Calendar of Events

2017 Calendar of Events

Inspired by the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death


All at Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Unless Otherwise Noted
2 p.m.

  • Feb 12 2017

    Carrie Wright - Mrs. Elton's Pearls: Simulating Superiority in Jane Austen's Emma

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    JASNA-Greater Louisville member and instructor of Geology at the University of Southern Indiana, Carrie Wright is back to take a further look at jewelry during the Regency era. This time, she will focus on pearl jewelry and what it symbolizes. Mrs. Elton attempts to assert her superiority in Highbury as a wealthy new bride with her possessions, including pearls. Pearls traditionally signaled the ideal woman, and the failure of Mrs. Elton’s pearls to symbolize excellence in their wearer is emblematic of the deterioration of class boundaries in Austen’s England. So don your finest strand of pearls and join us! www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Mar 12 2017

    Mary Landrum – Hannah More and the Birth of the Sunday School Movement

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Mary Landrum, Children’s Librarian for the Lexington Public Library, is back with even more scandal to share! This time, she will present to us the scandalous early days of the Sunday School Movement in England. Jane Austen was a clergyman’s daughter during a period of upheaval in the Church of England. Mary will take a look at Jane’s thoughts on Evangelicalism and the start of the Sunday School Movement, which grew under the philanthropist and writer, Hannah More (whom Jane Austen despised her books). www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Apr 09 2017

    Jane Austen Festival Prep 101

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    For the past nine years (we took one year off for hosting the 2015 JASNA Annual General Meeting), JASNA-Greater Louisville Region has hosted our famous Jane Austen Festival on the grounds of Locust Grove. And every year we try to out-do the previous year. But in order to do so, we must be prepared! If you would like to be involved in the festivities, please join us for Festival Prep 101! We will talk about what exciting activities will be new for this year and get everybody up-to-date on how to sign up for volunteer positions. More information to come! www.jasnalouisville.com

  • May 21 2017

    Melissa Alexander – Letter Writing in the Regency-Era + Workshop

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Long before the days of text and email, people dedicated a portion of their day to sit down and hand write letters to friends, family, and businesses. Melissa will be amongst us once again to tell us the importance of letter writing during Jane Austen’s time, as well as show us how we can write our own Regency-Era letters! www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Jun 11 2017

    Erynn Moss – Jane Austen and Her Toad-Eaters

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has listed as one of its entries, “Toad Eater: A poor female relation, and humble companion, or reduced gentlewoman, in a great family, the standing butt, on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off, and all ill humours vented.” Join us JASNA-Greater Louisville member Erynn Moss takes a look at some of Jane Austen’s most notable toad-eaters! www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Jul 09 2017

    Festival Prep

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Help us get everything ready for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival! We will need all hands on deck to cut doilies, iron table cloths, prepare Promenade materials, put price tags on merchandise, and so much more! Refreshments will be provided by JASNA-GL. www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Jul 14 2017

    9th Annual Jane Austen Festival- Twilight Shopping Event

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.

  • Jul 15 2017

    9th Annual Jane Austen Festival

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.

  • Jul 16 2017

    9th Annual Jane Austen Festival

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.

  • Aug 13 2017

    Sharon Lathan – Magic Lantern and Phantasmagoria Shows

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    What better way to get ready for the Fall season than to learn about the SPOOK-tacular entertainments of the Regency-era! Author and JASNA-Greater Louisville member Sharon Lathan joins us once again to send chills up our spines and make our hair stand up on end by recounting the history of magic lantern and phantasmagoria shows! What would Jane think?!? www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Sep 17 2017

    Johnna Waldon – Death and Mourning Rituals During the Georgian and Regency Eras

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    2017 marks the 200th Anniversary of the passing of our dear Jane Austen. Today we mark the occasion with reflections on what Jane’s work means to each of us, but during her time, there would be a series of rituals that her family would be expected to preform to indicate their loss. Johnna Waldon, President of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, will walk us through the necessary customs needed to honor someone’s passing during the Georgian and Regency Eras. www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Oct 15 2017

    Daniel Townsend - Georgian and Regency-Era Hair Trends

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Ask anyone in JASNA and they will tell you the Greater Louisville Region is known for their keen sense of style and fashion! To help us maintain our reputation, Daniel Townsend, wig designer for multiple theatrical productions and adjunct professor for the theatre departments at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati – Conservancy of Music, will take us through the history of hair trends during Jane Austen’s time so that you can replicate them yourselves. www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Nov 19 2017

    Jill Heink – Jane Austen and Her Lasting Fame

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Two hundred years after her passing and we are still talking about all things Jane! Why is that?!? JASNA-Greater Louisville member Jill Heink will take a look at why, after all this time, we are still wild about Jane! www.jasnalouisville.com

  • Dec 10 2017

    Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea with special presentation by Carol Jarboe - An Afternoon of Instruction in the Proper Etiquette and Fashion of Mourning with Lady Caroline Linnington

    Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    You might have seen the luxurious pavilion that Lady Caroline maintains during our Jane Austen Festival. And maybe you have even been so fortunate to have an audience with her in her pavilion while she has served you refreshment. Now she will be joining us to not only celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, but to also educate us on the proper etiquette and fashion for mourning. Reservations are required- email RCjasnaGL@gmail.com. $10 for guests and Free for JASNA members. www.jasnalouisville.com