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  • 12/02/2019 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Don't miss out on our earliest 2020 events!  Tickets are now available for our annual Twelfth Night Dinner (January 4) and for an outing to see a stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (February 1).  RSV members can access discounts and early ticketing by logging in to the website.  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 12/02/2019 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    The Regency Society of Virginia is currently taking nominations for the full slate of officer positions on the 2020-2021 RSV Board (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary).  If you would like to submit your name as a candidate, be sure to e-mail us at info@varegency.org no later than December 15 and let us know the office for which you would like to run.  Officer candidates must be a voting member in good standing of the RSV.   Elections will begin December 16 and run through December 30.  Members, be sure to watch your e-mail for a link to online voting soon!

  • 10/18/2019 4:40 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that your Victory Ball ticket includes a "crash course" on the afternoon of the event so that you can have the figures fresh in your mind for the evening?  (What? You haven't gotten your ticket yet?  Be sure to purchase it by October 26 as they can't be purchased at the door! Click here to buy now!)  Join our dancing master, Mr. Charles Steplively, for this last-minute practice session the afternoon of the ball.  Dress is modern casual (be sure to wear comfortable shoes that will not easily come off).  The practice will be held at the Country Club of Petersburg ballroom from 12:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday, November 2 and no RSVP is required for ticket-holders.  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 10/04/2019 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    The weather is starting to cool off a bit here in the Old Dominion and it gets us thinking about our cooler weather events!  We've recently added a familiar favorite: the Christmas Open House at Hope Plantation.  Volunteers are needed to assist with a dance demonstration in the early afternoon after which you may take your leave or take part in the various activities around the grounds of the house.  Cooking demonstrations, carriage rides, live music, house tours, and more await you!  Please be sure to register by November 30!

    We have also had a few members add items to our Member Marketplace, our member-to-member "store" on the member side of our website.  Be sure to check out the new items to find a deal on Regency attire, accessories, and more.  (You must be logged in to access the member side of the site.)  Have a period-appropriate item that you wish to sell?  Visit the Member Marketplace for details on how to post your item!

  • 08/28/2019 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    We're looking for volunteers to walk with us in Smithfield's annual Christmas Parade, scheduled for the morning of Saturday, December 21.  There is no fee to march in the parade but we do require that volunteers be capable of walking the parade route (about one mile) and wear early 19th century attire.  To make sure that you get all of the latest information on participating, be sure to register by December 16!

  • 08/21/2019 9:27 PM | Anonymous

    Our members are the best part of our organization and we love to hear about their achievements--particularly when it involves history!  So, we want to give a shout out to one of our own, Michelle Hamilton, for her newly published book, Etiquette in Jane Austen's England!  Congratulations, Michelle, and may you enjoy great success!

  • 08/12/2019 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    For those looking forward to our Victory Ball on November 2, you may now do so with this year's dance program in mind!  We have posted the list of dances (in alphabetical, rather than program, order) on the Victory Ball main page.  Instructions (and links to videos for many of the dances) will be posted shortly.  Haven't purchased your ticket for the Victory Ball yet?  Tickets are available to members and non-members alike through our events page!

  • 08/09/2019 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    We are delighted to welcome Regency Marketplace to our growing family of Member-Friendly Merchants!  Regency Marketplace offers a wide range of period reproductions and Regency-inspired goods for anyone who enjoys the simple elegance of the early 19th century.  The store is currently in the midst of a summer sale and will soon launch its "Jane Austen Box," a subscription box devoted to all things Jane Austen and Regency!  In other words, it's a great time to use that new discount!  RSV Members can now save 15% on their purchases by using the coupon code found on the members' side of the site.  Thank you to Regency Marketplace for its generous support of the Regency Society of Virginia and its members!

  • 07/31/2019 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    Once again, we have reserved a block of rooms for our out of town guests attending the Victory Ball.   Those in need of lodging can contact the Country Inn and Suites (130 Wagner Rd., Petersburg) at 804-861-4355 and request the "Victory Ball Rate" to secure a room.  Two types of rooms are available:  a Queen Suite (2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa) for $119/night plus taxes and fees, and a King Room (1 king bed) for $99/night plus taxes and fees.  Reservations must be made no later than October 2 in order to get the event rates.

  • 06/06/2019 9:36 AM | Anonymous

    We've had a lot of requests for an event focused on writing and penmanship in the early 19th century and we are pleased to announce that we have finalized details on a workshop in August!  This two-part event, to be held on August 3, will be led by R. B. Bartgis, a public historian and conservator technician who has given lectures on the material culture of literacy throughout the eastern U.S.  "Writing in Austen's England" will begin with an hour-long lecture on the ins and outs of writing and literacy during the first decades of the 19th century.  For those of you who want to get more hands-on, we will conclude with a workshop which will allow you to practice cutting a quill, writing letters in period style, as well as folding and sealing letters. 

    Pricing is available for both the lecture alone or a combination lecture/workshop admission, however, space is limited for the workshop portion of the event (and only open to non-members starting June 15).  Be sure to get your registration in soon to save your spot!

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