Planning programs for your organization? Here are some notable anniversaries happening this year:

70th anniversary
    -- Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947 [Program: Queen Elizabeth II lecture]
80th anniversary
   -- Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 [Program: Amelia Earhart portrayal)]
100th anniversary
    -- Alice Paul organizes the first-ever White House picketing demonstrations on Jan. 11, 1917 [Program: Alice Paul portrayal]
    -- Queen Elizabeth II’s family formally becomes the House of Windsor (replacing the House of Saxe-Coburg-Goth) [Program: Queen Elizabeth II lecture]
    -- John F. Kennedy is born on May 29, 1917 [Program: Jackie Kennedy portrayal]
180th anniversary
   -- Victoria, at age 18, became Queen of England on June 20th, 1837, succeeding her uncle William IV [Program: Queen Victoria lecture]
260th anniversary
    -- Alexander Hamilton and his future wife, Elizabeth Schuyler, are born in 1757
 [Program: Hamilton's Women portrayal]

​​Alice Paul
The suffragist who was jailed and force-fed for demanding women's right to vote

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2017 Commemorations

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​​​​​Queen Elizabeth II

A lecture (not a portrayal) about the life of Britain's longest serving monarch

​​Hamilton's Women
Meet Alexander Hamilton's wife and her sisters Angelica and Peggy

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.

Click HERE to read the Daily North Shore's article on my new program Hamilton's Women, about Alexander Hamilton's wife and two of her sisters.

Leslie Goddard

Visit the Lectures page HERE for brand-new lectures on Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, and It's a Wonderful Life.

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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.