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

BCHS Museum Events

Bayfield County Historical Society
Annual Meeting

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
10 AM
Drummond Civic Center

Following the meeting, Dick Rewalt will present a program about Bayfield County’s early public schools and BCHS’s school history book project.

A potluck meal will follow.
Please bring a dish to share.

Everyone Welcome


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

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

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.

  • Tall hand pump for outside
  • Map case with pull-down/roll-up maps [or other old maps]
  • Large wind-up  wall clock with pendulum
  • Old bookcase  [Barrister/Lawyer style - would be interesting]
  • Small-sized pot belly stove
  • Early US Flag [for wall mount with pole]
  • Hand-held slate boards; erasers, chalk
  • Organ stool
  • Old textbooks & Library books – K-8 grade levels
  • Kerosene lamps:  wall-mounted style and hanging style
  • Water cooler [Gray porcelain or blue & white Ceramic - see photo]
  • Table model, battery-powered  Radio [for “School On the Air” programs]
  • Lunch buckets, pails, boxes
  • Photos – Washington, Lincoln, etc.
  • Globe [we have one dated to the 70s, but others would be welcomed]
  • Cursive writing scroll and other teaching resources typically displayed in classrooms
  • Small teacher’s desk

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