​​​​​Chicago Department Stores

​A new lecture exploring Chicago's great retails stores from Sears to Carson's

Northern Illinois Historic League Preferred Partner

PLEASE NOTE:  March, April and May 2020 are full. I am no longer able to accept bookings for those months. 

Newest Programs

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Think History's Boring? Think again

COMING SOON! Debuting in 2020:

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Lady Bird, Pat, and Betty [historical portrayal]

Bad Blood: The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes [lecture/book review]

imagine having a talk with someone from the past ...

 

Imagine having a conversation with a celebrated First Lady, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, or an aviation pioneer. Or delving deep into the story of a renowned department store or legendary film.


I give voice to stories from the past. As entertaining as they are educational, these programs bring history alive in a fun, inspiring and educational way.

​​​​​The Little Black Dress

​An illustrated lecture exploring the history of the ultimate fashion icon

​​​​​Becoming Queen Elizabeth II

​Historical portrayal of the legendary monarch, set in the early 1990s

Christmas in the Movies [lecture/book review]

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It's my life's work to bring memorable women from the past alive and to tell historical stories so that lessons from the past are more meaningful and powerful.

Leslie Goddard

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