February 15, 2013 - 12:51pm
Dr. Glynis Ridley unravels the creation of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ with the Jane Aus
Writing is difficult. I’m sweating right now. Curious to know how the famous novel came to be? Join Dr. Glynis Ridley and the Jane Austen Society this Sunday, February 17th at 2pm at Locust Grove and hear the story.
I never turn on the light.  A bright room turns the windows into mirrors, and then I must look at myself with the alien blue halo over my face as I sit at the computer.  Sucked into the computer.  Merging cyborg love – painful – with the computer.  Because I am...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
Learn how to make your own Jane Austen inspired fashions at Locust Grove this Sa
Ladies and gentleman, learn to adorn yourselves in Regency and Federal splendor in the beautiful ambience of the historical home of Locust Grove this Saturday.
“What a smart bonnet that adorns you, Miss Cynthia, on this balmy afternoon.”“This bonnet? Smart? You flatter me!”Yes, I have a secret, interior life that rivals that of Walter Mitty and yes, I have an intense love of bonnets. Even saying the word, “bonnet”...
July 29, 2012 - 8:08pm
Tea and Top hats: Reviving Regency England at the Jane Austen Festival
Bare-knuckle boxing anyone? Not all Saturday afternoons are created equal. This year’s fifth annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove brought to life the characters, fashions and Regency flair of the beloved 19th century author.
It’s a fair day; a soothing combination of breeze, sun and cloud that welcomes a stroll outside. The normally wearisome heat has parted company, inviting a parade of colorful gowns to saunter on the arms of dapper gentlemen. Parasols bloom in the sunshine and afternoon tea is casually served...
July 29, 2012 - 8:07pm
Regency Red-Carpet: Locust Grove hosts the 5th annual Jane Austen Festival this
The pages of Jane Austen’s timeless novels descend on the 21st Century at this weekend’s Jane Austen Festival. Head out to Locust Grove Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd for all the tea, scones and hoop skirts you can handle.
The time has come to dust off your best cravat, press those trousers and curl that mustache.  No, it’s not Saturday night at the Nachbar, kids. This weekend Historic Locust Grove will open its doors, grounds and hearts to the 5th Annual Jane Austen Festival for two days filled with...
July 29, 2012 - 8:08pm
The Jane Austen Society hosts author Sandy Lerner at Historic Locust Grove
Looking for another chapter beyond ‘Pride & Prejudice’? Sandy Lerner, writing under the penname ‘Ava Farmer’, will present just that with her book ‘Second Impressions’. Join The Jane Austen Society for a reading and signing this upcoming Thursday, June 21st, at 6:30pm.
Jane Austen did not write The Great American Novel.  Nope.  This would be highly impossible – first and foremost because Ms. Austen was decidedly not American – but namely because her contributions against the Romanticism movement so indicative of her era could not (and do not...