NOTE FOR ORGANIZATIONS: April and May 2018 are completely booked and I am no longer able to accept bookings for those months.

 

PLEASE NOTE FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Not all events are free and many require advance registration. Please contact the organization directly if you are interested in attending.


April 17, 2018, 2 p.m., private event​

 

April 17, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

April 18, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 18, 2018, 7 p.m., Orland Park Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II lecture

 

April 19, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 19, 2018, evening, Association of Lincoln Presenters 2018 Conference, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy

 

April 20, 2018, luncheon, private event

 

April 21, 2018, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Rachel Carson

 

April 21, 2018, 7 p.m., Wild Ones, Rachel Carson

 

April 22, 2018, 4 p.m., Naper Settlement, Rachel Carson

 

April 23, 2018, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Louisa May Alcott


April 23, 2017, 7 p.m., Lockport Area Branch AAUW, Hamilton's Women

 

April 24, 2018, 2:30 p.m., private event

 

April 24, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

April 25, 2018, 1 p.m., Clara Cummings Book Club, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

April 25, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

April 26, 2018, Luncheon, private event

 

April 26, 2018, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Marshall Field's

 

April 27, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

April 28, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 29, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

April 30, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Julia Hull District Library Stillman Valley, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

May 1, 2018, 1 p.m., Tuesday Book Review, Kankakee, Jackie Kennedy

 

May 1, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

May 2, 2018, 10 a.m., private event

 

May 2, 2018, 7 p.m., Woodridge Public Library, Royal Weddings

 

May 3, 2018, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Royal Weddings

 

May 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Covered Bridge Quilters Guild, Princeton IL, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

May 4, 2018, 11 a.m., private event

 

May 4, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

May 5, 2018, 11 a.m., Chicago Public Library Roden Branch, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 5, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

May 6, 2018, 2 p.m., Morton Grove Public Library, Amelia Earhart

 

May 7, 2018, Noon, private event

 

May 7, 2018, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Rachel Carson

 

May 8, 2018, 10 a.m., private event

 

May 8, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

May 9, 2018, luncheon, Rockford Woman's Club, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 9, 2018, 7 p.m., Orland Park Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

May 10, 2018, 1:15 p.m., private event

 

May 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Warren-Newport Public Library, Gurnee, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

May 11, 2018, 10 a.m., private event

 

May 11, 2018, 2 p.m., First National Bank of Illinois, Lansing, Jackie Kennedy

 

May 12, 2018, 3 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

May 14, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

May 14, 2018, 7 p.m., Villa Park Public Library, Royal Weddings

 

May 15, 2018, 10:30 a.m., private event

 

May 15, 2018, 7 p.m., Itasca Community Library, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs  Kennedy

 

May 16, 2018, 12:30 p.m., The Every Wednesday Literary Club, Elgin, TBD

 

May 16, 2018, 7 p.m., Johnsburg Public Library, Royal Weddings

 

May 17, 2018, Noon, Wauwatosa Woman's Club, WI, Jackie Kennedy

 

May 17, 2018, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 18, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

May 19, 2018, 2 p.m., Berwyn Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 19, 2018, 6 p.m., private event

 

May 21, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Mather's More than a Cafe, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 22, 2018, noon, University Club of Chicago, Royal Weddings

 

May 22, 2018, evening, NOT AVAILABLE

 

May 23, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Rolling Meadows Park Dist., Royal Weddings

 

May 23, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

May 24, 2018, Luncheon (specific time TBD), Skokie Valley Chapter DAR, Hamilton's Women

 

May 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Cherry Valley Public Library, Amelia Earhart

 

May 25, 2018, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

May 26, 2018, 1:30 p.m., CIBC Lake Forest, Chicago Candy

 

May 27, 2018, 2 p.m., Dundee Library, Queen Elizabeth II lecture

 

May 29, 2018, Noon, Ela Township Community Center, Bette Davis

 

May 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m., Hanover Township Senior Services, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

May 30, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

May 30, 2018, 7 p.m., Geneva Public Library District, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 31, 2018, private event (out of state)

 

June 2, 2018, 1 p.m, CIBC Wilmette, Royal Weddings

 

June 4, 2018, 1 p.m., DeKalb County Farm Bureau, Louisa May Alcott

 

June 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Hinsdale Bank and Trust Platinum Adventures, Bette Davis

 

June 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

June 6, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

June 6, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

June 7, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Windsor Park Carol Stream, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

June 7, 2018, 7 p.m., Prairie Trails Public Library, Bertha Palmer

 

June 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Louisa May Alcott

 

June 8, 2018, 1:30 p.m., GreenFields of Geneva, Violet Jessop

 

June 9, 2018, 1 p.m., Oswego Public Library Dist., Georgia O'Keeffe

 

June 11, 2018, 7 p.m., Northbrook Public Library, Amelia Earhart

 

June 12, 2018, noon, Ela Township Community Center, Jackie Kennedy

 

June 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Mount Prospect Public Library, Illinoisans

 

June 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Eastern Iowa Community College District, Louisa May Alcott

 

June 13, 2018, 7 p.m., Guttenberg Library Foundation, Amelia Earhart

 

June 14, 2018, 11 a.m., Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute at Addolorata Village, Queen Elizabeth II (lecture)

 

June 14, 2018, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Marshall Field's

 

June 15-24, 2018, Greenville, S.C. Chautauqua

 

June 26, 2018, 10 a.m., private event

 

June 26, 2018, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

June 27, 2018, Harper College Lifelong Learning at Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1:30 p.m., Queen Elizabeth II (lecture)

 

June 27, 2018, 6 p.m., Crest Hill Branch Library, Ten People From Illinois

 

June 28, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

June 29, 2018, 1 p.m., Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute, Queen Elizabeth II (lecture)

 

June 29-July 1, 2018, NOT AVAILABLE


July 2, 2018, 10:15 and 1:15 p.m., Cantigny Park Golden Oaks Club, Louisa May Alcott

 

July 3, 2018, noon, private event

 

July 10, 2018, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Louisa May Alcott

 

July 10, 2018, 1 p.m., McHenry County College Continuing Education, Brownie Wise

 

July 11, 2018, Noon, Dowagiac Junior Arts Club, Jackie Kennedy

July 12, 2018, 2 p.m., Geneva Public Library, Ten People From Illinois

 

July 12, 2018, 7 p.m., Lombard Historical Society and Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Alice Paul

 

July 13, 2018, Noon, Moline Public Library, Brownie Wise

July 13, 2018, 3 p.m., Colona Dist Public Library, Ten People from Illinois

 

July 14, 2018, 10 a.m., Silvis Public Library, Amelia Earhart

 

July 15, 2018, Afternoon, Anamosa Friends of the Library, Iowa, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

July 16, 2018, noon, University Club of Chicago, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

July 17, 2018, 2 pm., private event

 

July 18, 2018, 10 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Louis May Alcott
 

July 18, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

July 18, 2018, 7 p.m., Barrington Area Library, How IL Women Won the Vote

 

July 19, 2018, 1 p.m., Vernon Area Public Library, Lincolnshire, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

July 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Charles B. Phillips Public Library District, Newark IL, Louisa May Alcott

 

July 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m., private event

 

July 22, 2018, evening, private event

 

July 23, 2018, 2 p.m., Ela Area Public Library District, Louisa May Alcott

 

July 23, 2018, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Illinoisans

 

July 24, 2018, 10 a.m., Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute at The Garlands, Queen Elizabeth II (lecture)

 

July 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Western Dist Library, Orion, Jackie Kennedy

 

July 26, 2018, 7 p.m., Wilmette Public Library, America's First Ladies

 

July 27, 2018, evening, 2018 Iowa Storytelling Festival, Violet Jessop

 

July 29-August 11, 2018, vacation

 

August 6-9, 2018, High Plains Chautauqua, Colorado

 

August 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Council Bluff Public Library, TBD

 

August 14, 2018, 2 p.m., Rock Valley Public Library, TBD

 

August 14, 2018, 6 p.m., Hawarden Public Library, Iowa, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

August 15, 2018, 1 p.m., Le Mars Public Library, Iowa, TBD

 

August 15, 2018, 7 p.m., Sioux Center and Orange City Public Libraries, Iowa, TBD

 

August 16, 2018, 1 p.m., Laurens Public Library, Iowa, TBD

 

August 16, 2018, 7 p.m., West Bend Public Library, Iowa, TBD

 

August 17, 2018, 2 p.m., Marshalltown Public Library, Iowa, Amelia Earhart

 

August 20, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

August 21, 2018, 1 p.m., Oakton Community College, Passages series, Hamilton's Women

 

Aug. 22, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Aug. 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Public Library, Louisa May Alcott


Aug. 23, 2018, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Violet Jessop

 

Aug. 25, 2018, 2 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

August 27, 2018, 6:30 p.m., private event

 

Aug. 28, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Aug. 29, 2018, 2 p.m., First Ntl Bank Evergreen Park, Royal Weddings

 

Aug. 29, 2018, 7 p.m., Addison Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Aug. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 4, 2018, noon, Ela Township Community Center, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 5, 2018, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 6, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 6, 2018, 6 p.m., Frank L. Weyenberg Library, Mequon, WI, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 7, 2018, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 10, 2018, 6 p.m., Mather's More Than a Cafe, Queen Elizabeth II (lecture)

 

Sept. 11, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 12, 2018, Noon, Union Church of Hinsdale Men's Club, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 13, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Schaumburg Twnshp Dist Library, Ten People from Illinois

 

Sept. 13, 2018, 7 p.m., Orland Park Public Library, Ten People from Illinois

 

Sept. 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

Sept. 15-16, 2018, TBD, Revolutionary War event, Cantigny, Hamilton's Women

 

Sept. 16, 2018, 2 p.m., Frankfort Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

Sept. 17, 2018, 7 p.m., Thomas Ford Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Eastern Iowa Community College, America's First Ladies

 

Sept. 18, 2018, 7 p.m., Bloomingdale Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 19, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 19, 2018, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, Ten People from Illinois

 

Sept. 20, 2018, 1 p.m., St. Charles Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 20, 2018, 7 p.m., Itasca Community Library, Ten Illinoisans Who Changed History

 

Sept. 21, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 22, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Thornton Historical Society, Royal Weddings

 

Sept. 25, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 26, 2018, noon, All Saints Lutheran Church seniors, Orland Park, Bette Davis

 

Sept. 27, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Windsor Park Carol Stream, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 27, 2018, 7 p.m., Winfield Public Library, Ten People from Illinois

 

Sept. 28, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 29, 2018, 9 a.m., Wild Ones Symposium, Schererville, IN, Rachel Carson

 

Sept. 29, 2018, TBD (afternoon), Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Sept. 30, 2018, 2 p.m., Bloomington Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Oct. 1, 2018, luncheon, Geneva Lake Women's Association, Brownie Wise

 

Oct. 2, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

Oct. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.m., private event

 

Oct. 4, 2018, 1:15 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 7, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 9, 2018, 1 p.m., Levy Senior Center, Evanston, Chicago Candy

Oct. 10, 2018, 10 a.m., private event

 

Oct. 10, 2018, 7 p.m., Bartlett Public Library, Chicago Candy

 

Oct. 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Cook Library at Sullivan Community Center Vernon Hills, Louisa May Alcott

 

Oct. 13, 2018, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 14, 2018, start time TBD, Kendall County Home Community Education, program TBD

 

Oct. 16, 2018, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II

 

Oct. 17, 2018, 11 a.m., Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, TBD

 

Oct. 18, 2018, morning/afternoon, private event

 

Oct. 18, 2018, 7 p.m., Addison Historical Society, Ten People from Illinois

 

Oct. 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Lake Forest Lake Bluff Historical Society, Alice Paul

 

Oct. 21, 2018, 2 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Jackie Kennedy

 

Oct. 22, 2018, 10 a.m., private event

 

Oct. 25, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 28, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Oct. 30, 2018, noon, Ela Township Community Center, Amelia Earhart

 

Oct. 31, 2018, 10 a.m., Stickney Township, Chicago Candy

 

Nov. 1, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Nov. 2, 2018, noon, Active Retired Citizens Club, Triton College, Clara Barton

Nov. 3, 2018, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Nov. 5, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

Nov. 6, 2018, noon, Northbrook Park District, Jackie Kennedy

 

Nov. 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Chapter KN of PEO, at Ruth Lake Country Club, Amelia Earhart

 

Nov. 10, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Nov. 13, 2018, noon, Ela Township Community Center, Clara Barton

 

Nov. 13, 2018, 7 p.m., Women at the Well, Church of the Holy Spirit, Schaumburg, Christmas at the White House

 

Nov. 14, 2018, 7 p.m., Palatine Public Library, Louisa May Alcott

 

Nov. 15, 2018, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Nov. 16, 2018, 10 a.m., Downers Grove Senior Center, Christmas at the White House

 

Nov. 17, 2018, 11 a.m., Liberty Bank, Chicago, Jackie Kennedy

 

Nov. 18, 2018, 3 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, Lombard, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

Nov. 20, 2018, 7 p.m., Dyer Historical Society, Marshall Field's

 

Nov. 23, 2018, 2:30 p.m., private event

 

Nov. 27, 2018, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Nov. 27, 2018, 6 p.m., LaSalle Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Nov. 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m., Prospect Heights Book Review Club, TBD

 

Nov. 28, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Nov. 29, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 1, 2018, 10 a.m., Lake Forest Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Dec. 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m., CIBC Lake Forest, TBD

 

Dec. 4, 2018, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, It's a Wonderful Life

 

Dec. 4, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 5, 2018, 6 p.m., Franklin Park Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Dec. 6, 2018, 7 p.m., Batavia Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Dec. 7-8, 2018, OUT OF STATE

 

Dec. 9, 2018, 2 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 11, 2018, noon, Ela Township Community Center, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Dec. 11, 2018, 7 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m., private event

 

Dec. 12, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Chicago Public Library, Edgebrook Branch, It's a Wonderful Life

 

Dec. 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

Dec. 13, 2018, 3 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 14, 2018, HELD for private event

 

Dec. 15, 2018, 1 p.m., Harvard Diggins Public Library, Christmas at the White House

 

Dec. 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m., private event

 

Dec. 19, 2018, 1 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m., private event

 

Jan. 2, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

Jan. 11, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

Jan. 14, 2019, noon, 19th Century Charitable Club, Queen Victoria (lecture)

 

Feb. 10, 2019, time TBD, Crystal Lake Historical Society, Chicago Candy

Feb. 17, 2018, 5 p.m., private event

 

Feb. 20, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

Feb. 26, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

Feb. 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m., private event

 

Feb. 28-March 3, 2019, OUT OF STATE

 

March 5, 2019, 1 p.m., Woman's Department Club of Wheaton, TBD

 

March 11, 2019, 7 p.m., Riverside AAUW/Riverside Public Library, TBD

 

March 12, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Violet Jessop

 

March 13, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

March 14, 2019, 11 a.m,, private event

 

March 14, 2019, 7 p.m., Deerfield Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

March 19, 2019, Noon, Ela Township Community Center, America's First Ladies

 

March 20, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

March 28, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 18, 2019, 10 a.m., Glen Ellyn Book Review Club

 

April 26, 2019 1 p.m., Lombard Garden club, Rachel Carson

 

April 27, 2019, luncheon, Trinity Lutheran Church Des Plaines, TBD

 

May 5, 2019, Woman's Dept Club of Wheaton, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

May 7, 2019, 9 a.m., private event

 

May 8, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

May 15, 2019, noon, private event

 

May 21, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

Sept. 8, 2019, private event

 

Sept. 14, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

Nov. 13, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Nov. 16, 2019, 10:30 a.m., Computer Assisted Genealogy Group, TBD

 

Nov. 19, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Nov. 26, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

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Leslie Goddard