Welcome to 1815!
1815 was an epic year! Peace between The United States and Great Britain was insured after the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 and the acceptance of The Treaty of Ghent thereafter. World peace was at hand at long last! But wait ! l'Impereur Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba and the stage is set for the great Battle of Waterloo in June.
We invite you to join us to learn more about this momentous year, as we dance, dine & enjoy all aspects of the Year of our Lord 1815 ! Do join us! Welcome to the Regency Period !
As a group of Regency Era Enthusiasts, we endeavour to celebrate all aspects of the period some call the Regency Period (1811-1820); some call the Federal Period (1789 - 1820) and others, the Napoleonic Era (1793-1814).
Whatever one chooses to call it, since Jane Austen's life (1775 - 1817) spanned this most remarkable era AND since she writes of it so wittily and well, it is hard to resist her claim on most aspects of it, even if she almost totally ignores the world war raging around her.
However . . . rather than dancing on the head of this pin, let us dance with each other instead, dine with each other, sew with each other and take tea with each other. For THAT is precisely what we invite you to join us to do.
We are an "Assembly" or group of 21st c. admirers of Regency Era music, architecture, fashion & dance. We love tea and company! We enjoy Jane Austen's sharp wit, wonderful characters & happy endings. Emperor Napoleon and his consort Josephine do fascinate us as well and First Lady Dolley Madison is simply irresistable!
Kindly consult our Calendar & plan to join us at a Assembly dance, tea or picnic. By all means come ! Truly, dressing in the year 1815 is not required!
We welcome one & all !
Do join us !
Music on this site is performed on period instruments by
David & Ginger Hildebrand on their delightful CD,
Over the Hills & Far Away;
Being a Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis
which can be purchased on their website www.colonialmusic.org