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.

 

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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.

 

Ms. Vanaria appears in authentic Titanic era attire selected from her large collection of Edwardian clothing.  Preparation for a venue takes on average no less than 3-4.   A dresser/ attendant to Ms. Vanaria  is absolutely essential in preparation for every performance.

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

 

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."  Exhibitions of her meticulously restored Edwardian clothing have appeared around the world and she has for approximately ten years had numerous Titanic artifacts on 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. In the course of a lifelong passion for the restoration of Edwardian attire, she has accumulated one of the largest Edwardian clothing collections on the east coast.   

Denise is recognized by the National Association for Professional Women.

*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.  

 

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

 

 

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/Manager :

  Dr. T. Andrews   

 

 

Assistant Manager/Doll creation

Marie Sloan

 

 

Advisory & Production :   

Jamie Thomas, Sharon Kuta, Daniel Tawczynski,

 

 

Curation:  The Late Stanley Kuta Sr.,  Jamie Thomas

 

 

 Artistic Direction :

 Crystal Vanaria  

 

 

Coming Soon!  Well accomplished Titanic artist, Crystal Vanaria, will have her Titanic art as well other pieces from around the world post to this site.  Please Check Back!

 

 

Upcoming Performances!

2014

 

 

April 26th 2:00  P.M.

Village at Farmington

Farmington, C.T.

Contact Holly Walmer:  1-860-676-8626

 

 

April 30th  2:00 P.M.

Edwardian Tea Party with Mrs. Andrews

Melbourne Place

Lenox, M.A.

Contact Sherry Pease: 1-413-499-1992

 

 

May 6th  1:00 P.M.

The Gardens At Keystone Woods

Followed by another performance at:

May 6th  2:30 P.M.

Grayson House at Keystone Woods  2:30  P.M.

Springfield, M.A.

Contact Pat Gelinas:  413-426-9868

 

 

May 10th 2:00  P.M.

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

2387 Boston Road

Wilbraham, M.A.  01095

Contact Amy Creasia:  1-413-596-0006

 

 

June 14th  2:00 P.M.

Rockville Public Library

Rockville, C.T.

Contact Lorayne Margiotta:  1-860-8723642

 

 

Check weekly for new performance postings!

 

 

 

 

"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)
 

 

 


Newly added videos for your enjoyment, click media at top of page!

 

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

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Helen & Thomas Andrews, 1908
 
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Denise Vanaria 2012
 

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Denise Vanaria 2009
 

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