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    • 06/17/2019
    • 06/24/2019
    • England

    We're taking a group trip to the UK in June of 2019!  Our trip will be hitting many Regency era highlights including Jane Austen sites, HMS Victory, Apsley House, the Royal Pavillion in Brighton, and more.  Further details are posted on our UK Group Trip pageThere is currently one additional space available on the trip.  To inquire about joining the trip, please be sure to contact us at info@varegency.org.  The trip must be paid for in full no later than April 15, 2019.

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    • 06/22/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 801 Front St., Norfolk, VA
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    Commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Craney Island, the key action during the War of 1812 that kept Norfolk out of the hands of the British, at a living history event hosted at historic Fort Norfolk.  Volunteers for this event will engage with the public to help other reenactors bring this important event in Virginia history to life.  A dinner on Saturday evening is included with registration and a limited number of spaces in the barracks are available for those wishing to spend the night Friday or Saturday.  Period attire is required for this event and registration must be completed no later than June 15.

    • 08/03/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • 8990 Woodlawn Road, Fort Belvoir, VA
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    Letters shape the plot of many novels of the Regency period, such as Captain Wentworth's letter at the end of "Persuasion". This hour long lecture (10:30am - 11:30am), accompanied by a slideshow of original artwork and artifacts and a hands-on display will explore the writing pedagogy of the Regency including writing companions and letter manuals, the different styles of handwriting and their associations, the material culture of writing including inkwells, paper, ink, pens, seals, and post office stamps, and the social context of writing literacy and for men and women of different classes.

    Writing Workshop (additional fee, 12:30pm - 3:00pm): Following a brief break for lunch (on your own), this hands-on workshop will let participants try their hands at different aspects of writing in the Regency, including cutting a quill pen, practicing letters in a copybook with quill and iron gall ink, and writing, 'locking', and sealing a letter.  Registration for the workshop portion of this event will only be available to RSV members through June 14.  Space in the workshop is limited, to so be certain to reserve your spot by registering now!

    Our lecturer and workshop leader, R. B. Bartgis, is an annual participant at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, a conservator technician at a national institution, and public historian who gives living history presentations and workshops relating to the material culture of literacy at museums, historic sites, and colleges throughout the eastern U.S.


    • 08/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 2050 James Monroe Parkway Charlottesville, VA
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    The RSV is looking for volunteers to assist James Monroe's Highland by inspiring the next generation of history buffs!  Local young  American Girl enthusiasts will gather at Highland for the historic home's annual afternoon of historically-inspired games, crafts, and educational stations.  The RSV will be hosting a table with clothing from the early 19th century to introduce attendees to the fashions of the period.  Volunteers will be required to come in period attire and lunch will be provided.  Please register no later than August 17.

    • 09/26/2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • 09/29/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 1273 North Point Farm Rd. King William, VA
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    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 and will once again welcome RSV Member-Friendly Merchant, Miriam's Yarns and Fibers, for an exclusive sari "trunk show" during the 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 May 1.  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.

    • 11/02/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 1250 Flank Rd, Petersburg, VA
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    The Regency Society of Virginia requests the honor of your company for our Victory Ball at the lovely Country Club of Petersburg.  We welcome dancers of all experience levels to indulge in an evening of Regency music and dance, complete with good food and excellent company.  Regency attire is admired but is not required for this event.  Please be sure to register by October 26 to reserve your spot at one of the highlights of the RSV year!  (No ticket sales are available at the door.)  For more information about the ball, be sure to check out the Victory Ball main page.

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