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Regency dance practices return once more for the RSV! Join us for a casual class and familiarize yourself with the basics of early 19th century English Country Dancing. No experience is necessary to participate and there is no need to bring a partner. All are welcome and there is no charge to take part in the lesson regardless of your membership status with the RSV. We do ask that you please register for each session you wish to attend in order to give us an idea of how many to expect.
Join us at beautiful Caledon State Park for their History and Culture Day! We are looking for volunteers willing to help at stations that will allow visitors to explore the history of the site formerly owned by War of 1812 veteran Gustavus Brown Alexander. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park. Period attire is required for this event. Please register by May 27.
Help inject a little Regency into a Victorian atmosphere by volunteering to assist with a Jane Austen Tea Program hosted by the Hunter House Victorian Museum. (Interested in attending the program instead of volunteering? Visit the Hunter House's Event page for more information!) We are searching for individuals willing to demonstrate and help teach early 19th century dance to participants at two tea seatings: 2pm and 5pm. Period attire is required for this event. Please register no later than June 10 to help us know how many volunteers we will have available.
Enjoy a weekend in the Regency era with other ladies as enthusiastic about the time as you are! This 4-day/3-night event will be hosted at the beautiful North Point Plantation, an 18th century estate overlooking the Mattaponi River. Period attire is encouraged (but not required). Registration includes all lodging (shared beds) and meals for the duration of your stay. We will indulge in early 19th century amusements and pursuits throughout the long weekend. Space for this event is extremely limited so early registration is encouraged. Registration will open for RSV members on March 1, and will open for non-members on March 8. We are accepting both online and offline payments for this event. Payments made by check will be granted a $10 discount, however, the check must be received no later than one week after registration in order to hold a spot at the retreat. If you are unable to secure a space, be sure to add your name to the waitlist as we have often been able to pull from it in the past when a registrant is unable to attend. Registration will close for this event on September 1.
The RSV is delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the annual Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Conference being hosted in Hampton, Virginia this year. As a part of the event, the organizers wish to create a timeline to share the positive contributions African-Americans have had throughout American history. In keeping with the desires of the AAHGS, we are seeking to represent the Early Republic period with a group that is "diverse, ranging in age from young children whose parents bring them along to events, to the elderly, and portray events consistent with present day understanding of African American history." Period attire is required for this event and, in order to offer the most educational experience for conference attendees, must be as accurate as possible. Please register no later than October 7 so we can gauge participation.
Don't miss out on one of the highlights of the RSV year! Join us for our annual Victory Ball, hosted once again at the beautiful Country Club of Petersburg. Delight in a varied program of early 19th century dances, stirring music, excellent food, and (even if we do say it ourselves...) superb company. You ticket includes admission to the ball with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a practice session the day of the ball. Period attire is greatly admired but not required. You do not need to be an RSV member to attend. Get the latest updates by checking out our Victory Ball Main Page but be sure to register no later than October 10 since there will be no ticket sales at the door!
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