Celebrating Jane in Saratoga Springs

Posted by Jennyvi Dizon on

On December 16th, 1775, Jane Austen was born, and it's remarkable how one author has brought together so many people. This year, I decided to take a train to Saratoga Springs and meet up with my friend Alyssa, a JASNA Capital Region member. 

Alyssa Opishinski

I first met Alyssa in Chicago when she was my dance class partner and a speaker at the JASNA Annual General Meeting, which happens once a year. She encouraged me to come up for the weekend and celebrate Jane.

Alyssa Opishinski

Alyssa is a fashion historian and costume designer. She was nice enough to volunteer herself as my official barouche driver while I was in town. Pictured above is Alyssa in the Regency dress she made.

JASNA NY Capital Region

Thank you to everyone I met, and a special thank you to Jane Murphy and Nancy Duell for all the hard work you put into coordinating the event. It was so well done.


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