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Historical women behind Black Point focus of talk

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Staff | March 17, 2014

LAKE GENEVA--Celebrate National Women's History Month with a presentation on “The Remarkable Women of Black Point Estate” Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva.

The program's presenter, Jill Westberg, is an interpreter at Black Point.

From 1888 to 1989, Black Point Estate was headed by women: Catherine Seipp, her daughter Emma Schmidt, and her grand-daughter, Alma Petersen. In a time when men held most of the power, this was highly unusual.

Westberg will share the story of the Seipp women and their lives, particularly the time that they spent at Geneva Lake. While their wealth afforded them opportunities closed to many, they were committed to help better their communities.

Black Point Estate staff will also share the information on their Remarkable Women tour scheduled for Mother's Day weekend.

For more information on the program, contact the library at (262) 249-5299 or visit www.lakegeneva.lib.wi.us.



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