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.

Hamilton's Women

NEW FOR 2019. Few lives seemed so much like a movie: Grace Kelly's fairytale wedding in 1956 to Prince Rainier of Monaco took her from movie star to princess. But beneath her cool, gracious smile, Grace Kelly was a woman who yearned for her father’s approval and worked hard as a wife and mother. In this historical portrayal, award-winning actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays the woman who transformed from a Hollywood star to a real-life princess.

Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Open space of about 7 X 10 feet (or so) for performing
  • Microphone (lapel preferred), if you think it's needed or desirable
Grace Kelly: American Princess
Louisa May Alcott

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. [NOTE: The program fee and mileage rates are higher for this program since two presenters are involved.]

Becoming Queen Elizabeth II
Eleanor Roosevelt

NOW AVAILABLE. In this new historical portrayal, meet Britain’s famous monarch. Learn about her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to Prince Philip of Greece, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images, her sense of humor and savvy intelligence with which she meets her demanding obligations.

In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrated its 150th birthday. In this historical 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.​

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.


available for 2019

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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.

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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!

Leslie Goddard