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Leslie Goddard

Leslie Goddard has been presenting history lectures and performing first-person programs in the Chicago area for more than ten years.

She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in American studies and U.S. history, as well as master's degrees in theater and in museum studies. Leslie has worked in the museum field for ten years and is the author of two books on Chicago history.

Her nationally-recognized programs have been presented for Illinois Humanities Council sites, Chicago’s Navy Pier, WBEZ-Chicago Amplified, Questers International, the Victorian Society in America, and scores of schools, universities, retirement centers, libraries, historical societies, businesses, conferences, and fund-raisers.

Learn more! Leslie Goddard featured as"this week's Chicagoan" in theChicago Reader: 

Click here to view a video excerpt from the program, "Jane Austen and her Women."

Click here to view a video recording of the program "Mary Chesnut"

New! The Chicagoans video
       featuring Leslie Goddard!
Click here for a new video featuring Leslie Goddard as part of Groundfire Pictures' series, The Chicagoans.
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Please contact me if you'd like more information about a program or would like to inquire about a specific date (you can check the "Calendar" page first to see if a particular date is already booked).

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