“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
In the 19th century amateur accomplishment in art were considered an advantageous social refinement for a girl. However, professional studies in life-drawing classes were feared to compromise a woman’s virtue by inflaming her passions and making her unfit as a wife and mother. It was even considered improper for women artists to draw undraped statuary in mixed company.