Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 11, 2022:

Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea & Regional Meeting

Followed by the Virtual Presentation:

"Twelve Days of Regency Christmas" with Kim Wilson

2:30 - 3 pm ET {Regional Meeting}

3 - 4 pm {Presentation}

Kim Wilson will explore how the Twelve Days of Christmas were celebrated in Jane Austen’s day, including traditional Georgian and Regency holiday activities and games. Kim will also share recipes for making a Twelfth Night Cake and a wassail bowl so attendees can plan their own Jane Austen holiday celebration!


Kim Wilson is a freelance historian, writer, and speaker. She is the award-winning author of At Home with Jane Austen, Tea with Jane Austen, and In the Garden with Jane Austen. She is a traveling lecturer for the Jane Austen Society of North America for 2022-2023. She has been a featured lecturer for the Royal Oak Foundation (the American partner of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Road Scholar, and was the keynote speaker for the 2020 Chawton House Virtual Garden Festival. She is currently writing Entertaining Mr. Darcy, and Celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday for the series Celebrating the Year with Jane Austen with coauthor Jo Ann Staples.


An American Garden: Native Plants in Regency Gardens

Zoom Lecture with Margery Winters

Saturday, May 21, 2022

2:30 - 3:15 PM

What Possessed You? How Shari-Ann Savoy Rescued and Revitalized an 18th Century Connecticut Home: A Zoom Interview

January 16, 2020

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Jane Austen Birthday Zoom Tea

featuring Dr. JoAnne M. Podis

December 6, 2020

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Zoom Workshop: Jane Austen Needle Case

Presented by Kandie Carle

October 18, 2020

2:00 PM-4:00 PM EST

See images of the needle case and a basic supply list here.

Zoom Talk: "Jane Austen and the Material Book"

Presented by Eileen A. Horansky MA, MLIS

September 13, 2020

2:00 PM-4:00 PM EST

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

December 1, 2019

2:00-4:00 PM

Storyteller's Cottage

750 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Author Talk: "Jane Austen's Women: An Introduction"

Featuring author and professor Kathleen Anderson

September 14, 2019

2:00-4:00 PM

Cheshire Public Library

104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

April 5-7, 2019

"Beyond the Written Word"--An Exploration of Jane Austen's World

In conjunction with the JASNA New York Metro region.