Amelia Earhart Presentation
The library is pleased to welcome Leslie Goddard, actor and PhD in History, for a performance as Amelia Earhart on Friday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Martha Ellen Tye Theater, 709 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. Please note that this event will not be held at the Marshalltown Public Library due to lack of space, and will instead be at the Martha Ellen Tye Theater.
Amelia Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early twentieth century. In this lively living-history program, meet Amelia and learn about her experiences as the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane (1928) and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932). She’ll describe how she learned to fly, what inspired her adventurous spirit, and why she set off in 1937 for an around-the-world flight. The performance is inspired by Amelia Earhart’s books 20 Hrs., 40 Min. (1928); The Fun of It (1932) and Last Flight (1937, posthumous).
Leslie Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history programs for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in American studies and U.S. history as well as a master’s degree in theater. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on history and currently works full-time as an author and public speaker. Her programs have been presented for hundreds of museums, libraries, senior centers, clubs, and other organizations around the country.
This presentation would be accessible to older elementary students (3rd grade and up) through adults.
For questions or more information, please call the library’s Information Desk at 641-754-5738 ext. 4.