Illinois Bicentennial Centennial Programs

 Looking for a program to commemorate the 200th birthday of the state of Illinois? I've got three:

PLEASE NOTE: May 2018 is completely booked and I am no longer able to accept bookings for that month

Visit the Portrayals page HERE for brand-new portrayals of Louisa May Alcott and Georgia O'Keeffe

Bertha Palmer [Portrayal]

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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​​​​​Royal Weddings

​Celebrate Prince Harry's wedding with a look back at beloved royal weddings

​​​​​Louisa May Alcott

​Newly updated and revised portrayal of the author of Little Women

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.

2018 Bicentennial of the State of Illinois

​​​​​Georgia O'Keeffe

​Meet one of America's greatest modernist painters

Leslie Goddard

Ten People from Illinois Who Changed History [Lecture]

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How Illinois Women Won the Vote [Lecture]

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Think History's Boring? Think again

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                        to life...