Past Accomplishments

1974 – Began as the Bayfield Historical Society.

1977 – Raised funds to save the Old Bayfield County Courthouse.

1981 – Helped establish the Bayfield Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

1985 – Commissioned the historic musical Riding the Wind, presented at Big Top Chautauqua.

1988 – Launched Bayfield Video Archives, interviews with Bayfield elders (now being converted to digital and made available on this website).

1993 – Purchased property at 30 N. Broad Street, the site of the current museum and research center.

1996 – Developed the Fountain Garden Park as the entrance to the city of Bayfield, once known as the “Fountain City”.

1996 – Acquired the historic Knight Apple Shed.

2010 – Won the Wisconsin State Historical Society’s Museum Exhibit Award for The Bayfield Flood of 1942.

2011 – Opened the Pike Research Center.

2012 – Hosted the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators.

2013 – Opened Sand Island by Sand Islanders Exhibit.

2014 – Established the Jerry & Mary Phillips Bayfield Award for Volunteerism.

2014 – Celebrated Bayfield Heritage Association’s 40th Anniversary.

2015 – Opened Timberlands, Cutover and Agricultural Exhibit.

2018 – Raised funds to restore and share the history of the Old Bayfield City Jail.

2018 – Created special edition 2019 Calendar featuring photos from beloved Bayfield Photographer Don Albrecht.