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The Jane Austen Society of North America, Puget Sound Region has invited the Washington Regency Society to join them for this festive occasion. A full afternoon of lectures and performances followed by a supper and ball at the elegant Georgian inspired Women’s University Club in Downtown Seattle. Reservations and all the other information are available at the JASNA Puget Sound Website — click through the image below to open a new window with the JASNA information to sign up.
WRS is pleased to announce our second General Meeting since becoming a non-profit. We are combining this meeting with a sewing day, if you so choose, however we are having the meeting for our membership and public first.
The first part of our meeting will be our business meeting with our President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, and descriptions of how our members can get involved. The second part of the meeting is an educational presentation on fashions during the Regency period. This is intended to help newer (or current) members obtain the necessary information to start their own wardrobes. We will also have a program on the Regency fashions at the Museum of Fashion History in Bath England. Two of our members were able to inspect some of the fashions in their collection and will be sharing details and photos of those garments.
Finally, we will have a workshop for those that would like help with their projects, or just gain information from others on how to get started, or just work on their projects in the company of like minded individuals. This is always inspiring to see what others are doing.
This event has no charge, it is open to all. Queen Anne Library is located at 400 W Garfield St in Seattle and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Join the Washington Regency Society at our annual
Lakewold Gardens — 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499
We are pleased to announce that WRS will be returning to Lakewold Gardens again this summer for our annual picnic. This is a great event to come to if you are just starting out with us or have been every year. We are very casual, bring a picnic dish to share for our potluck, or bring your own picnic basket, chairs, and table. We will have the use of the veranda with it’s tables under the wisteria vines. This is also where we set up our potluck picnic.
Last year’s picnic was incredible; we actually ran out of room on our table and ended up covering 3 tables with delicious offerings. To help us organize this a bit this year, we are opting for the following: Attendees with last names starting in A to G will bring salads or fruit, H to O will bring sandwiches or savories, and P to Z will bring sweets like cakes, cookies, or tarts. Beverages are up to the individual.
Lakewold Gardens is a Historic Estate on Gravelly Lake in Lakewood. It is run by a non-profit, Friends of Lakewold. I will give a talk on the history of the gardens and the family that owned this lovely property. It is truly a gem of a garden, with a lovely Georgian style home. There are walks through the woods and a large lawn area for relaxing or participating in Regency games.
No need to sign up for this event. There is a cost to the gardens that is payable on your arrival. We get a group rate of $7 per person, just be sure and mention that you are with WRS upon your arrival. As always, costumes are admired but not required.
The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked in Port Orchard on August 17 and 18.
This exciting event is A la Carte . We will have a Picnic (place to be determined), the Evening Sail on The Lady Washington 6-8 pm ( purchase your own tickets) at www.historicalseaport.org. After the sail we can meet at a nearby restaurant to have dinner or snacks. After dinner some members will find lodging near by and some want to camp out. We can meet in the morning for breakfast antique shopping, strolling the down town or park or visit a museum.(Also to be determined.) We will post the details as soon as we make further arrangements but purchase your tickets for the sailing before the boat fills up with “landlubbers”!
The May 5th, 2019 General meeting will also be a sewing day (after the meeting until the library closes)
Join us for a sewing day!
We have had a lot of fun and made a lot of progress on projects when we meet up and help each other with our costuming. We are negotiating with spaces and plan more of these “sewing days” this year — follow this space for more information soon!
You may click here to see some more of our past events.
March 3, 2019
WRS returned to the site of our very first function! We had a delightful tea and played parlor games
WRS Sewing Day at the Federal Way Library 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, Washington 98003
Don’t stay home listening to a sporting match that you don’t really care about this year, come to the library where you can join your friends sewing your next Regency Costume (or anything you like). Many of the members will wear their day Regency dresses just for fun… after all it will be a SUPER day.
September 17, 2017
Click this link for more WRS past events: http://waregency.org/past-events