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 Fair Exhibit
Bayfield County Fair Exhibit
Bayfield County Fair Exhibit - First Prize
Bayfield County Fair Exhibit - First Prize

Ojibwe Storytelling Series 24

4-Part Virtual Series - Tuesdays in January
Presented by Wisconsin Historical Society

January 9 - Sirella Ford, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe

January 16 - Tina Van Zile, Sokaogon Ojibwe

January 23 - Tinker Schuman, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe

January 30 - Liz Arbuckle, Bad River Ojibwe

Registration is required. To register, visit
For questions contact Liz Arbuckle

2024 Virtual Ojibwe Storytelling Series

2024 BCHS Museum Events

Washburn Area Historical Society

Tony Woiak 2024 Winter History Festival

Harbor Table (formerly Harbor View Event Center)

Tuesdays - Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20

  • Tuesday, January 9 - Washburn Iron Works/Foundry
  • Tuesday, January 23rd - Beautiful Landscapes, Rocks and Soils:
    How Geology Has Influenced Life in the Chequamegon Region
  • Tuesday, February 6 - Trails & Towns Before Washburn
  • Tuesday, February 20 - History of Logging in Northern Wisconsin, 1882-1935

See Washburn Area Historical Society for more information


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


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