The Governor’s House in Hyde Park, Vermont is offering several “Persuasion” related Jane Austen Weekends…you can sign up for the whole weekend or just take part in one or more of the activities. Please see below for all the information. This coming weekend September 5-7 is the next gathering!
Jane Austen Weekends
The Governor’s House in Hyde Park
100 Main Street
Hyde Park, Vermont
Friday – Sunday, September 5 – 7 [ December 12-14; January 9-11, 2009 ]
Reservations required: call 802-888-6888
802 888-6888 info@OneHundredMain.com
A leisurely weekend of literary-inspired diversions has something for every Jane Austen devotee. Slip quietly back into Regency England in a beautiful old mansion where Jane herself would feel at home. Take afternoon tea. Listen to Mozart. Bring your needlework. Share your thoughts at a discussion of Persuasion and how the movie stands up to the book. Attend the talk entitled “The Time of Jane Austen”. Test your knowledge of Persuasion and the Regency period and possibly take home a prize. Take a carriage ride. For the gentleman there are riding and fly fishing as well as lots of more modern diversions if a whole weekend of Jane is not his cup of tea. Join every activity or simply indulge yourself quietly all weekend watching the movies. And imagine the interesting conversation with a whole houseful of Jane’s readers under one roof. Dress in whichever century suits you. It’s not Bath, but it is Hyde Park and you’ll love Vermont circa 1800.
Jane Austen Weekend rates start at $295 for singles and $260 per person for doubles and include two nights’ lodging, Friday evening’s talk over dessert and coffee, full breakfast on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon tea, Saturday dinner and book discussion, early Sunday Continental breakfast, and the Jane Austen quiz with Sunday brunch. 9% Vermont tax is additional. The usual cancellation policy applies.
Or come for just a single event and choose from these activities this weekend: [reservations required 802-888-6888]
*Informal Talk with Coffee and Dessert, Friday, 8:00 p.m., $14.00: “Jane Austen’s Royal Navy and its importance in the novel Persuasion“
*Afternoon Tea, Saturday, 3:00 p.m., $20.00
*Book Discussion and Dinner, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., $35.00: “Persuasion and how the Movies Stand up to the Book”
*Jane Austen Quiz and Sunday Brunch, Sunday, 11:30 a.m., $15.00
[All four activities: $75.00]
100 Main Street • Hyde Park, VT 05655