"...History, an inexhaustible fund of entertainment 
                           & instruction."

-James Madison

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Upcoming events

    • 09/09/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

    Bring a period dish to pass, picnicking accoutrements for your party and join us for a fall picnic at the site of the c. 1805 Francis Land House!  There will be period games and great company to enjoy along with the food.  A tour of the house will also be included for those who register.  This event is FREE for members and just $5/person for non-members.  The RSV will be providing drinks so please be sure to register by September 1 so that all may be accommodated.  

    • 09/28/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10/01/2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Spring Grove, VA
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    We're pleased to announce that as of February 9, 2017, our Regency Ladies' Retreat is sold out.  If you'd still like to join us, be sure to add your name to our waiting list.  Should space become available, wait listed registrants will be contacted in the order that they registered.

    Ladies of the RSV are invited to attend our third Regency Retreat!  We'll be spending the extended weekend indulging in period activities, food, and fun in a manor house overlooking the James River.  While period attire is strongly encouraged, it is not required.  Your registration fee ($120/RSV members and $135/non-members) includes accommodation and food for the entire weekend.  A $75 deposit (applied towards your registration fee) is required to hold your place and the balance for this event must be paid in full by September 1

    • 10/14/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 120 Reservation Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

    We're seeking volunteers to demonstrate early 19th century dancing to the public at the annual Chesapeake Waterways Heritage Festival at 11am and 1pm.  More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event.  Please register by Oct 1 to let us know that you'll be there!

    • 10/21/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Country Club of Petersburg,

    Dance the evening away in elegant early 19th century fashion at our Victory Ball!  Your registration fee includes a pre-ball "crash course" dance practice, live music by Dean Herington and Becky Ross as Mr. Charles Steplively leads you expertly through our program of late 18th and early 19th century dances, as well as refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks.  (A cash bar will be available.)  Just $35 for RSV members, $45/non-members.  Both modern evening and early 19th century period attire are welcome.  Registration closes October 14.  Further details will be available and updated regularly on our main Victory Ball page.

    • 11/04/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
    • 17

    Ready for a "Whodunit?" of Regency era proportions?  We hope so!  You are invited to attend this MEMBERS ONLY (ages 16 and above) event on November 4 at the c. 1805 Francis Land House.  After registering, you will be given a role to assume at this guided murder mystery party.  We ask that you do come in period attire appropriate for your character to help keep in the spirit of the event.  Your registration includes admission to the event and light refreshments.  Space is limited so be sure to register by October 1, 2017 so that you won't miss out!

    • 12/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Hope Plantation, 132 Hope House Rd., Windsor, NC 27983

    Help celebrate the season in Federal Era style.  We're looking  for volunteers to join us as we demonstrate dance to visitors and explain its importance to the social interaction of the period.  This is a costume required event.  Please register by November 30 to let us know that you'll be in attendance.

    • 06/01/2019
    • England

    We're looking into a group trip to the UK in June of 2019.  (Dates are yet to be determined.) We don't have details as of yet but likely destinations for this 5-7 day trip will be Bath and London.  Register to receive updates on trip details as they come in.  There is no obligation with registration.


Past events

08/05/2017 Regency Tea
06/24/2017 Battle of Craney Island
06/14/2017 "Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate: Sailors and Sea Chanteys in the War of 1812. An Evening with the Crew of the USS Constellation."
06/10/2017 Richmond Canal Boat Tour
05/06/2017 Regency Day at Historic Halifax
04/29/2017 Girl Scout Day at Highland
04/22/2017 Harper's Ferry 1812 Recruiting Day
04/06/2017 Hope Plantation Living History Day
04/03/2017 Hope Plantation Living History Day
03/25/2017 Hope Plantation's "Tea With Mrs. Stone"
03/04/2017 Bicentennial of James Monroe's First Inauguration
03/03/2017 Hope Plantation Living History Day
02/04/2017 Sukey: Life With Dolley Madison
01/21/2017 RSV Annual Meeting
01/14/2017 Fourth Annual Twelfth Night Dinner
12/17/2016 Holidays at Poplar Forest
12/04/2016 Hope Plantation Christmas Open House
11/18/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
11/06/2016 Little Belt Affair Marker Dedication
11/05/2016 DAR Museum Visit
11/03/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
10/27/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
10/13/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
10/09/2016 Chesapeake Waterways Heritage Festival
10/06/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
09/22/2016 Second Annual Regency Ladies Retreat
09/10/2016 An Early 19th Century Picnic
08/26/2016 Regency Dance Practice
08/12/2016 Regency Dance Practice
08/06/2016 Turban Sewing Day
07/29/2016 Regency Dance Practice
07/13/2016 An Evening with Admiral Lord Nelson
07/08/2016 Regency Dance Practice
07/04/2016 Independence Day at Poplar Forest
07/01/2016 Regency Dance Practice
06/17/2016 Regency Dance Practice
06/11/2016 Regency Nature Hike
06/04/2016 Francis Land Family Fun Day
06/03/2016 Regency Dance Practice
05/28/2016 Love and Friendship Regional Movie Outing
05/27/2016 Regency Dance Practice
05/07/2016 Bacon's Castle Garden Party
05/07/2016 Highland Girl Scout Day
04/30/2016 12th US Infantry Regiment Recruiting Rendezvous
04/22/2016 Regency Dance Practice
04/01/2016 Regency Dance Class
03/24/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
03/21/2016 Hope Plantation Living History Day
02/27/2016 "Let Freedom Ring" Bell-Ringing
02/20/2016 "Conway and Robinson" Exhibition Tour
01/16/2016 RSV Annual Meeting
01/02/2016 3rd Annual Twelfth Night Dinner
12/12/2015 Holidays at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
12/06/2015 Hope Plantation Christmas Open House
11/15/2015 Ash Lawn-Highland Open House
11/07/2015 Montpelier Hunt Races
11/03/2015 Hope Plantation Living History Day
10/27/2015 Hope Plantation Living History Day
10/24/2015 Victory Ball
10/20/2015 Hope Plantation Living History Day
10/18/2015 Jewelry in the Early 19th Century
10/10/2015 Harvest Picnic
10/02/2015 Victory Ball Dance Practice
09/11/2015 Victory Ball Practice
08/22/2015 Richmond Theater Fire Lecture
08/08/2015 Cape Henry War of 1812 Marker Dedication
07/16/2015 Regency Ladies' House Party

Want to see more past events?  Visit our Past Events page!

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