Living History Lectures ~ Tames Alan

Historical, educational, hysterical. One costumed woman tells you like it WAS.


The 369th Infantry Regiment, commonly referred to as the Harlem Hellfighters, was an infantry regiment of the New York Army National Guard during WWI. It consisted mainly of African Americans. The French called the regiment the Men of Bronze. During WWI, the unit spent 191 days in front line trenches. No other American unit ever reached this length of time. They also suffered the most losses of any American regiment, with 1,500 casualties.


Tames’ head is full of random historical facts from her research, and this is where she shares them. New facts are added bi-monthly, so check back regularly to see what Tames has dug up.


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Get a little taste of history!


Every month, Tames posts a new, authentic historical recipe.


This month's recipe is:

Rococo Royal Fritters


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"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


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