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Amelia Earhart presented in one-woman show

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 4:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:24 a.m. CDT
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Historical re-enactor Leslie Goddard will portray Amelia Earhart in a one-woman show in Big Rock July 10.

BIG ROCK – “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” will be presented at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Big Rock Community Building, Sixth and Madison in Big Rock.

The public is invited to view this 50-minute one-woman show presented by Leslie Goddard, who dresses in character as she explores Earhart’s life and personality.

Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane in 1928 and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932. She set numerous records on her flights before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight. Goddard’s program reviews Earhart’s upbringing, the records she broke, and her tireless attempts to promote opportunities for women.

Leslie Goddard holds a Ph.D from Northwestern University, specializing in American studies and U.S. history. She has worked in the museum field for 10 years and is the author of two books on Chicago history.

Goddard has presented programs for scores of organizations, societies, schools, universities, businesses and fundraisers. Shared sponsors of this program are the Big Rock Historical Society, Big Rock Park District and the Air Classics Museum of Sugar Grove. There is no charge for this program.

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