This video provides a fascinating look into the early days of the Bayfield State Fish Hatchery, including the land acquisition, construction, and operations. It includes many pictures and includes some familiar names of the first workers at the hatchery.

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JMB Program – The Viking Way

JMB Program – The Viking Way

Dean Rau tells the story of his phenomenal journey across the North Atlantic where he traced the 1,000 year old path of the Vikings! His words and stunning photography will captivate you!

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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.


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