Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reminder: JASNA Syracuse Michaelmas Meeting in Liverpool, Sat., Sept. 22, 2 pm

A reminder that on Saturday, September 22, at the Liverpool Public Library at 2 pm, JASNA Syracuse will welcome a good friend from JASNA Rochester as the speaker for our Michaelmas meeting.  Professor Emeritus Leo Rockas of the University of Hartford (who now lives in Rochester with his wife, Virginia) will discuss his recent paper in JASNA's Persuasions journal, "When Did Darcy Fall in Love?", and address other questions about Pride and Prejudice.  This is the first of several meetings we hope to have on P&P during this, its bicentennial season (it was published in January 1813).

The Liverpool Public Library is located at 310 Tulip St., Liverpool, NY 13088. The Sargent Room is the smaller of the library's two meeting rooms (the Carman Community Room is the other). The library is easily reached from both I-81 North (if you're coming from the south) and the NY State Thruway:

From I-81, travel north from the junction with I-690, follow the signs for the Liverpool exits (near Carousel Center), and select the exit for NY Rt. 370 (Onondaga Lake Parkway). Take 370 along Onondaga Lake into the village of Liverpool, and stay on it as it angles slightly to the left and also becomes 2nd St. in the village. The library is on the corner of Tulip St. and 2nd St./370.

From the Thruway (from either direction), take Exit 38 (Liverpool/County Rt. 57). Travel south on 57 into the village, and take a right on Tulip St. (57 curves left at just about this point). Come down Tulip to 2nd St./370.

There is a small underground parking garage (entrance on Tulip), and ample free on-street parking is also available on Tulip and elsewhere. So we trust that your coachmen will be agreeably accommodated--and we hope you'll join us and Leo on the 22nd!

War of 1812 Quilt Show "1812 1/2" Reprise

JASNA Syracuse Region member Lynette Lundy-Beck of Sackets Harbor says that the War of 1812 Quilt Show there in March (see our February 19 post for details and quilt photos from that show) was such fun, the quilters are back for an encore on the weekend of September 29-30!  She writes:  

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 ½ Quilt Show at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center features the international traveling exhibit of 26 1812-style quilts, new Great Lakes Seaway Trail “Storyteller” interpretive panels about the War of 1812, and new works by American and Canadian quilters using patterns, colors and fabrics true to the 1812 time period.

Show hours are 10am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. The $5 admission is good for both days. For more information, go online to this link or call Lynette at 315-646-1000 x203.

Lynette adds that Regency dress is encouraged--so if you're free for a lovely autumn drive on the 29th or 30th, put on your best Austenite threads and head for Sackets Harbor!