Darci founded American Lives™ in 2000, to bring history to life for students and museum visitors; to help them understand our culture, rights and responsibilities as Americans by exploring the lives of our predecessors. Darci started with Revolutionary Women™, her original one-woman play about the American Revolution. Her company now offers a wide variety of historical programs, plus professional development, consulting and traditional storytelling.
American Lives™ features both Darci Tucker and her husband Terry Yemm. They are veteran museum educators with more than 50 years of combined experience teaching history at Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premier living history museum.
Darci holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA. She is a playwright, actress and storyteller who performs her original, one-woman play, Revolutionary Women™, in schools across the nation. She literally wrote the book on how to portray people from history. She trains teachers and museum professionals to use storytelling and character interpretation as teaching tools, and writes history and literacy lesson plans. She tells stories at festivals across the country, created a character interpretation program at a TN university, and consults for museums and municipalities who want to improve their visitors’ experiences.