Our First Regency Fashion Show

Great participants and a great audience combined to make our first ever Regency Fashion Show a great event.

Get Your JASNA Iowa T-shirts Here

Please go to our Merchandise page to get one of these awesome "American Gothic" inspired JASNA Iowa T-shirts.

JASNA Iowa Region Holds Box Hill Picnic

On July 16th, JASNA member Penelope Rittgers hosted our first attempt at a Box Hill picnic. Members brought Regency era dishes to share with the group. The weather and location were beautiful and the conversation stimulating. Hopefully this will become and annual event.

Tea And Accomplishments at the Waukee Public Library 

A number of ladies turned up on April 17th at the Waukee Public Library to try their hand at making a hat and a breast knot as well learning a bit of the history of tea and the art of tea blending. Thank you to JASNA Iowa Region members Penny Rittgers, Twila Glenn and Allison Petersen for leading everyone through the workshops.

JASNA - Iowa Region Members Help Raise Funds For Public Television

Several members of our region volunteered to take calls on the phone bank during Iowa Public Television's fundraising "Festival" in March. Everyone involved had a great time while helping a great cause. We'll definitely be signing up again next year.

Home of the Jane Austen Society of North America Iowa Region

 The JASNA Iowa Region held its first meeting in April of 2014. Since then, we have continued to grow, though we are a still a small group. What we lack in numbers, we make up for in enthusiasm. We get together at various locations in the Central Iowa area at least once a month. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of Jane Austen and Regency related programming to appeal to a broad audience.

If you are interested in attending one of our monthly events, please check the Events page to see our upcoming calendar. We would love for you to join us.

Visit us on Facebook or send us an email at jasnaiowa@gmail.com

JASNA membership is not required in order to attend a meeting. JASNA bylaws state that anyone may attend up to two regional meetings before they must join the national organization. 

To learn more about the Jane Austen Society of North America and to sign up for a membership, please click here

If you have questions or would like more information, please email us at jasnaiowa@gmail.com.


2017 JASNA Iowa Planning Meeting

On Sunday, November 20th at 3:30 pm, join us at the Hy Vee Market Grille on Valley West Drive in West Des Moines, IA for our annual calendar planning meeting.

This is your opportunity to influence JASNA Iowa programming.

We hope you can join us.