MESS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Bringing the Battlefield Home: Photography and the American Civil War

  • 30 W. Mifflin St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: 608-264-7663

Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum for our quarterly dinner event 

H. H. Bennet Studio Historic Site Coordinator David Rambow will discuss how photography was a major social and historic innovation at the time of the Civil War.

Online Registration Opens July 5th | $24.00/members $30.00/non-membersRegistrations/Cancellation deadline: August 9

Get your own tintype taken

  • The $80.00 cost is per session (1 photo). A group of people may sit for a single photo.
  • There is no member discount for the session. Each session costs $80.00 and must be paid in full.
  • If you want a tin type photo take, you MUST sign up for a session in advance.
  •  Session tickets are available here/below. If these fill, more may become available.
  • Your session will last approximately 20 minutes.
  • When you arrive at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, your first stop will be the counter at the Gift Store to check in.
  • The photographer may not be able to accommodate you if you are late for your scheduled session time. Please plan to arrive with enough time to prepare for your session.
  • Your 4″x6″ photograph will be mailed to you within one week.
  • We will provide a few small props, such as a side table and chairs, as well as costumes for those who wish to wear them. Please arrive early if you wish to wear one of our costumes.


  • Times: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free