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A Weekend House Party at Pemberley

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Have you ever wondered what a country house party would have been like in Regency times? Here's your chance to spend a day finding out! Before Mr. Darcy met Elizabeth Bennett, he was the bachelor master of Pemberley, a beautiful Georgian estate. I imagine the entertainment at his house parties had a decidedly masculine feel.

Our day at Pemberley begins at 12:30 (having given you enough time to have lunch on your own) in the ball room of the elegant Georgian surroundings of the Women's University Club, with a lecture from Dr. Regulus Allen, Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Allen's talk will encompass modern day interpretations of Jane Austen's work, including movie and TV adaptations. Mr. Darcy will continue the afternoon's entertainment with a demonstration of magic from Master Payne; then Cecil Longino and members of the Salle Saint-Georges will regale us with a sword and cane fencing demonstration.

We will then adjourn to the drawing room for light refreshments and take time to dress for the evening festivities, or relax and enjoy the ambience of the Women's University Club's elegant Georgian interior. A Ball Supper will be held at 5:30 — an elegant and leisurely meal served in the grand dining room. At 7:00, we will be gathered in the ball room for the finishing touch to our house party — the ball itself. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be card tables set up for those who prefer other amusements.

Please sign up as soon as you can — we expect tickets to go fast. The price for members for this wonderful day and evening is just $75.00! A bargain, to be sure, thanks to generous donations from members Loveday Conquest and Judy Hademan and Richard Frith, and a JASNA grant. The non-members’ price is $95.00, which is still below the actual cost for the day’s events.

On February 15th, we will open ticketing up for people to purchase a "partial" ticket — for just the day program, or just the ball, or for one of those options plus the supper, but we want make sure that everyone who wanted the full day's entertainment will be able to sign up for it. As soon as we open up the individual pricing, I expect the ball to sell out. So if you want to attend the full day, please sign up soon. Use the PayPal buttons below to register, or if you prefer to send a check, make it payable to JASNA-Puget Sound and send it to:

Julie Buck
4212 43rd Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105-5108


Members full day $75.00

Non-Members full day $95.00

Last update: 14th January, 2019


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