BAYFIELD HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

RESEARCH

PRESERVING AND SHARING OUR HERITAGE SINCE 1974

The lower level of our museum houses an extensive collection of digital and physical archives including photographs, maps, newspapers, interviews, and artifacts from our region.

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Aisle in Pike Research Center Storage Stacks

PIKE RESEARCH CENTER

We preserve the important pieces of our past from which we draw stories and insights into the people, places, industries and events that shaped our region.

Our Collection

BHA is actively collaborating with local organizations like Big Top Chautauqua and Mount Ashwabay ski hill, helping to determine historic items of interest and cataloging them for preservation in our collection. This is one way we are helping to capture and preserve Bayfield’s more contemporary history and culture.

Hover or tap each of the items below to learn more about our archive.

NEWSPAPERS

The Bayfield Progress, the Bayfield County Press, and other early newspaper records from the 1870’s forward.

 

Sanborn Maps

SANBORN MAPS

Detailed maps from 1886 to 1923, showing building locations, approximate construction / modification dates, building materials and more.

 

3D Objects

3D OBJECTS

We house may object types including communication tools, agricultural implements, household items, transportation vehicles and more.

Audio & Video

AUDIO & VIDEO

John Matthew Black Programs, interviews with Bayfield elders and business people, conversation with Norwegian fishing families and much more.

Photographs

PHOTOGRAPHS

Prints, negatives, slides and digital including work from Emmanuel Luick, Don Albrecht, Burt Hill, Garner Hadland, Big Top Chautauqua and more.

BAYFIELD HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

ADDRESS

30 North Broad Street
BAYFIELD, WI 54814

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