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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.

Northern Illinois Historic League Preferred Partner

​​​​​Betty Crocker

​Lecture exploring who Betty Crocker was and how she changed the way we cook

Betty Crocker and Her Cookbook That Changed How America Cooks [lecture]

Think History's Boring? Think again

Leslie Goddard

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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.

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Newest Programs

New -- and Perfect for the Age of Coronavirus

Bringing History

                        to life...

Who Was Typhoid Mary?

​A lecture about the Irish cook who changed what we know about viruses

Who Was Typhoid Mary? [lecture]

​​​​​Virtual Programs

​If you're interested in booking a virtual program, check out my offerings