|Tea with Jane
Woman’s Club of
Wisconsin $28 (FULL)
813 E. Kilbourn Avenue
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Meet JASNA friends at an elegant Milwaukee event, afternoon tea at the Woman’s Club of
Wisconsin. The Italian Renaissance club, built in 1887 with
proceeds from the
first woman’s stock company in the world, is home to exquisite
portraits and decorative art. JASNA’s tea expert, Kim Wilson, author of
Tea with Jane Austen
(Jones Books, 2004) will discuss tea in Georgian
England, while you enjoy an array of tea sandwiches and desserts.
Transportation from the Hyatt Regency is included, and late Thursday
afternoon tours will stop at the Woman’s Club to
allow you to participate in this special opportunity.
A Jane Austen
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
914 E. Knapp Street
5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
Paul’s Episcopal Church, built in 1884 in the Richardson Romanesque
style, is graced with a collection of stunning Tiffany windows. We are
privileged to share the church’s weekly Evensong performed by the
Choristers of Saint Cecilia, an all-city girls chorus. They will
premiere an anthem based on the prayers of Jane Austen, composed by Dr.
Craig Phillips, composer-in-residence at All Saints Church, Beverly
Hills, California. The anthem was commissioned by Wisconsin Region
member Cynthia Kartman. Members may walk to St. Paul’s from the tea at
Club or take a coach bus. Transportation for Evensong is also available
to and from the hotel.
|Yesterday was a
busy day with me, or at least with my feet & my stockings; I was
walking almost all day long; I went to Sydney Gardens soon after one,
& did not return till four.
Letter from Bath, April 21, 1805
6 11:30 a.m. to
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Informal walks of Milwaukee guided by JASNA members will remind us of
the many walks Jane Austen describes in her letters. Sign up at the
tour registration area when you arrive in Milwaukee. Amble down
Riverwalk to the Third Ward
art scene and the new Milwaukee Public
Market. Participants will buy lunch along the way at an intriguing
Third Ward eatery.
Dinner at Villa Terrace
drank tea again yesterday
with the Tilsons, & met the Smiths.—I find all these little parties
April 18, 1811
2220 North Terrace Avenue
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
But in the meantime for
Elegance & Ease & Luxury ... I shall eat Ice & drink
French wine, & be above Vulgar Economy. —Jane to
Cassandra, June 30, 1808
What better way to relax on Sunday at the close of
an AGM than to share a magical evening of fine food with JASNA
Terrace was designed in 1923 by renowned Chicago architect (and
Milwaukee native) David Adler. “Sopra Mare” is an Italianate fairyland
mansion overlooking restored Renaissance- inspired gardens, which
cascade down the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan – and the gardens are
accessible to all via steps or a funicular. After hors d’oeuvres and
wine on the terrace and visits to the gardens and eclectic exhibits
(Villa Terrace is now a decorative arts museum), you will enjoy a Jane
Austen-era dinner — fall pease soup, braised beef short ribs, and
syllabub. (For a vegetarian option, contact Sara Bowen,
email@example.com.) Sheryl Craig, whose lively articles appear in Jane Austen’s
Regency World magazine, will entertain with her after- dinner
“‘The Torments of Rice Puddings and Apple Dumplings’: Jane Austen and
Food.” Transportation to and from the Hyatt is included in the price.
This event is limited to 80 members and companions. Reserve early for
an evening of “Elegance & Ease & Luxury.”
Dance Workshops With Maureen Ryan
1 to 3 p.m.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Maureen Ryan, whose workshops and calling skills enlivened the 2002
Toronto AGM, returns to lead our English country dance instruction and
call the Regency Ball. Maureen
will conduct two identical workshops at the hotel on Thursday afternoon
and Friday morning to prepare you for Saturday night’s dancing. All
levels of dance experience are welcome.
Limit: 40 dancers at each session