The Middle Tennessee chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) meets 4-5 times a year.
Upcoming 2014 Programs:
Feb.: Coordinator: Andrea Hearn; Reader's Theater Rendition of "Lovers' Vows" -4:00 pm Vanderbilt Alumni Hall." May 18: Presenter; Bridget McAdam; "Lizzie Bennet Diaries." Summer: Popcorn and a Movie: "Pride and Prejudice-Having a Ball." Oct. Book Discussion of MANSFIELD PARK. Dec. Celebrating Jane's Birthday with Music and Cards."
Annual Jane Austen Festival, Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, 2013 at
Historic Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky
The 6rd Annual Jane Austen Festival will take
place at beautiful Historic Locust Grove located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane,
Louisville, KY (www.locustgrove.org)
Inside the Visitors’ Center a four-course Afternoon Tea will take place each day and is $20 per
person.Also a Silent Auction of lovely
Regency era items and Jane Austen memorabilia will be offered.
Back by popular demand is the special children’s tea which will take place on Sunday afternoon at the
last tea time.Children aged 4-12 are
invited to attend with an adult and have their own special menu sure to
please.They will have their photo taken
with Mr. Darcy & Miss Elizabeth Bennett, have a regency themed craft
project, and take home their own pretty cup and saucer-all for $15.00
of “Meryton” will be set-up outside and will have vendors
from throughout the Midwest and Canada who specialize in Regency era wares such
as fabric, shoes, bonnets, patterns, jewelry, tea sets, tea and much, much
New this year,
“Elizabeth & Darcy-A Love Story, a play written by Greater Louisville
member, Alana Gillett.The 45 minute
presentation requires a separate ticket ($10).
Also new, a Regency Promenade on Saturday. Come dress in
your Regency attire as we attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record
number of people in Regency attire.$1
per person registration fee, which will be donated to the Jane Austen House
Museum in Chawton, England.
Engage with the crew of the HMS Acasta, members of His
Majesty’s Royal Navy who will demonstrate the real lives of sailors as they go
about their business, ie signal flag demo, playing cricket, sextant demos and
The log and stone buildings on the grounds will host the
Regency men’s club called the “Hellfire Club”, and The Earl of Sandwich snack
shop. Common Stock Entertainment will entertain young and old alike with shadow
puppets, old-fashioned, kid-friendly peep shows, and other 18th
Other talks and
demonstrations to be held under the tent include “Dressing Mr. Darcy” and the ever-popular Regency Style show.While a
display of Regency fashion will be located in the Grand Parlor in the house
all-day both days.
At the Village Green
each day demonstrations of Bare Knuckle Boxing, a Duel Between Gentlemen and a
will take place on Saturday, July 20 in conjunction with the local English
Country Dance Society at Spalding University.Advance reservation required ($20
per person) and not included with festival admission.
be offered: Regency Capote Bonnet, Regency Straw Poke Bonnet and Turbans
Through Time. ($30, $30 & $25 each)
Admission to the festival is $12 each day and includes
admission to the ca. 1790 Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark.Recently intensive research and restoration
has completely changed the interior of the home to the period when
Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark, lived in the House, 1809-1818.
The Greater Louisville Region of the Jane Austen Society of
North America (JASNA) was founded in July of 2007.They meet monthly at Historic Locust Grove.
The Jane Austen Festival has become a very successful event with approximately
1,700 attending from 18 states and Canada in 2012.
For information about
JASNA, visit www.jasna.organd to
purchase tickets for workshops, the ball, afternoon tea and admission, visit www.jasnalouisville.comOn-line pre-registration begins June 1st.
Media questions can be forwarded to Bonny Wise, Regional
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 502-727-3917 (cell)Mrs. Wise
can provide high res photos and is available for interviews.