Wisconsin Historical Society: Go behind the scenes at Black Point Estate and Gardens

Contact:Keri O’Keefe
Wisconsin Historical Society
Phone: 6082619597
E-Mail: [email protected]

Lake Geneva, Wis. – Black Point Estate and Gardens, one of the twelve Wisconsin Historical Society sites and museums, is rolling back the curtains and giving guests a glimpse into the lifestyle of Chicago’s successful beer baron, Conrad Siepp, in the “Nooks and Crannies” tour this summer. The tour provides access to restricted areas of the Estate, including the basement, third floor, a view of the beautiful spiral tower staircase, and root cellar.

“This tour gives guests a look at some of the behind the scenes areas of the Estate that are not normally part of the tour,” said David Desimone, site director at Black Point Estate and Gardens. “We love providing guests with new ways to interact and immerse themselves in the American dream and successful lifestyle as it was experience by beer baron Conrad Siepp and four generations of his descendants.”

The tour was developed to focus on the evolution of technologies that helped provide comfort at Black Point over the last 125 years. The “Nooks and Crannies” tour will take place on Fridays, June 16 – September 1 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. The cost is $44.00 per person and there is considerable walking and stair climbing during the tour so guests should dress accordingly.

Tours are limited to twelve people so reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, contact the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at 262-248-6208 or at www.cruiselakegeneva.com.

About Black Point Estate and Gardens
Black Point Estate and Gardens is one of twelve historic sites administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The estate is a 20 room Queen-Anne style “cottage” built by Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp with construction completed in 1888. Black Point Estate and Gardens is open for tours from May to October. Visitors can reach the site by boat, just as family and friends did in a bygone era. For more information and a list of upcoming events, visit blackpointestate.org.

About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit wisconsinhistory.org.