Dining at Downton "A Trial by Fork" & "Life in Service"
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 her in-depth research and lively presentation style. In the Northwest, she is the most popular speaker in the history of the Washington Commission for the Humanities’ Inquiring Mind program and has received several grants from WCH to tour her programs to rural and undeserved areas of Washington state.
Ever wonder what Carson knows about setting a table or what recipes Mrs. Patmore’s menu book contains? Come explore the complexities of a Downton Abbey dinner.
Enter the world behind the baize door at Downton Abbey and learn about the people who kept the great houses running, from Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes, who commanded the world downstairs, all the way down to Daisy, the lowly kitchen maid.
Admission is for the two lectures plus dessert from the era.