Past Campaigns & Events
"Capability Jane", the third of our bobblehead dolls, was quite capable of helping Chawton House. Your generous donations helped to improve the landscape and provided valuable support for the house and the library.
This successful campaign reached its goal of helping Chawton House to raise funds to purchase a 4-volume set of Wollstonecraft’s Posthumous Works for the library.
Groups subscribed to Zoom talks connecting the Austen family and the unique legacy of early women writers.
The second of our bobblehead dolls, the artistic "Creative Jane," took up painting to raise funds for Chawton House in 2021.
Creative Jane ~ 2021
Our virtual AGM 2020 Emporium Table featured an online auction and ways to help Chawton House.
AGM ~ 2020
Celebrity Jane ~ 2020
Supporting Chawton House in its closure due to COVID-19. Donors received a limited edition bobblehead Jane and shared the adventures of "C.J." on social media.
Share A Bench with Jane ~ 2019
Generous donors sponsored 30 benches for the lawns and gardens at Chawton House. These durable, comfortable benches were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed some of the terraces at Chawton House.
Jane Austen Garden Trail ~ 2018
In this successful campaign, donors chose a garden feature at Chawton and selected a literary quotation for a placard at the site. A Jane Austen walking trail has been created through the grounds of Chawton House.
Exhibition of Jane Austen's Reading
Helping Chawton House to build an exhibition of books that Austen read and discover how they might have influenced her.