Well the universe does certainly answer one's call! Since getting back to this project I got my first JASNA newsletter which had a blurb about the Chawton House Fellowship given to a member for a project/study at Chawton Library over the summer (doesn't have to be academic - woo hoo!), there's the Austen conference, and now the Evergreen House at Johns Hopkins is having a cavalcade of events related to 19th Century culture and arts, including a day of dancing, fencing, food, etc. this Saturday, the 26th.
But wait, there's more!
There's an exhibit:
Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Baltimore
February 4, 2011–April 17, 2011
In the early 1800s, music, dance, literature, fine art, and civility were thought to be a part of a complete education. Homewood Museum's sixth annual student-curated focus show explores how young Baltimoreans were instructed in these and other cultural refinements This student-curated focus show explores how young Baltimoreans were introduced to these and other cultural refinements through parental instruction, printed materials, tutors, and specialized schools. Evidence has been drawn from Carroll family correspondence, rare books, and other period items. An accompanying display located on the main level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, adjacent to Homewood Museum, features objects from the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries.
Emergence of American Voices: Early 19th-Century Poetry: March 26, 5pm reception, 5:30pm reading / Presented by faculty and students of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars / $8, FREE for Members and JHU students.
And a festival!
Festival of Historic Arts: April 10, 12–3:30pm / Learn an old-fashioned skill or art as it may have been practiced in 1800s Baltimore / FREE with paid museum admission
There was also a painting class, but it was early Feb and I missed it.
The list of events and registration info here:
What an awesome spring this will be! If you're local - check out these events.