90th birthday of Grace Kelly

Illinois Libraries:

​​​​​Grace Kelly: American Princess

​A new historical portrayal celebrating the Hollywood actress and real-life Princess

​​​​​Becoming Queen Elizabeth II

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

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Leslie Goddard

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200th birthday of Queen Victoria [lecture]

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.

2019 Commemorations

​​​​​The Little Black Dress

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

Latest Programs

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.

80th anniversary of debut of Gone With the Wind

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