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Historical Firsts Programming and Promotional Information

Tammy Denease

P.O. Box 281054
East Hartford, CT 06128

(860) 299-6090

PROGRAMS – History belongs to everyone. Tammy speaks everywhere and her varied programs suits

Quilting Talk

Tammy telling the story of her family quilt.

all age groups from adults to young children. This storyteller/teaching artist has programs that can match any school’s language arts curriculum. It encourages students in the fields of history, geography, science, mathematics, reading and writing.

Each program includes an in class visit that consists of a hands on activity and history of time period. Prior to the school visit teachers are given a syllabus and surveys.


– Each historical characterization is performed in period clothing and is approximately 35 to 45 minutes in length, with Q and A to follow.

FOLKTALES – with props and narration are 30 to 45 minutes.

WORKSHOPS – are an hour with hands on activity.


Tammy as Sarah Margru

Tammy as Sarah Margu


SPACE – Any room is suitable for all programs, although each requires a certain amount of space for the performance or workshops. A platform, if available, increases the viewing pleasure of the audience, especially for large groups.

TRAVEL – When traveling to performance sites outside of New England, a mileage rate and/or air fare cost will be added to the performance fee along with hotel accommodations, if needed. The sponsoring organization can make the arrangements or I can make the arrangements, which will be reimbursed, along with the performance fee.

FEES – Call for information. Generally, a flat rate applies which includes perfomances and travel costs.

Grants are available for Historical Firsts Performances!


Tammy Denease is a NEFA Artist.
Non Profit organizations throughout New England CG_LOGO_ORG_LG(except Connecticut) can apply for grants that will help pay up to 50% of fees to host Tammy Denease. Click on Logo for more information about grants and application deadlines or visit

Fee support for Tammy Denease may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit for more information.

Press Coverage
Click on any of the following links to view the press coverage as Tammy Denease portrays different women and tells their stories.

Tammy Denease – The Woman of Many Faces – video interview

Tammy Talks about Juneteenth at Sturbridge Village
on news channel WTNH
(starting at 2:06) – video interview

The Quilting Stories

Taking History Lessons to New Heights

Portraying Bessie Coleman at an Entertainment Showcase

Instructing Children through Stories About Colonial Life

Portraying the Life of the First African American Female Pilot

Chief Librarian Impressed with the Performance

Tammy as Clo Pratt Helps Town Celebrate A 300th Birthday

Ashley House to Celebrate Mum Bett

Valley Gazette Coverage of Tammy as Elizabeth Keckly

Better Connecticut – WFSB Channel 3 Interview with Tammy Denease

The Governor and Tammy Denease Richardson

Hartford Courant – MLK Celebration 1/13/2011

Old Sturbridge Village Features Mumbet

South Coast An Inspiring Story

The Republican in Springfield

West Hartford Publication talks about Upcoming Mumbet Performance

Worcester Magazine – Two Minutes with Tammy Denease

The Sun Chronicle

Tammy Receives Scholarship for Flight Lessons – 1

Tammy Receives Scholarship for Flight Lessons – 2