The Mount Dora Community Trust presents

The Mount Dora Jane Austen Fest

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Save the Date (In Pencil).

The second weekend of February,

The Jane Austen Fest is moving right along for it's second Fest to be held February 12, 13, & 14 - The Jane Austen Love Fest for Jane Austen Lovers and all other Lovers as well.  We are aware of the Covid Virus and are ready to cancel the Event as need be. But plans are being made ready.  
Registration will begin December 1, 2020.

 

 

We are excited to announce that Rose Marie Brown will open her stained glass studio here in Mount Dora to teach 2 workshops for our second Jane Austen Fest to be held February 12, 13, & 14, 2021. She is a delight and you will enjoy her expertise as she helps you work on a small piece for you to take home. This is a beginners class and she has the patience of a saint!

New Order of Jane Austen Fest Tee-Shirts Received

If you wanted a Tee and we ran out at the Fest, we got  more in. 

Sizes, Small, Medium, Large, x Large, X2 are available. They are high quality cotton and machine wash well.

They cost, $18.00 plus please add $5.00 for packaging and postage. You can make your check to Mount Dora Community Trust. Send to Jane Austen Fest, P.O. Box 823, Mount Dora, FL 32756

My dear friends;


We are excited and encouraged regarding our first Jane Austen Fest in Mount Dora in February. Has it really been only 2 1/2 months since we were all together to celebrate Jane Austen's life? We are living in unprecedented times. What will happen in 10 months who knows? For Americans in the 21st Century death is hidden. So Covid-19 is shocking.

But in Jane Austen's life-time, death was a constant reminder of the fragility of life. Letters from the era frequently mention the writerʼs state of health. Cholera, Consumption (Tuberculosis), Diphtheria, Gout, Malaria, Pleurisy, Palsy, Pneumonia, Smallpox, Typhus, and Yellow Fever were just a few of the diseases known to have caused death in the Regency Era.