Titanic Historian - Denise Vanaria is Mrs. Thomas Andrews
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 Dedicated to the memory of:

 Stanley A. Kuta (Sr.)  

August 19, 1935 - November 10, 2011

Curator for Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews

"Have a good life"

Stanley Kuta Sr.


Titanic Departing Southampton 10 April 1912

Titanic: Mrs. Thomas Andrews


Enjoy riveting presentations by Denise Vanaria as Helen (Mrs. Thomas) Andrews, widow of one of Titanicís chief designers who perished with the entire Harland & Wolff "Guarantee Group" on 15 April 1912.


Learn heretofore unknown intimate and heart-rending accounts of the Titanic tragedy and Edwardian society as Ms. Vanaria accurately recreates the life and times of Helen "Nellie" Andrews.


Each presentation is unique and the duration usually varies  from 45-90 minutes.

Performances & interactive presentations with artifacts are available for all age groups including assisted living facilities, nursing homes & special needs groups.


Victorian/Edwardian themed tea parties/socials available for any holiday or your choosing.   Step back into time and experience what it was like to be a part of Victorian/Edwardian society with Mrs. Andrews & friends.


Ms. Vanariaís credits and appearances include, among many others, Robert Ballardís famous "Titanic Revealed;" the Broadway musical "Titanic,"  Voiceover artist for "Titanic, Pride of the White Star."  Member of the Titanic Speakers Bureau.  Exhibitions of her meticulously restored Edwardian clothing have appeared around the world and she has numerous Titanic artifacts on continuous display at "Titanic the Experience"  in Orlando, Fla.  She is a Titanic/Andrews historian as well as a consultant on Edwardian fashion and clothing to museums and entertainments.

 Denise is recognised by the National Association for Professional Women.


For Information & to book an engagement with Ms. Vanaria, please contact: MrsThosAndrews@aol.com


*Fees are variable depending upon the nature and length of the desired program; venue location; travel expenses; as well transportation of artifacts.  Whenever possible, Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews,  makes every effort to work within the client's budget.  


Donations of antique clothing, shoes, accessories, period & Titanic related items are very much appreciated. We are gladly accepting donations of the Titanic Franklin Mint Rose doll & accessories collection.  Franklin Mint Anniversary Heirloom Gibson Girl dolls.

If you would like to make a donation, please send to:  

 Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews

P.O. Box 72

Stockbridge, M.A.  01262


( For further details on each show go to Special Engagements!   Click on Blog at the top of the page which will take you to the directory on the right)

The New Series "The Life & Times of Mrs. Thomas Andrews, Wife of Titanic's Designer" written by Denise D. Vanaria can now be viewed here at:  


Or under blog listing "Mrs. Thomas Andrews" Interviews, Television, Film & Video.





February 13th  2 P.M.

Mt. Carmel

Lenox, M.A.

A Victorian Valentines Party!

 Contact Joy Morin:  413-637-2660



April 8th  2 P.M.  

Somers Library

Somers, N.Y.

Remembering The Titanic with Mrs. Andrews!

Interactive presentation in honor of the 105th anniversary.

Contact Valerie Herman:  914-232-5717



April 27th  1:30 P.M.

Brookdale Senior Living

Glastonbury, C.T.  

 Titanic, An Afternoon to Remember!

 Interactive presentation in honor of the 105th anniversay with Mrs. Thomas Andrews Jr. & her maid Miss Doyle!

Featuring White Star Line artifacts from Titanic & her sister Olympic with a segment on Cunard's Lusitania.

Contact Jeanette Wheeler:  1-860-652-3444  ext. 1013



 June 5th  (following 7:30 P.M. meeting)  

Stephentown Historical Society

 Fashion & Etiquette aboard the Titanic!

 Contact Marilyn Osgood:  518-733-0010



 June 8th  6:30 P.M.

Lee Historical Society

Lee, M.A.

"An Evening to Remember with Mrs. Andrews"

Memorial presentation in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Andrews Jr. wedding anniversary with artifacts.

from Olympic, Titanic & Lusitania.

Contact Bambi Johndrow:  413-717-8817



Denise Vanaria

Titanic the Experience, Orlando Fl.  2011



"The grief and sorrow Titanic's loss engendered has never fully disappeared; man's memory for grief is long. Immediately following the disaster, this mourning was most intense, for it was during these days that the bodies of the lost were recovered. And it soon became apparent that the vast majority of the victims never would be found. They would sleep for eternity in the sea which now claimed them as her own..."
(from "Titanic. Destination Disaster. The Legends and the Reality" by John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas)





Photo still from "The Life & Times of Mrs. Thomas Andrews"

Episode #3 "Lady of the House."

Electrician William  Parr (Alan Luckachina) & Denise Vanaria

Mims Library

Mims, Fla.  2016

Charley B. Barkin



Doll creator Marie Sloan and Denise Vanaria

Titusville Library

Titusville, Fla. 2016

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