Posted on 11/02/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Costumes aren’t just for Halloween, and they certainly don’t have to be spooky.

Take, for instance, the guests who spend weekends at Governor’s House in Hyde Park, Vermont.

The Georgian-style mansion hosts fans of Jane Austen every weekend and invites them to dress and act in the fashion of the era.

The Guardian spoke with owner Suzanne Boden about the seriously devoted bookworms — ranging in age from seven to eighty — who’ve been attending these Austen weekends for over a decade now.

Check out the article and please do share if you’ve ever attended a weekend similar to this, whether it’s on the frontier as Laura Ingalls Wilder, in a mansion as Elizabeth Bennet, or in any other time and place not the present!

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