“Tames Alan is known for her in-depth research and lively presentational style. She kindles a thirst for history while entertaining the audiences with her knowledge and humor.” Pierce & King County Libraries
One-woman, historically accurate costumed programs that are educational entertainment
Customs & Culture
Programs that cover a wide range of subjects that don't fit neatly into any of the other categories
Tames Alan, the actress, historian, and fashion history teacher behind Living History Lectures
“Crinoline fires” killed 3,000 women between the late 1850s and late 1860s in England. Women would lose sense of the circumference of their skirts, which caused them to step too close to a fire grate. The flames would be fanned by the oxygen circulating under their skirts and caused them to catch fire.