Director shares vision for Black Point

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CSI Media Staff | February 21, 2014

LAKE GENEVA -- At the Lake Geneva Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26, the new director of Black Point Estate, Dave Desimone, will present a free program “How I Spent My Summer.”

Desimone will share his vision for Black Point Estate, a Queen Anne Victorian summer “cottage” turned museum on the shores of Geneva Lake. Now run by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the estate is an official state historic site headed in an exciting direction.

During his Power Point presentation, which includes images of the estate, Desimone will present his insights and fresh perspective of Black Point from the vantage point of a man who has worked in the museum field for more than 20 years.

“Building upon the considerable amount of work of the Black Point Historic Preserve, the staff at Black Point Estate are working hard to make it one of the premiere visitor destinations in the region,” said Desimone.

Desimone moved to Wisconsin from Ohio for the position of director shortly after the Wisconsin Historical Society began operations in 2013.

He holds a master's degree in public history from Kent State University. Desimone's prior positions include curator at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio; director of guest services at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and director of guest relations and communications at The Holden Arboretum in Cleveland.

For more information, call the Lake Geneva Public Library at (262) 249.5299 or go to

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