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Sunday, April 18th, 2010 08:41 am
First of all - thanks for all the extra perspectives on the exchange between the museum director. It really did help a lot. I think I can understand where she was coming from now, but I'm still not sure that changes my overall feelings about what happened. Oh well. I think time is the best medicine in this situation. We'll address it again at the business meeting in a few months.

I tried to start a discussion about alternate event ideas on the DFWCG yahoo list, but you guys seem to get oddly shy over there, so feel free to give me feedback here if that is easier. I think I'm leaning toward the Plano Farmstead for our first attempt, and then Old City Park, and the a tearoom if those don't pan out. And the only reason that I'm putting the tearoom last is because we are supposed to have another tea later in the summer, so I'd kind of like to save that for later. BTW, Chestnut Square is out because they have farmers markets there every Saturday. I don't know of any other historical sites off the top of my head, but there might be some that I'm overlooking.

I'd suggest the Dallas Arboretum, but admission is $10 and parking is $7, so we might as well save our money and go have a nice tea party! (BTW, we need to talk about this in regards to the Georgian Picnic! I don't think people realized that admission was that much when we voted on locations!) There are probably other public parks that we could meet at for free, but it's memorial day weekend, so I expect most parks to be crowded, which could suck.

After that, I'm out of ideas, other just just hosting a party at my house... which I am definitely willing to do, but it's just not as exciting. Do you guys have any other suggestions?
Sunday, April 18th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
I had no idea that it was a $10 admittance to the Arboretum. That does seem a little steep. I guess I was expecting it to be more along the lines of the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens (i.e. free, heh).

I think you're on the right track as for locations. I didn't know Chestnut Square had a farmers' market on Saturday - that's too bad, since we already have a connection with them. Ah, well. But yeah. Plano, then Dallas, then Tearoom, then a party at someone's house.

If you need me to do anything, let me know.
Monday, April 19th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback! If we get to the tearoom stage, I'd love to have you help me pick one.
Monday, April 19th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Keep me posted, then!
Monday, April 19th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
I have no good advice. I've lost my appetite after the suffragette thing and it's up in the air on if Crystal is still coming up. I do plan on wearing my Edwardian outfit to the September show.

As for November I can't go the second weekend so I'm no help.
Monday, April 19th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
(Yow, that IS a lot for Dallas Arboretum admission! I've been mulling over what you told me, but I hadn't realized that. Do they disallow food? I really think we could get away with it at the FW Botanic Gardens; I think people have picnics there all the time, and there's nothing about it on the website.)

So anyway, yes, I was going to suggest the Botanic Gardens as a location. Not a historical site, unless you consider that it's actually 109 years old, according to the website. So it definitely would have been around at the right time period.

There's also Fort Richardson, but that's a *really* long distance away for y'all in the Dallas area, and not really the right sort of venue. It works for post-CW and WW II, but not much else.

Log Cabin Village is another site, but 1850s; not really accurate! There's a lovely park area across the street, though, in that area by the Colonial gold course and the Zoo. Lots of grass with a couple of huge trees. Memorial Day weekend means there will be other people there, probably, but it's usually fairly open and a pretty big area. Someone can get there early to stake down a spot. (I'd volunteer, but my brother is getting married in Minnesota that day so I'm definitely not available!)

And there's always the Stockyards. It's a pretty big area, actually; it might be worth a call or an email to find out what's there and what's going on. The Livestock Exchange was built in 1902, and as the "Wall Street of the West," might actually have been a good place for suffragettes to picket!

Hmm... *goes off to ponder*
Monday, April 19th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Err. So I only just realized you're local (you helped me with the voile question on dressdiaries_so). Have we met at one of the DFWCG events?

Sometimes I'm slow! I'm going to friend you. ^_^
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
LOL! You guys were both at the 18th c. picnic! Jay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jen_thompson/4106484384/in/set-72157622683930565/) meet Ginger (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jen_thompson/4105740817/in/set-72157622683930565/)

It's hard when we deal with creative LJ names and people who don't post a lot of personal pictures. Several times in the past, I've introduced myself to costumers who I assumed were complete strangers, but it turned out to be someone that I thought I knew fairly well on LJ! I just never put 2 and 2 together. How embarrassing!
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Of course! I do remember Ginger! Darn LJ and our sneaky online names. ~_^
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Ha! Thanks for linking us! I feel silly now. :p (But it IS easy to do!)
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Oh, my goodness - I just realized from reading your journal who you were! Yes, we met at the Georgian picnic last year - I was the one in the blue and green print and the cap. And blue stockings. :p Does that help?
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
It does! And Jen just provided me with a visual reminder, too. :) You were in the beautiful dress, and have a lovely smile. I also envied your cap. :P So do you want some of that voile I was talking about in the other post? I've been giving away big chunks to guild members as I run across them from the bolt I set aside specifically for that purpose. :D
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I love that cap. :D And I just couldn't get over how cute all three of you were, not to mention how *right* you all looked. Baby especially was adorable!

And sure, I'd love some of the voile! :D I totally don't need to be acquiring any more fabric right now (just ask Jen how I foisted off a huge armload gave her some remnants a couple months ago), but voile is so useful. Yay, thank you! How on earth did you end up with so much?
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'll chop of several chunks and bring them to our May event. I totally lucked out on the voile. I got some other stuff that I'm hoarding for myself (like the stuff I made the Regency of at the picnic), but I grabbed two rolls of voile.

A lingerie manufacturer in Denton was relocating to another state. The manager or owner(?) was part of the same congregation that my mom is in and he told the ladies of the congregation they were welcome to come and help themselves to it one Saturday morning. My mom called me that morning at like 7AM and we went together. If I had had more time, I'd have definitely shared the info, though, and had a guild expedition there, heh.