'Remarkable women' at Black Point

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Staff | April 18, 2017

LAKE GENEVA--Celebrate Mother's Day honoring the remarkable women of Geneva Lake while taking a voyage with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line to Black Point Estate, an 1888 Queen Anne Victorian “summer cottage.”  

The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

The cruise departs from the Riviera Dock, 812 Wrigley Drive in Lake Geneva.

 Call Lake Geneva Cruise Line at 262-248-6206 to purchase tickets.

This narrated boat tour will focus on many of the remarkable women that have lived along the Shore of Geneva Lake. The event includes an abbreviated tour of the Estate. Guests will get a chance to toast mother with a glass of champagne on the Estate's newly restored veranda.  

Black Point Estate interpreter Jill Westberg will focus on the many progressive women that lived and vacationed along the shores of Geneva Lake. While wealth may have afforded these women opportunities closed to others, they were committed to helping to better their communities.

Westberg's passion for the history of the area began with family stories dating back to the Y Camp and Camp Augustana.  She chose to complete her undergraduate work at George Williams in large part because of the Lake Geneva campus where she enrolled in as many courses as possible.  

Westberg published two books in 2016, “Camps of Geneva Lake” and the “Black Point Cookbook.”

Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake tickets can be purchased through the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at www.cruiselakegeneva.com or by calling 262-248-6206.

About Black Point Estate and Gardens: Black Point Estate and Gardens was the summer home of Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp. The Estate evokes the sense of time and place when wealthy urban families escaped to Wisconsin to spend lazy summer days entertaining guests on large verandas or sailing on Geneva Lake.

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