Jacqueline Kennedy

The elegant, poised and intensely private former First Lady, wife, mother, and arts patron

Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women

The dynamic women's suffrage leader who pioneered techniques of picketing, parades, and other non-violent civil disobedience

Bertha Palmer

Chicago socialite, pace-setting Impressionist art collector, and wife of real estate magnate Potter Palmer

Civil War Nurse Clara Barton

The first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross

Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Environmental Movement

Environmental writer, marine biologist, author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring (1962).

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy

An imagined meeting at the Smithsonian Museum's First Ladies exhibition, Mrs. Lincoln (portrayed by Laura Keyes) and Mrs. Kennedy (portrayed by Leslie Goddard) remember life in the White House, the role of First Lady, and the challenges of facing life after their husbands' deaths.

The courageous exploits and charismatic personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.

Amelia Earhart

One of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century, Georgia O'Keeffe is renowned for her brilliant paintings of flowers, nature, and the landscape around her homes in New Mexico. Learn about the creation of these paintings, as well as the complex woman whose mythmaking encompassed both her paintings and her life.

Requirements for any living-history portrayal program:

In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrates its 150th birthday. Mark the occasion with this newly revised and updated living-history portrayal of celebrated  author Louisa May Alcott. As Miss Alcott shares stories about the creation of Little Women, she also reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868.​

Georgia O'Keeffe

Meet the real women in Alexander Hamilton's life: His wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and two of her witty, charming sisters, Angelia Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler van Rensslaer. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it’ll bring the history behind the show alive!

Hamilton's Women

Eleanor Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven champion of human rights. In this program, Eleanor grapples with whether or not to join the United Nations. As she considers her options, she shares stories of her childhood, her marriage , her work during two wars, her husband's bout with polio, coming to the White House in 1933, and Franklin's death. As she speaks, she reveals the warm, honest, and passionate woman she was.

  • Table for props used in program (a card-table-sized table is fine)
  • Microphone (lapel preferred), if needed or desired by presenting organization

Click here to read the Daily North Shore article about this program.

Also Available:


available for 2018

Louisa May Alcott
Eleanor Roosevelt

Unfortunately, I am not able to do programs that I used to offer in the past. Only the programs listed here are available for this year. If you'd like me to consider reviving a prior program, send me an email using the information on the "contact" page of this website.

Leslie Goddard