The Friends of the West Chicago City Museum and the West Chicago Historical Society have programmed another outstanding Annual Spring Tea Fundraiser scheduled for March 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 300, located at 123 Main Street. Entertainment at the luncheon will be provided by actress and historian, Leslie Goddard who will be presenting Hamilton’s Women: Meet the Real Schuyler Sisters Who Captivated Alexander Hamilton.
Alexander Hamilton was not just a powerful Founding Father, he was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law, and an incorrigible lady-killer. In this new living-history portrayal, the audience will meet the Schuyler sisters who captivated Hamilton; his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton; her sister, the charming and witty Angelica Schuyler Church; and her other sister, high-spirited Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings these smart, beautiful women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives, and help shape the new nation.
About Leslie Goddard
Goddard received her Ph.D. specializing in U.S. History and American Studies, as well as Masters degrees in both Theater and Museum Studies. Her impressive background led her to directing a museum and writing two books on Chicago’s history. Currently, she is a full-time historical interpreter, author and public speaker. Her passions for theater and history combine wonderfully in her award-winning portrayals of famous women.
Tickets are $20 a person and include a tea luncheon and the live performance. Space is limited and tickets can be purchased at the City Museum, 132 Main Street or by contacting the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 231-3376.