Exhibit – Riders of the Storm

Exhibit – Riders of the Storm

RETURN TO EXHIBITS Riders of the Storm Folk Art by Bob Nelson Bayfield Heritage Association created this exhibit containing 32 paintings by Bob Nelson. The paintings are of of boats, tugs and ships that called Lake Superior and Bayfield home. Bob is a folk artist who,...
Exhibit – R.D. Pike

Exhibit – R.D. Pike

RETURN TO EXHIBITS R.D. Pike RD Pike is a fascinating historical figure, who lived a life full of achievement. He had an outsized impact on Bayfield and its citizens from the time the he returned to Bayfield in 1866, after leaving the union army, until he died in...

Exhibit – Sand Island

RETURN TO EXHIBITS ARCHIVE Sand Island This display recreates the living spaces of the homes of Sand Islanders using artifacts from Sand Island whenever possible. The exhibit shows how Sand Islanders made a living by commercial fishing, farming, and lumbering. They...

Exhibit – Bayfield Flood of 1942

RETURN TO EXHIBITS ARCHIVE Bayfield FLood of 1942 This exhibit was the sole winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Exhibit of the Year Award in 2010. We recently produced a documentary film about the Bayfield Flood of 1942, which will be premiered in the summer...

Exhibit – Timber and Agriculture

RETURN TO EXHIBITS Timber and Agriculture The first sawmill was constructed in 1845 on the mainland. Logging was the major industry in the Bayfield Peninsula and Apostle Islands area from the 1850’s to 1925, focusing primarily on white pine. After the pine forests...