2590 S. Superior St
5pm - 9pm
Event Contains: Group Gallery Show, Vintage
Considered to be one of finest steamboats on the lakes, the Lady Elgin was returning from Chicago in the face of a threatening storm. Carrying some 600 excursionists, 300 of which were Milwaukeeans, she was blind sided by a schooner who had lost control in the weather resulting in one of the lake’s greatest tragedies. One can only imagine what fashions and treasures were aboard such a luxurious vessel as it met its deadly fate. This show is a collection of local art and fashion inspired by what treasures may have been on board the Lady Elgin. Entering the Beulah Brinton House, which dates back to the 1800s, guests will experience a walk into history at The Lady Elgin Show. The Victorian style mansion will host local artisans creating vintage inspired work or using a vintage process and businesses making vintage products.The items on exhibit will consist of mixed media collage, printmaking, fashion and accessories, as well as a literary installation.
The Beulah Brinton House serves as headquarters for the Bay View Historical Society, established in 1979 and is significant for both its history as well as its architecture.