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John Matthew Black Program Series

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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. 

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We have great plans for 2022-23 to continue our programs and expand our online offerings. To realize our dream, we need your support. Please consider making a donation to support our mission to continue bringing history to life. Take a moment to explore the wide variety of options available for giving.


2023 Museum Hours

Our museum is closed for the season. We will see you again in the summer of 2024!

If you would like to visit by appointment:
Call (715) 779-5958


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