Welcome to the new page for the Oregon Regency Society! In the coming weeks, we will be working on getting this new website up and full running. Please bear with is as we go through these growing pains. Thank you.
On a lazy day in early 2007, after marathoning hours of Jane Austen adaptations, the founding member of the ORS decided she wanted to play dress-up with others like her. So she got up off the sofa, and bought a web domain. She then began to cobble together the rudimentary website, and started dreaming up the ideas for the first ball. That day, the Oregon Regency Society was born.
Since the first event in August of that year, the ORS has grown to include hundreds of members, expanded to several chapters, and inspired other groups to form in their own respective states.
We adore the world that Jane Austen’s winding, brilliantly written tales portray, perhaps romantically but nonetheless appealingly. Depicting a time where ladies were ladies, gentlemen were gentlemen, and good society, family connections, grace, wit and romance were treasured, where the careful attention to dress and detail, the handsome garb of the ladies and gentlemen can be so appealing against our t-shirt and jeans world, it is a world all of our members seek to recreate.
We partake in events, workshops and educational opportunities to broaden our view of this all-too-short period in history. We celebrate the customs and costume of the time, and encourage all of our members to bring their own unique knowledge and skills to the table to share with others. We try to honour the special, historic venues and locations of our state as much as possible. We have a pool of costumers, organizers, history buffs; we even have members who provide lessons in Regency and English Country Dance to help us make our events all the more realistic.
We accept event ideas and efforts from anyone wanting to take part, and are always looking for motivated people with a variety of skills to add to our organization force. Want to become involved? Contact us and let us know.