Upcoming Events

An American Garden: Native Plants in Regency Gardens

Zoom Lecture with Margery Winters

Saturday, May 21, 2022

2:30 - 3:15 PM

Program Description: 
During the Regency period, landscape designer Humphry Repton sowed the seeds of the garden design elements that are still with us - terraces, gravel walks, flower gardens in the area around the house, and what would become the front lawn. His landscapes were known to include separate themed gardens rooms such as a rosary, a winter garden, or a Chinese garden. Most interestingly, Repton’s gardens also included an American garden which celebrated native American plants. We will explore how and why we should embrace this particular element of Regency garden design to bring abundant life and ecological health to our yards. 



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.