Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

Alden O’Brien, curator of costume and textiles at the DAR Museum and a member of the JASNA-DC region, will preview her Williamsburg AGM talk — “American Gothic: Architecture, Design, and Teenage Fangirls in Federal America” — on Sept. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the lower-level meeting room at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library. Please email us via the Contact page if you plan to come and perhaps to indicate interest in a potential restaurant gathering afterwards. (Walk-ins will also be welcome.)

Register now: An afternoon with Sue and Martyn Dell, from Jane Austen’s Chawton home

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Get the inside story of Jane Austen’s Chawton home, now known as Jane Austen’s House Museum, from two eminent and entertaining visitors: Sue Dell, collections volunteer at the museum and expert on the Austen coverlet, and Martyn Dell, JAHM Trustee. The program will include a daytime workshop on English paper piecing, the technique the Austen ladies used to make their coverlet, followed by an afternoon conversation and reception in which Martyn and Sue will answer our questions about the house museum–past, present, and future. TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE BELOW.

Save the date!

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

Dr. Sarah Marsh, director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at American University and the 2020 Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar at the Smithsonian, will share new insights on “Mansfield Park” — particularly as it relates to a prominent legal case — at our annual Jane Austen December birthday celebration. Time and location to be announced.


Questions? Contact JASNA-DC


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As well as communications from JASNA you will receive news from JASNA-DC via our newsletter The Austen Scribbler with invitations to events and Jane Austen news.

Welcome to the Washington, DC region of the Jane Austen Society of America (JASNA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of the works of English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817).