Alden O'Brien is Curator of Costume and Textiles at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC. Her specialty is late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century fashion. Her current projects include an exhibit of fashion of Austen's lifetime for the 2016 JASNA AGM and a book on the wardrobes of Austen's characters.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.