Tames Alan Living History Lectures

Living History Lectures

Performing in the 2014 Green Show Wednesday, August 20 and Sunday, August 24.

This is her sixth season in the OSF Green Show.

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

Tames Alan is an actress, historian, and fashion history teacher who has combined her skills to create Living History Lectures for people of all ages. Since 1986, she has been touring her programs throughout the United States and Canada, where she is known for in-depth research and a lively presentational style. She is the most popular speaker in the history of the Washington Commission for the Humanities' Inquiring Mind series. Tames studied theater and history at Willamette University in Oregon and theater at the American Conservatory Theater and the Dell'Arte School in California. For many years, Tames taught fashion history at the Art Institute of Seattle, offering a class that combined fashion history, social history, and women's studies. She is a historical consultant to museums, libraries, and historical festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Tames Alan on Community: Since my mission is to teach tolerance, my community is a very diverse group of people from all socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.  I greatly enjoy bringing people together in discussions about how people lived in the past and how it affects the present and the future.  It gives me great pleasure to reach out to people in rural and underserved areas, because they are an overlooked community.  I am always looking to broaden my horizons and those of the people around me.