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Jane Austen Society of North America
Puget Sound Region

Program of Events

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Regency House Party


Registration is now closed. If you would like to join us, please email us at:

We may have a cancellation and will be able to add you.

For your amusement, you are invited to a celebration of edification and entertainment.  Please join your fellow members of the Ton at a mansion in the center of Seattle.

It will be a gathering at the height of elegance and refinement. You will be risking your reputation if you do not attend.
Every effort has been made to satisfy your high standards in refreshments and performance.

To include:
1:00 pm: Mary Mintz, President of the Jane Austen Society of North America, will speak on 
  "Jane Austen's Reputation: Highlights of Her First Century in America's Periodicals" 
2:15 pm: A visit from Mr. Collins, who will read from Fordyce's Sermons for the edification and moral guidance of his cousins, the Bennet sisters. If you would improve yourself, you will not sneak off with Lydia.

2:30 pm: Fashion Parade à la Mode

3:30 pm: Card playing and Games of Chance

4:30 pm:  No-host bar - Gold Room Signature Drink: The Emma!

Retire to dress for the evening or relax in the drawing room

5:30 pm: Dinner - Dining Room

7:00 to 10pm - Ball with experienced caller, Laura Mé, accompanied by Musicians of the Highest Reputation.

We are looking forward to seeing you there - member pricing (for members of JASNA, Washington Regency Society, Somewhere in Time Unlimited or English Country Dancers) is $65.00 ($95.00 for non-members) to attend the full day for afternoon entertainments, elegant banquet and an evening ball.  If you wish to attend the ball only, the cost for members is $25.00 ($35.00 for non-members.)

This event has been heavily subsidized to make it available to most of our members. JASNA is sponsoring the talk from President Mary Mintz, two local members are underwriting the cost of renting the Women's University Club, our friends from Washington Regency Society are creating a fashion show at no cost to us,  games and other entertainments will be handled by our members for no fee, and our JASNA Puget Sound Region is underwriting some of the remaining costs.  All of this is to ensure that our first big party after the pandemic will be elegant as well as affordable for our members.

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