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  • 03/19/2018 8:32 PM | Anonymous
    It's been a while but we've at last found a new, spacious home for our Regency dance practices: St. John's Church in Portsmouth!  We've got our first five dates posted on the Events page, so make sure that you register to let us know that you'll be attending.

    Our dance practices welcome those with little or no experience in English Country Dancing and will allow participants to familiarize themselves with early 19th century dance figures and several of the dances that the RSV does during demonstrations at various historic sites.  As we get nearer to the Victory Ball, we'll also include dances that will be on the program so that dancers will have an opportunity to become familiar with them before the big night.  There is no charge for these lessons and you don't require a partner to attend, either.  If you've ever wanted to get an idea of what Jane Austen danced, we'd love to have you join us!

  • 02/27/2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    We've added a couple of new events to our roster for 2018 and we hope that you'll be able to join us.  In April, we've been invited to two different historic sites to help bring the properties to life for visitors.  On April 21, Sanford, North Carolina's "House in the Horseshoe" site will be hosting an event dubbed "An Afternoon at Retreat" featuring a host of early 19th century activities.  The following Saturday, April 28, Preservation Virginia's Bacon's Castle has requested the RSV be present for a "garden party" event as they help wrap up Historic Garden Week.  Those in attendance will be demonstrating games, helping to serve visitors tea and cookies, and otherwise adding to the historic atmosphere.  Please visit the Events page to get more details and to register for each of these free events.

    We have also updated our UK Group Trip page to reflect a new pricing schedule.  Rather than having multiple payments due throughout the year-and-a-half run-up to the trip, we've reached an agreement with the tour company to allow for the full payment to be due 8 weeks in advance of arrival.  Those wishing to go on the trip need only put down an initial deposit of £250 by May 31, 2018 to reserve your space and no other payments will be due until the final balance becomes payable on April 15, 2019.  For more information or to make your deposit, please be sure to visit our UK Group Trip page and register for the event to get updates directly via e-mail.

  • 02/20/2018 2:34 PM | Anonymous
    Registering for events just got a whole lot easier if you're an iPhone user!  We now have an app available which will allow current members to access the membership directory, edit your profile, see upcoming events, and register for outings quickly.  Visit the app store (or click on the link below) to download the Wild Apricot For Members app and login with the same e-mail and password that you use on the site.  It really is that simple! 

    Unfortunately, the app is currently only available for iOS users but the rumor is that an app for other platforms is in development.  Stay tuned!

  • 02/13/2018 11:59 PM | Anonymous

    If you're ready to join our group for our trip to the UK, we're excited to announce that the booking information has now been posted.  Head over to our UK Group Trip page for more information!

  • 01/29/2018 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    The Regency Ladies' Retreat has a history of selling out quickly but this year it went even more quickly than anticipated!  Instead of the typical two months it takes to fill up, this year's retreat reached capacity in a mere TWELVE HOURS.

    We're delighted at the enthusiastic response but if you didn't get your registration in before the event was filled, we encourage you to add your name to our waitlist.  Any spaces that open up will go first to those on the waitlist in the order in which they registered.  Waitlisted members don't have to pay anything until they are contacted about an open space.

    Even if we won't have the pleasure of your company at the retreat, we hope that we'll see you at any of our other upcoming events!  Be sure to check out the calendar on our Events page!

  • 01/29/2018 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you so much to all who came out to the Wells Theater to see the Virginia Stage Company's performance of Pride and Prejudice.  The production was excellent, the acting superb, and the experience unforgettable!  The bulk of our group attended in period attire which enhanced the atmosphere as fine gentlemen and elegant ladies arrived at the door.  One definitely got the sense of how going to the theater could become a "see and be seen" event!  We were delighted to make so many new acquaintances, too, and many RSV cards were handed out in hopes that more Janeites and Regencyphiles might join our number.  Within the theater itself, seats and boxes alike filled with folks in their Regency finery made it a feast for the eyes even before the curtain went up.  Afterwards, we were treated with being able to go up on stage and meet and congratulate the cast on a job well done.  Thanks again to the Virginia Stage Company and the Wells Theater for being so welcoming!  Be sure to check out the album from the evening on Facebook (no account is needed to view the photos).

  • 01/29/2018 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    We've got the bulk of our 2018 calendar up and registration is open for all of them!  This year's events will see the return of old favorites, a wonderful array of volunteer living history events, as well as some wonderful new outings!  Be sure to check out what we have in store for you by visiting the Events page!

  • 01/23/2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous
    We've set up a new page for our planned group visit to see the Regency sites in the UK in 2019!  Whether you're planning on joining us or just considering it for the moment, we'll be updating the UK Group Trip page regularly to provide a central place for you to get the most recent information regarding our "field trip."  Don't forget to register on our event listing as well to get e-mail updates about the tour.   We've just added our itinerary for the 8-day/7-night trip and we think that you'll be excited to see all the early 19th century highlights that we'll be exploring!  Be sure to check it out here!
  • 01/22/2018 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    We're looking for folks who are willing to put their creative writing skills to work in an effort to enhance the War of 1812 presentation that some of our members and friends will be participating in this year.   Download the instructions for writing a period letter here and let us know who you will be writing to as soon as possible so that we can ensure that everyone in the camp will get a letter.  Complete your letter(s) and return them to us no later than February 20.  It's really that simple!

    Thanks in advance for your willingness to help!

  • 01/15/2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    Plans have been in the works for a group trip to the UK to experience Regency era sites with others who appreciate them and we are pleased to announce that we have set the date:  June 17-24, 2019.  Be sure to add your name to the event listing to get more information and to have updates sent directly to your inbox!  This trip is open to both RSV members and non-members.  Details will be forthcoming very soon!

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