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Living history: Library to present first-person program on Amelia Earhart

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:21 p.m. CDT
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Historian and actress Leslie Goddard will present “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” at noon Thursday, May 27, at the St. Charles Public Library in St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – History will come alive at the St. Charles Public Library as historian and actress Leslie Goddard presents “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” at noon Thursday, May 27, in the library’s Huntley Meeting Room.

Earhart’s exploits and personality made her an international celebrity in the early 20th century, according to a news release. Presented as a first-person account, Goddard recounts Earhart’s life; the many records she broke; her unconventional views on marriage; and her ability for succeeding in a man’s world without losing the adoration of the public.

For more than 10 years, Goddard has been presenting history lectures and performing first-person programs in the Chicago area. Trained as a historian, she earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and writes and lectures on U.S. cultural history.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, by calling 630-584-0076, ext. 1, or visiting

The St. Charles Public Library is located at 1 S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles.

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