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May 2, 2020 | 10:00-4:00 p.m.
2020 Spring Gala
The in-person gala has been canceled and we are moving to a virtual event.
Please read Maureen Collins's letter for more information.
AUSTEN AROUND TOWN
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Spring 2019 "LETTER FROM CHICAGO"
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You don’t need to be an Austen expert to feel at home in JASNA. We welcome new members whether they are reading their first Austen novel or have reread her books many times. Members enjoy special events throughout the year as well as friendship, good food, fun and learning. Learn more...
She was struck, however, beyond her expectation, by the grandeur of the Abbey, as she saw it for the first time. . . .beautiful even in the leafless month of March. Catherine had seen nothing to compare with it; and her feelings of delight were so strong, that without waiting for any better authority, she boldly burst forth in wonder and praise.