Learn about Lake Geneva's scandalous past
Michael Rehberg. lead interpreter at Black Point Estate & Gardens on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, presents "Sordid and Scandalous Lake Geneva."
Hear the historic gossip of Lake Geneva, Wis., including a dish on a 1950s' bank robbery, the town’s tie to Prohibition gangsters and tales of the Lake Geneva sea serpent. The program includes the scandalous past of downtown and the historic Maple Park neighborhood.
Black Point, the Wisconsin Historical Society's historic house museum in Lake Geneva, was the summer home of Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp. Rehberg a resident of Walworth County, earned is bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is active in local history, genealogy, and historic preservation groups.
The presentation follows a short business meeting for members of the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum. Admission is free.