“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
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, when one entered the eating hall, someone would be standing there with a bowl of bread and a bowl of salt. Each diner ripped off a piece of bread, dipped it in the salt and ate it to turn away any bad spirits that might have followed them from the church graveyard.