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Bon Appetit! A Portrayal of Julia Child

September 13th, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Join the Evanston History Center online for a fun and informative event as award-winning actress and scholar Leslie Goddard portrays the iconic Julia Child!

In the 1960s, thousands tuned in every week to watch Julia Child demonstrate the art of French cooking on television. Meet the legendary cookbook author, television star and champion of French cooking in this portrayal by actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. Goddard brings to life the iconic French Chef in this portrayal, as she discusses everything from her relationship with her husband Paul Child to the mishaps of cooking on television.

This event will be held online via Zoom. Registration Required:
Admission: $10. EHC Members attend for Free!

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in U.S. history and American Studies as well as master’s degrees in both theater and museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker. More info:

Many thanks to our partner, Evanston’s own Bookends & Beginnings, for their support of this event!

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September 13th, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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