BARKHAMSTED — Kandie Carle channeled her inner Jane Austen Friday evening, April 12, as she mingled theatrics, facts and humor into a lively program sponsored by the Barkhamsted Historical Society.

During the one-woman show “Fashion in Fiction: Jane Austen Regency,” Carle presented a “show and tell” of the clothing that was in style at the time of Austen’s novels. 

She shared excerpts from some of the writer’s novels and her letters while demonstrating the proper dress for ladies and gentlemen of the early 1800s. The event...