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!