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

2022 BCHS Museum Events

Sunday, May 1
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
White Winter Winery & Oulu Cultural & Heritage Center
Celebrates Vappu or May Day

See Oulu Cultural & History Center for more information


Sunday, May 22
Dick Rewalt from Western Bayfield County Historical Society
with White Winter Winery
"Rails, Logs, Lumber, Liquor & Fish"
A Pictorial Story & Presentation of Frontier Iron River, Wisconsin

See Western Bayfield County Museum for more information

Sunday, May 30
Memorial Day Gathering
See Oulu Cultural & History Center for more information

Saturday - June 25
Oulu Midsummer Fest

Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26
Mason Days 

Saturday - Auction - Vendors - Cemetery Walk - Food/Ice Cream - Fireworks
Sunday - Picnic - Parade - Tractor Pull
Click for Mason Days 2022 Schedule


Port Wing Area Historical Society

Summer Flea Market

Friday & Saturday, July 1 & 2, 2022


Washburn Area Historical Society

Tony Woiak History Festival - Summer 2022

Harbor View Event Center
Tuesdays - 7:30pm
Admission $5.00

June 28 - "Where Are All the Railroads?"
July 17 - "Take a Ride on the Trolley"
August 2 - "A Kiosk Doesn't Happen Overnight"
August 9 - "The first CCC Camp in Wisconsin" 

See Washburn Area Historical Society for more information


Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA)


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

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