Saturday, July 23
Featuring Historian Leslie Goddard
Listiak Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
In Becoming Queen Elizabeth II historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. brings a new historical portrayal of Britain’s famous monarch, from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a navy officer named Philip, 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. Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. history and American Studies. She is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.