Leslie Goddard

Ten People from Illinois Who Changed History [Lecture]

​​​​​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

Northern Illinois Historic League Preferred Partner

How Illinois Women Won the Vote [Lecture]

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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.

Bringing History

                        to life...

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Illinois Bicentennial Centennial Programs

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

PLEASE NOTE: March 2019 is now completely booked and I am no longer able to accept bookings for those months

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

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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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Think History's Boring? Think again

2018 Bicentennial of the State of Illinois

​​​​​Georgia O'Keeffe

​Meet one of America's greatest modernist painters