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Actress, historian to portray Jackie Kennedy

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  • Leslie Goddard will portray Jacqueline Kennedy Tuesday, Nov. 19.

    Leslie Goddard will portray Jacqueline Kennedy Tuesday, Nov. 19.
    Courtesy of St. Charles Public Library


Submitted by St. Charles Public Library

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, actress and historian Leslie Goddard will portray Jacqueline Kennedy at a special program commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death at noon in the Huntley Meeting Room at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave.

Goddard's presentation will follow the Kennedys from their arrival at the White House through the last tragic days. In a moving account, she recalls her husband's assassination and her decision to begin a new life for herself and her children.

For more than 10 years, Goddard has been presenting history lectures and performing first-person program 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.

This program is sponsored by the St. Charles Library Foundation. Bring your lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.

For information, visit or call (630) 584-0076.

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