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Leslie Goddard

Leslie Goddard, M.A., Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history 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. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.

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"

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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. Check the "calendar" page first to see if a particular date is already booked.

Leslie Goddard

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