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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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2023 Jerry & Mary Phillips Bayfield Award for Volunteerism

September 28, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.

Carolyn Sneed 2023 Volunteer of the Year

Join us on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00pm for a reception at BHA to celebrate Volunteer of the Year Carolyn Sneed.

In addition to Carolyn's contributions to Big Top Chautauqua from its inception, she has also been a volunteer and board member for many organizations and vital groups in the Bayfield community. She is the epitome of a volunteer who has given her time and talents to make an impact in the Bayfield community.

Capt. Pike Day Celebration Videos

Presented on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Riders of the Storm

Presented on Sunday, May 24, 2023

Bayfield Heritage Association created a new exhibit containing 32 paintings by Bob Nelson. The paintings are of of boats, tugs and ships that called Lake Superior and Bayfield home.

This video is a presentation Bob gave on May 24, 2023 at BHA where he shows and talks about some of the paintings. He shares memories and stories about each vessel. 

Future Programs

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Past Programs

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