Had a great day at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tapestries so beautiful and had a good time talking to one of the museum staff about their history.
With things getting back to normal for the New Year, I will go through the events we have planned so far for 2018.
Many of our members will be going to the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra in April, so expect some fun photos from there.
This year has been a fairly big one for the Historical Picnic Society. Our membership has increased and we have held more events. I want to wish everyone the best for the holidays and to look forward to more costuming and more events in 2018.
This is what we possibly have to look forward to:
And hopefully we will be getting more tutorials about costume-making.
We had a lovely day out at Parramatta Park and our visit also included a tour of Old Government House, one of the few Regency Era buildings still standing in Australia. Many of us wore Regency attire, but there were exceptions.
I do recommend a visit and a tour, there are multiple era’s explored within the history.
The next morning, we had brunch at the Gingerbread House at Katoomba. Thank you to the lovely people who didn’t mind us invading and preparing a special Regency blend hot chocolate.
After a quick rehearsal that afternoon, we dressed up in our evening attire and attended the Regency ball. So many nice ladies and gentlemen dressed up to the nines.