Special Event

The Sutlery: The Capitalists of the Civil War

Saturday, August 17, 2019

2:00PM

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Jon Boorom

 

Business owner, reenactor, and history enthusiast, Jon Boorom will share with guests what a Sutlery was and provided for soldiers in the Civil War. Join us in exploring how sutlers provided small comforts of home to weary worn-out soldiers, for a price.

This event is part of the George H. Houghton Speaker Series. The next event in the series will be taking place on September 21. Learn more here!

Location

H.H. Bennett Studio
H.H. Bennett Studio, 215 Broadway
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Location Information

The historic 1875 studio of pioneer landscape photographer H.H. Bennett has been restored to its 1908 appearance. The studio and attached museum contain exhibits depicting the life and times of the man whose work brought tourists by the trainload to marvel at the beauty of the rugged Wisconsin Dells beginning in the late 19th century. Exhibits depict Bennett's prolific career, and high-end computer monitors reveal magnificent 3-D panoramas he captured on stereographic cameras he built by hand.

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.