Jane Austen Birthday Tea
January 11, 2020$50 – $55
The program will include “George III: Sovereign of a Lifetime” From Jane Austen’s birth in 1775 until her death in 1817, she knew only one sovereign: George III, who was king from 1760 to 1820. He ruled during times of world-changing events: the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the Napoleonic wars. Despite that, most Americans only know him for two things: what was said about him in the Declaration of Independence and the fact that he went mad. James Nagle will explain the man, his impact, and his tragic end. Local costumer and owner of Etsy store, Thither, Anna Morton will present on what Jane Austen might have worn upon visiting Carlton House, the Prince Regent’s London residence to visit his Library on November 13, 1815. Expect to see Regency fashions on live models! We will also hear “Jane and Kate—Austen’s Royal Relation”, partake in a basket drawing , a tribute and camaraderie. Tea is served by Sacramento tea purveyors, The Novel Tea. 3-tiers of delicious delights and a custom–blended tea honoring the glorious, Jane Austen. Please feel free to come in Georgian or Regency-style apparel to add to the splendor and grandeur of the day. Arrive early to check-in and find a seat at a table beautifully set by member hosts.