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Jane Austen Society of North America
2005 Annual General Meeting

October 7-9, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Welcomes You

The Wisconsin Region is honored to welcome JASNA to the Midwestern United States for the first time since the 1995 AGM in Madison. We have a delightful new city for JASNA members to explore—Milwaukee, home of Santiago Calatrava’s stunning addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan. 

MAM Atrium

Photo by Timothy Hursley    © Milwaukee Art Museum

Photo:  Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau
Milwaukee Art Museum

East Town Travel Tours for the 2005 AGM

Karen Bergenthal of Milwaukee’s East Town Travel, a Frank Lloyd Wright expert, has designed tours specially crafted for JASNA members and their companions.

Our Canterbury scheme took place as proposed & very pleasant it was, Harriot & I & little George within, my Brother on the Box with the Master Coachman.                                     —Jane to Cassandra, October 26, 1811 
Ten Chimneys
Exquisite home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne

Thursday, October 6
FULL 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Monday, October 10 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Every time I was visiting with the Lunts in Genesee Depot I was in a sort of daze; the dining room, the table, the china, the silver, the food, the extraordinary care and beauty and taste… a sort of dream, a vision.
 — Katharine Hepburn

The country estate’s beguilingly personal décor is
unchanged since the Lunts assembled it in the 1930s and
1940s. Enjoy a full estate tour of this National Historic
Landmark, a short drive from Milwaukee in Wisconsin’s
autumn color. The price includes coach transportation and a box lunch. The estate tour involves a good deal of walking. Much, but not all, of the main house is accessible by wheelchair. Please see the Ten Chimneys web site for information on this exquisite home. The Thursday bus will stop at the Jane Austen Tea before returning to the Hyatt Regency.

S.C. Johnson Administration Building
Photo by Michael Lilek

Milwaukee Art Museum $23   
Thursday, October 6 9:30 a.m. to Noon  
Sunday, October 9 12:45 to 3:15 p.m.  

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s 2001 lakefront addition,
designed by Santiago Calatrava, has become a touchstone of modern architecture with its brise soleil that can be raised or lowered, creating a unique moving sculpture. Weather permitting, the Thursday tour will catch the unfurling of the brise soleil at 10 a.m. We will cross Calatrava’s footbridge for curator-led tours of the Chipstone collection of 18th-century American decorative art and English ceramics and the museum’s 18th-century print collection.

City of Milwaukee Bus Tour   $28   
Thursday, October 6 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
Friday, October 7

FULL 9:15 a.m. to Noon          

A JASNA favorite—explore your AGM host city!
Milwaukee’s most charming ambassadors, Max and
Tybie Taglin, will show you ethnic neighborhoods, gallery districts, and lakeside mansions.

Noel Coward Piano, Drawing Room
Main House, Ten Chimneys
Photo by Kate Roth Photography
© Ten Chimneys Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright in Racine–Full Day $66   

Thursday, October 6 FULL 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Karen Bergenthal will lead a tour to nearby Racine to
visit two of Wright’s most famous creations, the S.C.
Johnson Administration Building (1939) and Wingspread
Conference Center (1939)—a rare opportunity to see both
iconic sites in a single day. You will also tour the Racine
Art Museum, home of one of North America’s most
significant collections of contemporary crafts. Lunch, at a
restaurant overlooking Lake Michigan, is included in the
price. The bus will stop at the Jane Austen Tea before
returning to the hotel.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Racine–Half $49   

Friday, October 7 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  

This half-day tour to Racine with Karen Bergenthal will
thoroughly investigate the Wright-designed S.C. Johnson
Administration Building. Enjoy an early lunch at a restaurant overlooking Lake Michigan (included in the tour price) before returning to the Hyatt Regency for the AGM opening plenary session.

FULL Milwaukee, Wright & More $45   

Sunday, October 9 
8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  

Karen Bergenthal will lead a post-AGM tour of three
significant Milwaukee residences. The 1892 Flemish
Renaissance Revival Pabst Mansion contrasts with Frank
Lloyd Wright’s 1916 Frederick Bogk house, still in private hands and rarely open for public viewing. Russell Barr Williamson’s Bours House (1922) illuminates Wright’s legacy to other architects.

A Day in Kohler - Kohler Design Center  $70   

Monday, October 10 FULL 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The Kohler Design Center, 36,000 square feet of kitchen and bath concepts, is a renowned destination for cutting- edge designers. After lunch at the Horse & Plow pub at the American Club, the Midwest’s only AAA five- diamond resort, browse at the nearby Shops at Woodlake Kohler. (Tour price includes lunch in the pub.) Conclude the day by viewing the contemporary and craft- related art at the surprising John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. Wisconsin’s full autumn color will fill the countryside you experience on this relaxing and fascinating day with JASNA friends.

A tour registration form is available on the registration page (click on link below).  You may fill out the form online, and your total will be automatically calculated.  Please make two copies, keep one for your files, and mail the second to East Town Travel with your payment, following the directions on the form.