A Jane Austen Weekend in Vermont!

The Governor’s House in Hyde Park will be hosting another Jane Austen event this coming weekend August 13 -15, 2010  ~ topic is Sense and Sensibility.

 Jane Austen Weekend: Sense & Sensibility
The Governor’s House in Hyde Park
Friday to Sunday, August 13-15, 2010

http://www.OneHundredMain.com/jane_austen.html
802-888-6888, tollfree 866-800-6888 or info@OneHundredMain.com

 Reservations are required! 

A leisurely weekend of literary-inspired diversions has something for every Jane Austen devoteé. Slip quietly back into Regency England in a beautiful old mansion. Take afternoon tea. Listen to Mozart. Bring your needlework. Share your thoughts at a discussion of Sense & Sensibility and how the movies stand up to the book.  Attend the talk entitled ~ “Making Sense of Jane Austen’s World” * ~  Test your knowledge of Sense & Sensibility 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. Dress in whichever century suits you. It’s not Bath, but it is Hyde Park and you’ll love Vermont circa 1800. 

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* “Making Sense of Jane Austen’s World” – Inn owner Suzanne Boden will be talking on the architecture, furnishings and other decorative arts of the Regency Period; Deb Barnum of JASNA-Vermont [yours truly] will be talking about travel in the late 18th and early 19th century – the horse and carriage era – and how Austen’s characters travelled in Sense & Sensibility – [and there is a lot of moving about in this book!]

*Or come for just an afternoon or evening and choose from these activities:

  • Informal Talk with Coffee and Dessert, Friday, 8:00 p.m., $14.00
  • Afternoon Tea, Saturday, 3:00 p.m., $20.00
  •  Book Discussion and Dinner, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., $35.00
  •  Jane Austen Quiz and Sunday Brunch, Sunday, 11:30 a.m., $15.00
  • All four activities: $75.00

The Governor’s House in Hyde Park
100 Main St
Hyde Park, VT 05655
http://www.OneHundredMain.com/jane_austen.html
802-888-6888, tollfree 866-800-6888 or info@OneHundredMain.com

**If you cannot make this weekend, make a note on your calendars of the  following dates as well:

series 3: Sense and Sensibility
Friday evening talk: Making Sense of the Regency World

Friday – Sunday, September 10 – 12, 2010
Friday – Sunday, January 7 – 9, 2011

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and for your 2011 calendar:

series 4: Persuasion
Friday evening talk: Captain Wentworth’s Royal Navy
Friday – Sunday, January, 28 – 30, 2011
[other dates TBA]

4 thoughts on “A Jane Austen Weekend in Vermont!

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  2. Ladies and Gentlemen,
    This sounds like an outstanding weekend. Sadly, it is in conflitct with the the Battle of Plattsburg, NY Weekend.
    I will be at the beck-and-call of His Most Brittannic Majesty King George III and the Prince Regent. I’m the Grenadier Company (Coy.) Drummer for the illustrious “Olde Buffs”. That is, the American Contingent, of the 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foote.
    Besides battling up-start Americans, the highlight (IMHO) of the weekend is the McComb Ball. And enchanted evening in the Regency Period with live music. And this year, rumor has it the Regimental Drum Major may make an appearance!
    Mayhaps, it would be possible to move the date for next year? Something to think about. Aloha.
    Your Humble & Obediant Servant,
    Todd Espinoza, Drummer, 1st Coy., 1/III

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    • Hello Todd – thank you for your info on the Battle of Plattsburgh weekend [tell me which weekend of ours is it in conflict with yours?] – perhaps we should communicate when this event is next year so we Jane Austen / Regency period lovers can participate!
      Likewise, your humble servant [but alas!, not so obedient I am afraid],
      Deb

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    • Hello Todd – I am just getting to your reply on my Jane Austen in Vermont blog – here is what I wrote in case you do not see that:

      Thank you for your info on the Battle of Plattsburgh weekend [tell me which weekend of ours is it in conflict with yours?] – perhaps we should communicate when this event is next year so we Jane Austen / Regency period lovers can participate! Likewise, your humble servant [but alas!, not so obedient I am afraid], Deb ______________________________________

      So when is your Plattsburgh weekend? I would happily let everyone in our group know about it – is there a website I can cite to??

      Thanks for letting me know about you!

      Best, Deb

      Best regards, Deb Barnum at Bygone Books Bygone Books PO Box 5034 Burlington VT 05402 802-343-2294 email: books@bygonebooksvermont.com website: http://www.bygonebooksvermont.com blog: http://bygonebooks.wordpress.com Jane Austen Society of North America JASNA-Vermont: JASNAVermont@gmail.com blog: https://janeausteninvermont.wordpress.com

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