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Leslie Goddard

Christmas in the Movies [lecture/book review]

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​​​​​Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty

​By Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka. New historical portrayal.

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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.

Think History's Boring? Think again

​​​​​Afternoon Tea

​Lecture exploring the history, etiquette and elegant rituals of afternoon tea

Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women [Historical portrayal]

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Northern Illinois Historic League Preferred Partner

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.

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

Newest Programs

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

​​​​​The Roaring Twenties

​An illustrated lecture exploring the decade that began 100 years ago

Bringing History

                        to life...