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  • 07/27/2017 4:03 PM | Anonymous

    We've upgraded so that our mailing list is now integrated with our website.  That might not sound terribly exciting but having the two linked means that we can deliver information to you even more efficiently. 

    In order to continue to ensure that you receive information about upcoming events, we ask that you do the following:

    MEMBERS: (Including those members whose dues have lapsed)  Please log in by clicking the "log in" button at the upper left-hand corner of the website and view your profile to ensure that the correct e-mail address is listed.  (Just FYI for those whose memberships have expired:  You'll still receive e-mails sent to our general mailing list however only current members will receive special updates sent out to active members.  If you would like to renew your membership, you can do so through your profile.)

    NON-MEMBERS:  If you would like to continue to receive our e-mails, you will need to give us permission to send them to you by visiting the Subscribe page, filling in the required information, and clicking on "subscribe."

    That's all there is to it!  Thanks so very much for your cooperation so that we can bring you the latest in RSV news and events!

  • 06/12/2017 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    We're very much looking forward to spending an evening hearing a selection of early 19th century sea chanteys this Wednesday, June 14 at MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center.  Do join us for the FREE program, "Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates: Sailors and Sea Chanteys in the War of 1812."  Early 19th century attire is encouraged but not required.

    The RSV will be helping out by providing some period-inspired finger foods for the reception afterwards and we are looking to augment what our volunteers have already committed to bringing.  If you are available and willing to assist us by bringing a finger food for the reception, please contact us as soon as possible at

    We have also extended the deadline for registering for the Saturday, June 24 event commemorating the Battle of Craney Island.  Registration will now remain open until June 21 so that you may join us for our picnic on the grounds of Fort Norfolk.  Please do take advantage of the opportunity to spend a day in this often-overlooked Norfolk treasure!

  • 04/10/2017 5:34 PM | Anonymous

    RSV Members!  The first member to e-mail us at will win a FREE ticket to "The Fiora Betrayal", a Regency Murder Mystery.  The event is scheduled to be held in Portsmouth, Virginia on May 20 at 7PM.  Act now...we only have one! :)

  • 03/07/2017 7:54 AM | Stacy Weissner

    For all those interested in heading out to Kentucky for North America's largest Jane Austen Festival, July 14-16, please e-mail us at or reply to the Jane Austen Festival post in the Member Chatter forum in the Members Only section of the website (login to access it).

    If you would like to be included in the RSV contingent (and take advantage of carpools, division of lodging costs, group registration for the festival), be sure to let us know as soon as possible via e-mail or the forum.  We'd love to see a huge group of RSVers out there!

  • 02/25/2017 8:10 AM | Anonymous
    In honor of the bicentennial of James Monroe's first inauguration as President, the James Monroe Museum is hosting a reenactment of that event on March 4 on the campus of the University of Mary Washington.  Any RSV member who would like to participate is encouraged to register by February 28 in order to ensure that we get the relevant information to those who are planning to attend.  The event is free and those who attend in period attire will be welcome to stand behind the Presidential party at the podium during the ceremonies.  A reception will follow.  Click here to get more information and to register!

    That same weekend, on Sunday, March 5, the Moses Myers House in Norfolk is hosting their monthly "History Speaks" talk.  This month's subject will be what life was like for a young lady growing up in the early Republic.  You are welcome to attend in period attire. Click here for more information.

  • 01/25/2017 6:05 PM | Anonymous

    One of the exciting things that we discussed at our annual meeting was the possibility of taking a group trip to England in 2019.  We're still in the exploratory stages of this trip but likely destinations will be London, Bath, Lyme Regis, and Portsmouth.  Interested in getting the latest news on the trip?  Be sure to register on the events page!  Registration does not oblige you to go, it simply lets us know who's interested and gets you on a mailing list to receive updates on the trip as we get them.

  • 01/22/2017 7:54 PM | Anonymous

    We've got the bulk of our 2017 calendar up on the Events page!  In addition to multiple volunteer opportunities, old favorites like the Ladies' Retreat and the Victory Ball are back.  We're also exploring taking a group trip to the UK in 2019, so if you're interested in possibly going, be sure to register so that you can get updates via e-mail.  There will be more events going up and several events whose registrations are not currently open will be soon.

    We hope to see you often in 2017!

  • 01/13/2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    Join us on February 4 as we learn about the life experienced by the enslaved population at James and Dolley Madison's Montpelier.  The RSV will be meeting at the Ettrick-Matoaca Library for a presentation hosted by the Chesterfield County Public Library System.  Ms. Charmain Crowell-White will discuss life on the plantation from the perspective of Sukey, a slave woman owned by the Madisons.  Registration is required to see what promises to be a fascinating one-woman show.  If you would like to register with the RSV, please do so by January 22.  (Miss the deadline?  No worries!  You can still attend by registering as an individual through February 3 through the Chesterfield County Public Library website.)

  • 01/08/2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous
    If you want a quick look at all of the things that we did over the course of 2016, be sure to visit our "Past Events" page for a video synopsis of the year.

    Once again, thank you to all of the members and friends who helped to make 2016 another successful RSV year!  We look forward to seeing you throughout 2017!

  • 01/05/2017 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    Since much of Virginia is going to be dealing with snowfall this weekend, we have determined that it would be in the best interest of our members to reschedule our Twelfth Night Dinner.  Therefore, we will be celebrating Twelfth Night a week later, on January 14, at the Hanover Tavern.

    If you registered for the original date and will be unable to make it, please contact us at by January 8 to let us know how you wish your refund to be handled. 

    We have also reopened registration until January 8 so that anyone who may be able to join us now may do so!  Visit the event listing to register!

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