Sunday, March 9th at 2pm the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center will present Amelia Earhart, A First Person Portrayal by well-known historian, Leslie Goddard. Admission is free but all donations go toward the ongoing renovation of the museum.
History comes alive in the talented hands of historian Leslie Goddard who tells fascinating stories and creates vivid portraits of some of history’s most memorable women.
American aviator Amelia Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic ocean by airplane (1928) and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight. This program reviews her upbringing, the records she broke, and her tireless work to promote opportunities for women.
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. 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.