Dates have been chosen, and a location as well for the ORS's 2014 Regency Retreat. Everyone is welcome! There are only 40 spots, so book early. The first five bookers will receive a special gift. Details will be posted soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars and start planning your autumn wardrobe and your trip. :)
October 26, 2013
March 28, 2013
37th Annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
May 25 & 26, 2013
The Heritage Fair
June 21-23, 2013
Spencerville, Ontario, Canada
6th annual Jane Austen Festival
July 20th & 21st, 2013
The Fair at New Boston
August 31 & September 1, 2013
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both Days
George Rogers Clark Park, Springfield, OH
October 11-13 Marion, Indiana
Muster on the Wabash
Fort Knox Vincennes, Indiana Territory
War of 1812 Encampment
November 2 & 3 , 2013
July 3, 2012
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Summer Amusement at Margate, Or a Peep at the Mermaids 
Hand-coloured etching, by Thomas Rowlandson. Published by Thomas Tegg in 'The caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror', by G.M. Woodward, vol. 3.
July 2, 2012
May 26, 2012
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Hand-coloured aquatint, Published by George Humphrey, London, after Captain Frederick Marryat
The crowded cabin tilts to the right, to the dismay of a family party dining at a table in the foreground. There is a second table in the background with a meal in progress. The cabin is bordered on left and right by two tiers of berths, apparently for two persons, set in panelling, and with curtains festooned along the upper edge. These are filled by suffering travellers. A bench runs along the front of the berths; other passengers sit on camp-stools. Phases of misery, discomfort, resignation, and (by exception) complacency are realistically illustrated. A sailor pushes a mop-stick through an open hatch in the roof.
Looking at this image makes me think about all the trouble that we would have gone through to travel to foreign lands. How did you get to where you are now? How long were you on the packet to get there? Which one of these poor people would best represent you and YOUR voyage?
April 29, 2012
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The Pleasures of Margate 
Rowlandson, London Pub 25 July 1800 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of the Arts 101 Strand Four compartments on one sheet.
Morning: An overweight man sits in a chair looking through a telescope whilst his family sit eating at table. A group of figures at the right seem to be offering him food for sale. Noon: Enjoying a hearty meal. Evening: Going for a ride. Night: His wife throws dice in one of the libraries whilst his daughter is flirting with a soldier.