Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era Special Event

When Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era

Saturday, October 10, 2015

4-7:30 pm

Victorians embraced death as a cause for elaborate ritual. During this era (1876-1915) the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated, and the period saw the development of the modern cemetery, mortuary science and public funerals complete with floral arrangements and hearse transportation for the deceased. 

This program begins with a 4 pm narrated lake boat tour on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line that will highlight the locations of maritime mishaps on the lake. Upon arriving at the Estate, guests will participate in a presentation on Victorian funeral and mourning customs and a first-floor house tour. 

The tour departs from the Riviera boat dock, located at 812 Wrigley Drive in downtown Lake Geneva, at 4 pm and returns at approximately 7:30 pm.

Next Event in This Series

The final event in this series takes place on Saturday, October 17.


Black Point Estate
812 Wrigley Drive (Boat Dock)
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Location Information

Black Point Estate is located on Geneva Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Visitors travel to the site via boat. Tickets can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line, a private tour company. Boat rides depart from and return to Riveria Docks in downtown Lake Geneva. The entire tour takes approximately three hours. Call the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at 262-248-6206 for more information.

Accessibility Information

Access to Black Point Estate from the boat dock requires navigating 120 steps. Visitors requiring assistance with wheelchair accommodations should call the site at 262-248-1888.