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
Cable/Namakagon Wisconsin Historical Museum
Cornucopia Wisconsin Green Shed Historical Museum
Drummond Wisconsin Historical Museum
Eileen Wisconsin Historical Society

2023 BCHS Museum Events

Mason Area Historical Society

Upcoming Events

March 19 - Spring Brunch - Serving 9-1pm

Mason WI Historical Society Spring Brunch
June 24-25, 2023 - Mason Days

Mason Area Historical Society for more information


Washburn Area Historical Society

Tony Woiak History Festival - Winter 2023

Harbor View Event Center
Tuesdays - 7:00pm
Admission $5.00

January 10 - "Gikinoo' Amaadiwin - We Gain Knowledge"
January 24 - "Personal Stories of Health Care in Washburn's History"
February 7 - "Patsy's is the Place!"
February 21 - "The Andersons - Six Generations of Community Commitment"

See Washburn Area Historical Society for more information


2022 Chapter Events

Oulu, Wisconsin - Oulu Fest & Raffle

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Noon - 4pm
Oulu Cultural & Heritage Center
71055 Muskeg Road, Oulu, Wisconsin
Demonstrations - Foods - Music

See Oulu Cultural & History Center for more information


Oulu, Wisconsin - TORI 2022 - Finnish Marketplace

Saturday, August 6, 2022
9am - 4pm
Oulu Cultural & Heritage Center
71055 Muskeg Road, Oulu, Wisconsin
Crafters - Vendors - Foods

See Oulu Cultural & History Center for more information


Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA)


BAHA One-Day Summer Festival

Sunday, July 31 - 11am-5pm
Held at VFW Grounds in Barnes

Silent Auction - Big Cash Raffle - Meat Raffle - Food & Beverages

See Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA) for more information

Gordon MacQuarrie 2022 Weekend Events

  • Friday, August 26 - First Annual Gordon MacQuarrie Pilgrimage Sporting Clays Shoot
  • Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27 - 6th Annual Gordon MacQuarrie Pilgrimage & Tour
  • Sunday, August 28 - 4th Annual Gordon MacQuarrie Brule River Canoe Tour

See Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA) for more information


BAHA Museum Gift Shop is NOW OPEN!
Visit our Facebook Page to see items for sale!


Barnes Museum
Pease One-Room Schoolhouse Project

Do you have any of the items listed below needed for the Pease Schoolhouse Project?

Contact: Carol LeBreck

Updated List of items being sought for the Pease One-Room School

BAHA School Before & After

Most of these items will be used to create a replica of a “small classroom” as students might have experienced in the early 1900s.  Others will be displayed throughout the schoolhouse.

  • Early US Flag [for wall mount with pole]
  • Hand-held slate boards; Erasers & box of chalk
  • Organ stool
  • Old textbooks – K-8 grade levels [pre-1940]
  • Kerosene lamps [wall-mounted style and hanging style]
  • Water dispenser [5 gal. pottery with spigot or similar]
  • Table model, battery-powered Radio [for “School On the Air” programs]
  • Lunch buckets, pails, boxes
  • Globe [pre-40s would be interesting - we have one dated to the 70s]
  • Cursive writing scroll and other classroom teaching resources
  • Small teacher’s desk or table

Thanks to donations from individuals and the Oulu Museum, we have a nice variety of desks!

See Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA) for more Schoolhouse 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