In my ongoing posts on the variety of summer events featuring Jane Austen, here are two upcoming events this June, both sponsored by JASNA regions in New York State.
Here are the details: please visit the websites for more information on how to register…
War of 1812 Bicentennial and Jane Austen Weekend
Mumford, New York – June 22 & 23, 2013 – Both war and civility of the early 19th century come alive at Genesee Country Village & Museum June 22 & 23, from 10am to 4pm. Details are here: http://www.gcv.org/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eid=15
A verity of period activities have been planned to celebrate both the 200 anniversary of the War of 1812 and the publishing of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice:
The 23rd US Regiment of Infantry will read the Declaration of War and recruit men and women to fight for our young nation against the tyranny of King George III. See target shooting, military uniform displays, and tactical demonstrations to better understand the way war was waged in upstate New York.
The Jane Austen Society of North America: Rochester Chapter will attempt a marathon reading of Miss Austen’s most famous work, Pride and Prejudice. There will also be lectures and demonstrations of Social Etiquette, the Secret Language of the Fan, and an 1812 Fashion show.
The Country Dancers of Rochester (CDR) will demonstrate English Country Dancing and encourage visitor to participate in a few easy dances on the village Square. On Saturday, June 22nd from 6pm to 9pm, CDR will also play host at a Netherfield Ball. Open to the public, this ball is a chance to be Miss Bennet or Mr. Darcy and dance an evening away as Miss Austen herself would have done. Enjoy live music, lively dancing, and light refreshments. Space is limited; purchase tickets by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk through the village to see life in a small town on the brink of war. Visit the merchants; maybe buy a bonnet or take a carriage ride. Drop in on the Militia Camp, or try your hand at quill pen writing. There is so much to do for all ages. Find out more at www.gcv.org.
- The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.
- Country Dancers of Rochester sponsors traditional New England Contra Dances and English country dances.
- The 23rd US Regiment of Infantry is dedicated to learning about history by recreating it.
- The Genesee Country Village & Museum was founded with the goal of preserving prime examples of architecture from upstate New York to provide historical context for the telling of the history of New York State and America in the 19th century.
View flyer for the event here: War of 1812 Weekend Press Release 13-06-22
Contact: Lisa Brown
Co-Coordinator of the Rochester Region
Jane Austen Society of North America
Jasnaroc [at ] mail [dot] com
JASNA-NY Capital Region’s 2nd Annual Retreat
Next up is the Jane Austen Society of North America-New York Capital Region’s 2nd Annual Retreat, this year on Jane Austen’s Persuasion
When: June 30-July 1, 2013
Where: Wiawaka Holiday House in Lake George, New York
Join the Jane Austen Society North America-New York Capital Region for the 2nd Annual Jane Austen Retreat at Wiawaka on Lake George. Participants of the weekend will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen’s world through facilitated discussions of Persuasion, viewing and discussion of filmed adaptations of the novel, display of period dress, and presentations from well-known Austen speaker Lisa Brown and local author Marilyn Rothstein. The retreat will conclude with a picnic tea on the grounds. (Bring a lawn chair!)
In addition to planned events, the retreat will allow time for you to enjoy the splendors of the beautiful Lake George setting by exploring the cottages and grounds, the gardens, the docks and the lakes.
Schedule of Retreat Events
Sunday, June 30
- Morning Registration
- Afternoon Lunch
- Introductions and opening discussion
- Presentation: Introduction to the Regency Era (Marilyn Rothstein)
- Presentation: Period Navy uniforms and regalia (Lisa Brown)
- Evening Dinner
- View Persuasion film and discuss
Monday, July 1
- Morning Breakfast and discussion of novel
- Presentation: “How Captain Wentworth Made His Fortune” (Lisa Brown)
- Afternoon Picnic Tea
Registration and Costs
- Members of JASNA: $15
- Non-members: $25* [If you join JASNA before the Retreat, you will pay the member price]
View flyer for the event here: Retreat Flyer New Draft
See The Wiawaka Holiday House website for information about costs for lodging and meals and to make your reservation.
To learn more about the Retreat or the JASNA-New York Capital Region, contact:
Pat Friesen, Regional Coordinator at: mcfriesen2 [at] gmail [dot] com
Hurray, this one is not so very far from me and I am planning on going – who can resist 2 days of learning, viewing, and discussing Persuasion! Anyone want to join me?
Other events posted about:
Stay tuned – more to come!