Tames Alan to present living history lecture at Wenatchee Valley Museum
Actress, historian and instructor Tames Alan will present a living history lecture titled “Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes” on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The program is co-sponsored by the museum and the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation to honor the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in Washington state.
Appearing in the authentic costume of an early 20th-century suffragist, Alan talks about the turbulent time when American women struggled for voting rights and citizenship. Her program combines cultural and clothing history, and is suitable for children as well as adults.
Alan studied theater and history at Willamette University in Oregon and theater at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She has taught fashion history at the Art Institute of Seattle, offering a class that combined fashion history, social history and women’s studies. She has been a speaker for the Washington State Commission for the Humanities in their Inquiring Mind series.
Admission to the program is free, though donations are welcome. The museum is located at 127 S. Mission Street in Wenatchee. For more information call 888-6240 or visit www.wvmcc.org.