A Jane Austen Character Weekend ~ at the Governor’s House in Hyde Park, VT

Last August, the Governor’s House in Hyde Park Vermont hosted an “in character” Jane Austen Weekend.  One of the participants, Tess, who appeared as Miss Darcy, has prepared a delightful video of the weekend, capturing the antics of the likes of Mrs. Croft, Mrs. Elton, Isabella Thorpe, and other various Austen characters as they rode horses, engaged in archery and croquet and needlework, and danced the night away! Here is the video of the fun now on youtube for all to enjoy!

If you would like to take part in this Austen back-in-time adventure this coming year, you can sign up for the upcoming August 10-12, 2012 weekend by visiting the inn’s website here: http://www.onehundredmain.com/jane_austen.html – Mr. Collins anyone?

Book Giveaway announced! ~ and the winner is…

… Karen Field, who commented on 2-24-12 at 8:04 pm.  Congratulations Karen! you have won a copy of Jane Austen in Love: An Entertainment by Elsa Solender.  If you have a kindle [you mention that you do!], you can download the book here at Amazon.com, and I will reimburse you the $8.99 – or we will send you a copy of Dancing with Mr. Darcy, which includes Ms. Solender’s story “Second Thoughts.”  Please let me know which you prefer and your contact information.

If I don’t hear from you by Friday March 9, 2012, I will draw another name.

Thank you all for particpating, and to Elsa Solender for her gracious answers to all my questions!

Copyright @2012 Jane Austen in Vermont