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The Bayfield Heritage Association’s John Matthew Black Program Series is generously sponsored by the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy.

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Our John Matthew Black area history series is sponsored by the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy.

Recent Program

The Bayfield State Fish Hatchery

Presented on Sunday, February 4, 2024

The Viking Way

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.

Darren Miller, Operations Supervisor of the Les Voigt and Brule Hatcheries for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, was our presenter.

Sponsored by Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy, this presentation is part of Bayfield Heritage Association's John Matthew Black area history series.

Past Programs

The Viking Way
The Life of RD Pike
Riders of the Storm
A. Booth & Sons:
Packing Company
Florantha Sproat:
La Pointe & Beyond
On the Hill:
The Hauser Story
Tragedy in Bayfield:
The 1942 Bayfield Flood
Building Blocks of America:
Quarries of the Apostle Islands & S. Shore
The Cadottes:
A Fur Trade Family on Lake Superior
With All Hands:
The Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald