WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

COVID-19 Updates: Some Wisconsin Historical Society sites are open for reservation based programs. See below for details.

Couple playing with old camera equipment at HH Bennet Studio & Museum

2020 Season

Reservations only

H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum is open for in-person, reservation-based special tours now through November 1!
The store is open for in-person shopping with enforced capacity limitations.

Registration now available. See below for details and call (608) 253-3523 to register.

 

For Your Health and Safety

Advance registration is required for all programs – call today to reserve a spot.

Face masks are required for all guests and staff and are available onsite as needed.

Each location is fulfilling an increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirement.

Maintain 6 feet or more space between yourself, other guests, and staff.

Before you visit, make sure to read the 2020 health and safety policies for Wisconsin Historical Society members and guests.

Read Here

Events & Programs

All events and programs have limited capacity and require an advanced reservation.

Check each event listing for details on how to register over the phone.

Tintype Experiences

A photograph of a family that sat for the TinType Experience at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum

TinType Experience

Step back in time and experience the historic photography studio like never before! Here at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum is one of the few places left where you can  have your portrait “struck” using the same wet plate photography method used by H.H. Bennett, in the same studio, over 100 years ago. Learn about this type of photography all while the authentic historic lens captures your one-of-a-kind image that will last a lifetime.

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A photograph of a dog cuddled up in blankets, that was submitted online to be transformed into a tintype photograph

DigiType Photograph

We understand coming to our studio is not always an option, so we are bringing this unique experience right to you. Following the same methods H.H. Bennett perfected more than 100 years ago, the DigiType enhances your favorite photograph. We create a stunning image by transforming your treasured memory into a one-of-a-kind work of art on metal, a timeless heirloom that can be passed down for generations to come.

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Choose from All Historic Sites' Events

Site Protocols

At each program and event, the following protocols will be enforced:

  • Reservations are required to visit H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum*
  • To protect your safety and ours, face MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all guests and staff at our historic sites and museums
  • Social distancing guidelines will be enforced at all historic sites and museums
  • All events and programs will have a limited capacity to ensure social distancing guidelines are properly followed, keeping the safety of employees and guests as the top priority
  • Disposable masks will be available onsite
  • All facilities will adhere to significantly increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirements and there will be cleaning stations in each building
  • Staff and guests who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay at home
  • Each location will follow strict guest engagement protocols, including parking, food preparation, and the use of shared facilities such as a public restroom

*There will be some exceptions to the reservation requirement for in-person shopping. Click here to learn what stores are available for in-person shopping.

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