Join us at an Historic Water Tower Neighborhood wine-tasting fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20, 2012, to support a unique University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee project documenting the history of our area.
In addition to learning first-hand, er, taste, about the six great grapes of the world and socializing with friends, you’ll be helping us fund a special and important local history project as part of HWTN’s 40th anniversary next year.
This intimate, limited-attendance event, features a wine tasting led by Ben Christiansen, HWTN member and owner of Waterford Wine Company on Brady St. HWTN member Mary Beth Geraci has donated Green & Black’s Organic and Lindt chocolates to pair with the wine and complement our other appetizers (cheese, fruit, sausage). HWTN Membership VP and artist Thea Kovac is also donating a dozen hand-painted wine glasses that will be raffled off.
The special event will be held at the Lake Dr. home of members Bridget and Ingmar Viohl, 2659 N. Lake Dr. Only 50 people can be accommodated. The event costs $50 per person and is open only to HWTN and their guests.
Information on RSVP’s will be included in invitations sent to members by mail and email in the near future. Watch for your invitation, and be sure to RSVP in advance, by the Oct. 15 RSVP deadline. If you have questions or don’t receive your invitation, please email us here.
The fundraiser will help fund UWM’s creation of a permanent historic record of our neighborhood and its residents. The project involves a field study that is a joint venture between the UWM Department of History and the graduate-level Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (BLC) program, which enrolls both UWM architecture students and UW-Madison art history students. It will study historic changes that have taken place in the North Point Neighborhood by gathering residents’ oral histories, performing archival research and creating architectural floor plans of neighborhood buildings. It will focus on mundane spaces such as smaller residences, stores, and public spaces. Additionally, the field study features an ecological component that will connect people, nature and water.
The study will create a data base of oral histories of local residents, visual and architectural documentation of buildings and landscapes, multimedia digital documentaries showcasing the neighborhood and a website with documentations and documentaries.
Be sure to send in your check ASAP to reserve your space for this fun event benefiting a great neighborhood project, which will help us commemorate HWTN’s 40 years of service to your neighborhood!