Upcoming Events


"History Undressed: Comparing the Toilette of Regency, Georgian & Victorian Women"

What: JASNA Iowa's own Sarah Macht will give a presentation on the hazards of a ladies' toilette during Jane Austen's life compared the centuries before and after.

Where: Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

When: Saturday, September 22nd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

JASNA AGM 2018 Debriefing

What: JASNA Iowa members fortunate enough to attend the 2018 JASNA Annual General Meeting in Kansas City this September will share their impressions and insights on the AGM as a whole as well as one or two breakout sessions or special interest events which they attended.

Where: The Beerhouse, 4810 NW 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

When: Sunday, October 28th at 3:30pm

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

What: Every year, JASNA members across the country get together  in December for tea and toast in honor of Jane Austen's birthday. The Iowa Region is no exception. Just as we did last year, we will take advantage of the beautiful Christmas tea offered by Salisbury House in Des Moines. Please contact Salisbury House directly for reservations and be sure to mention you want to be at the Jane Austen Society table.

Where: Salisbury House and Gardens, 4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, 50312

When: Saturday, Deember 15th at 1:00pm