Thursday, June 11, 2015

War and Peace at Genesee Country Village

War and peace at Genesee Country Village War of 1812, Jane Austen Weekend
(All photos courtesy of Lisa Brown)

Come and sample life in the earth nineteenth century as Genesee Country Village and Museum presents its War of 1812, Jane Austen Weekend. Soldiers from the war will populate the village and re-enact scenes from America's second war with Britain.

Along with the re-enactments you will have the opportunity to delve into life in Jane Austen's time period. Music, dance, costumes, and Regency vendors will all be present. On both Saturday and Sunday you can watch the Meryton Assembly Dancers perform period dances. Visitors will have the chance to join in and dance as Jane Austen and Elizabeth Bennet would have danced.

Along with the activities there are all the beautiful homes from various time periods that can be seen at GCVM.

Livingston Backus House built 1827-1838

George Eastman's Boyhood Home 1840

Come and enjoy a weekend in the past and don't forget to bring a sturdy pair of shoes for dancing.

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