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  • 01/04/2017 5:29 PM | James Tate

    When are membership fees and application due for 2017?

  • 01/04/2017 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    We are keeping an eye on the weather and trying to develop contingencies for our Twelfth Night gathering should snow and ice interfere.  If you have already registered for Twelfth Night, you should have received an email with a link to a brief questionnaire regarding cancellation or rescheduling.  Please be certain to respond as soon as possible! 

    Once we have received responses and discussed possible arrangements with Hanover Tavern, we will get back in touch with those of you who have registered for the original event. 

  • 12/26/2016 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    In the midst of your celebrations of the season, don't forget to register for our annual Twelfth Night Dinner.   Join us on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the historic Hanover Tavern for an evening of period entertainment, excellent food, and even more excellent company!  Your registration ($45/members; $60/non-members) includes all non-alcoholic beverages, fresh bread, salad, your choice of one of three entrees (filet mignon, sauteed crab cakes, or orecchiette), roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and dessert.  A social hour will begin at 5:30pm and dinner will start around 6:30pm.

    You must pre-register in order to join us and registration closes on December 31, 2016.  Click here to register.

    We look forward to spending our first event of 2017 with you!

  • 12/16/2016 10:12 AM | Anonymous

    Due to concerns about the weather during the hours that our volunteers would have been traveling to Poplar Forest, we have chosen to lean on the side of safety and cancel our participation in the Holidays at Poplar Forest this year.

    As the event is hosted by Poplar Forest and not the RSV, the event itself will still take place so members who still wish to attend may do so with the understanding that there will be no dancing demonstration.

    Please be safe and we will see you in the upcoming new year!

  • 12/05/2016 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    Join us in Williamsburg on Saturday, January 21 for our annual business meeting.  We'll be reviewing our successes and asking where we can improve as well as going over our calendar for 2017.

    In addition to our organizational business, we've added a new element to our meeting this year: a buy/sell/trade time!  If you're looking to declutter your reenacting closet, bookshelves, or fabric stash, bring in your new or gently used "items of interest" (just make certain that it has something to do with the period!) to offer for give-away, trade, or sale.  If you're trying to get a Regency wardrobe together at a discount, this is could be a great opportunity to do so! 

    Be sure to register (log in first if you're a member!) and we look forward to seeing you there!

  • 10/31/2016 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    We've been contacted by the organizers for the historic marker dedication remembering the May 1811 President-Little Belt Affair.  They are hoping to find a few willing parties to attend their dedication in period attire on Sunday, November 6.  If you are available to assist in bringing a little of the early 19th century to life at this event, please register

  • 10/31/2016 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    We know that holidays can get busy, so we don't want to miss the opportunity to have the pleasure of your company for our Fourth Annual Twelfth Night Dinner!  As in the past, we will be enjoying the delicious food of the historic Hanover Tavern.  We'll begin our gathering at 5:30PM with period games and entertainments and then proceed to dinner afterwards.

    More details will be forthcoming!  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 08/20/2016 5:56 PM | Anonymous

    The RSV has taken great pleasure in working with our friends at Historic Hope Plantation in Windsor, NC to bring the early 19th century to life for area students during their Living History Day events.  We have just received an invitation to participate in any of their upcoming events.  If you are willing to help out on any of these Thursdays from 8:30am - 12:30pm, please let us know by registering for the date(s) you are available to assist through our Events page.

    • Thursday, October 6, 2016
    • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    • Thursday, October 27, 2016 - This date will be an Open Media Day.   If you're available on this date, it would be especially helpful to have you there!
    • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • 08/18/2016 4:36 PM | Anonymous
    Were you unable to get your registration for the Early 19th Century Picnic on September 10 in by the August 15 deadline?  After speaking with the good folks at James Monroe's Highland, we're pleased to announce that we can offer a limited number of additional spaces on the house tour at our reduced rate!  These spaces ($5/person regardless of membership status) will remain open until they are filled.

    Even if you don't get a spot on the tour, you will still be able to join us for the picnic if you register!  Registration for those wishing to attend the picnic will remain open until September 9.

    We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville!

  • 08/14/2016 3:09 PM | Anonymous

    Don't miss out on this year's fall picnic to be held on September 10 at James Monroe's Highland in Charlottesville, VA!  Registration for this event ends on August 15.  Only those who are registered will be included in our special tour of the house which we are able to offer FREE to RSV members and at a rate of only $5/person for non-members.  Others who join us but do not register by the August 15 deadline will be required to pay the regular admission price to Highland.

    The picnic will be conducted much the same as our picnics in the past have been: attendees are asked to bring a period dish to share as well as any picnicking accoutrements (blankets, chairs, plates, utensils, cups, etc.) their party requires.  The RSV will be providing beverages and outdoor games for the event.  As is typical for the majority of our events, period attire will be admired but is not required!

    Be sure to register by Monday, August 15 by registering through the picnic event site!  (Members, don't forget to log in first in order to access your member discount!)

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