Bayfield County Wisconsin Historical Museums

The mission of the BCHS is to collaborate with county historical society chapters to educate, preserve, and disseminate Bayfield County history.

BCHS is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Barnes Wisconsin Historical Museum
Cornucopia Wisconsin Green Shed Historical Museum
Drummond Wisconsin Historical Museum
Eileen Wisconsin Historical Society

Bayfield County Historical Society
Annual Meeting

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

10 A.M.     Annual Meeting

11 A.M.     Presentation by Brian Finstad: Northwest Sands Auto Trail.

Brian will tell us about his project that is based on the route of the historic St. Croix Trail.

All members and the public are welcome.

2023 BCHS Museum Events

Oulu Cultural & History Center

Oulu Fest
Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sunday, April 30 - May Day Celebration at the White Winter Winery in Iron River - Noon to 3pm
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day Event
Saturday, June 17, Noon-4pm - Midsummer/Juhannus Fest
June 19-23 & July 17-21 - Summer School
Wednesday, July 26 - Finnish Tori*
Saturday, August 19 - Finnish Tori*
Saturday, September 16 - Oulu Fest/Raffle/Tori*
Wednesday, December 6 - Finnish Independence Day Celebration
*Open Marketplace - Public invited to sell their wares

See Oulu Cultural & History Center for more information


Mason Area Historical Society

Upcoming Events

October 22, 2023
Cemetery Fundraiser Dinner
Mason Cemetery Fundraising Dinner

June 24-25, 2023 - Mason Days

Click to download 2023 Mason Days Poster

March 19 - Spring Brunch - Serving 9-1pm

Mason Area Historical Society for more information

From the May 2023 issue of Out & About Wisconsin Magazine.

Check out the full issue for FREE by clicking here.

Mason, WI - Mason Days from Out & About Magazine


Port Wing Area Historical Society

July 4th Weekend Community Picnic
Saturday, July 1 - 9-3
Sunday, July 2 - 9-1

Port Wing Town Hall

Port Wing Historical Society
for more information


Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA)

History of the Old St. Croix Trail & Native American Footpaths

Saturday, August 12, 2023
Town of Barnes Town Hall
3360 Cty Hwy N

Traditional Ogibwe Baby Moccasin Making

Saturday, August 19, 2023
Town of Barnes Town Hall

BAHA One-Day Summer Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2023 - 9am-5pm
Raffle - Silent Auction - BINGO - Great Food

See Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA) for more information


Washburn Area Historical Society

Tony Woiak 2023 Summer History Festival

Harbor View Event Center

Tuesdays - June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8

See Washburn Area Historical Society for more information


Books for sale from
the Eileen Area Historical Society

EAHS Books for Sale

EAHS The Barns of Eileen with color photos is currently available for purchase for $15 plus $5 for postage if mailed,
EAHS Town of Eileen Remembered: Family Histories of Town Residents - Past and Present is available for $10 plus $5 if mailed.

Contact the Hnaths ( or 715-746-2572) or the Setzkes ( or 715- 682-5767) if you are interested.

Mason Wisconsin Historical Society
Oulu Wisconsin Historical Society
Port Wing Wisconsin Heritage Hall Museum
Washburn Wisconsin Cultural Center
Iron River Wisconsin - Western Bayfield County Historical Museum