Living History Lectures ~ Tames Alan

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


"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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When Richard Warren Sears started his company, which initially sold watches, he used the mail-order method. Very soon, his catalog grew into a massive “book” of 532 pages that offered a huge variety of products, such as dolls, refrigerators, stoves, and all kinds of groceries. By 1906, the catalog was referred to as “the Consumer’s Bible.”


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:



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