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  • 08/17/2017 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Huzzah!  We have posted our dance program for this year's Victory Ball on the Victory Ball main page.  Notations and links to videos (where available) for each of the dances will be added shortly.  Stay tuned for announcements about dance practices soon, too!

    And don't forget to purchase your tickets for the ball as there will be no sales at the door.  To register, visit the Victory Ball event page and click "register".  (If you're a member, be sure to log in to the RSV website in order to access your member discount.  Not a member?  You could be!  Join before purchasing your ticket and you'll be eligible for the member discount, too.  Click here for more information about becoming a part of the RSV.)

  • 08/16/2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Don't miss out on our Autumnal Picnic coming up on September 9!  Bring a period dish to pass and enjoy an afternoon of period games and pleasant company at the Francis Land House in Virginia Beach.  Everyone who registers by September 1 will have a tour of the c. 1805 manor included!  Both members and non-members are encouraged to attend and while period attire is encouraged, it is not required.  The event is FREE for RSV members and just $5/person for non-members.  For more information and to register, visit the event page.

  • 08/08/2017 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Come one, come all!  You can now purchase tickets for our upcoming Victory Ball!

    Included in your registration ($35/members, $45/non-members) is, of course, dancing (called once again by the incomparable "Mr. Charles Steplively") and live music (from Dean Herington and Becky Ross), refreshments, and a "crash course" dance practice the day of the event.  Both Regency and modern semi-formal attire are welcome, so don't let the lack of period duds keep you from joining us!

    Registration closes October 14, so don't miss out!

  • 07/28/2017 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Our Regency Tea was sold out but we have had a cancellation which means one lucky person who was unable to attend can now join us!  Just visit the event listing to register.  (And if someone beats you to it, you can still add your name to the waitlist should we have another cancellation between now and the event.  Just remember that we need you to register by July 30!

  • 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 info@varegency.org.

    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 info@varegency.org 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 info@varegency.org 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.

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