Titanic Historian - Denise Vanaria is Mrs. Thomas Andrews
[Media] [Blog]


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.


Titanic interactive presentations with artifacts are also available for all including 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.  Funds continuously cover the purchase of authentic Edwardian wardrobe,  most in need of 3-6 months hand restoration by Ms. Vanaria.   This includes authentic period materials.  



Give your unwanted antique clothing a special place in history!

Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews appreciates donations of authentic Victorian/Edwardian clothing in any condition.


Please remit all donations to:

Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews

P.O. Box 72

Stockbridge, M.A.  01262   



Historian/Managing/Doll creation:

  Dr. T. Andrews, Marie Sloan  



Curation & reference:  The Late Stanley Kuta Sr., Jamie Thomas, Bruce Beveridge



 Artistic Direction:

 Crystal Vanaria  



Historic Costume:

Denise  Vanaria, Jamie Thomas




 Erin Hopkins




 Skip Whalen, Myra Whalen, Jeffery Eller



Upcoming Engagements!


Due to unforseen regrettable cirumstances, for the time being venues will not be posted.  If you would like a schedule of shows please write in and we will be happy to provide you with one.






"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)





"Elba," Helen Andrews, and Niece late 1911 - early 1912

Helen & Thomas Andrews, 1908

Denise Vanaria 2012

Denise Vanaria 2009

© Copyright 2010 MrsThomasAndrews.com