3pm | A Tour: See how the generation after Jane Austen lived. Stroll through Wheatland, President Buchanan’s former home, at your own pace. The home is decorated close to its original 1848 style, with many personal items from the Buchanan family preserved. Volunteer historians, dressed in Victorian garb, will greet you in each room and offer background to the home and its residents.
4pm | A Tea: Delight in rich conversation while you sip freshly brewed teas and savor a sumptuous Georgian-inspired menu, complete with scones, sandwiches and sweets.
5:15pm | Sanditon: Take your seats in the viewing room to watch the first hour Sanditon.
6:15pm | Farewell: We’ll announce the winners of our prizes and wish you a fond farewell.
A Tour, A Tea & Sanditon
3pm, Saturday, January 11, 2020
230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Jane Austen’s last, fragmentary work is completed by Emmy® Award–winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, who has filled out the tantalizing plot that Austen began but died before she could finish. Rose Williams stars as Austen’s lively but levelheaded heroine. Theo James plays her smoldering romantic foil. Anne Reid is the haughty patroness of the seaside spa where the story is set. And Kris Marshall plays the entrepreneur trying mightily to make the spa a success. Other love interests, legacy hunters, hypochondriacs, and medical mountebanks populate this struggling resort aiming to be the next fashionable playground in early 19th-century England.
Jane Austen’s unfinished novel comes to life Sunday, January 12. Watch Sanditon, Sundays at 9pm on WITF.
Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking® and Raymond James, with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.
All proceeds benefit WITF Public Media.
Is parking available?
There is plenty of free parking available at the museum.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will be on the registration list at the door.
Is there a dress code?
No, but we encourage you to dress up in your Georgian best!
What if it snows?
If Lancaster City declares a snow emergency on Saturday, January 11, we will hold the event on Sunday, January 12. WITF will send an email to the email address you submitted when purchasing tickets.
What if I have to cancel?
Cancelations requested by Wednesday, December 18 will be refunded. After December 18, no refunds will be offered, but you may transfer your ticket(s) to another name. To cancel or transfer, please contact Donor Services at email@example.com or (717) 704-3000.
What if my question isn’t answered here?
Please contact WITF Donor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 704-3000, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.