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About Laura

I have been portraying historic women and lecturing on historic topics since 2008, and would love to share these stories with you. Please browse the website, and feel free to write and inquire about a performance in your area.

I am a librarian in Illinois. I enjoy researching literary symbolism and am contracted to write a book on that subject! Since 1999, I have been active in community theatre in Illinois and Wisconsin, serving on the Board of Directors for Pec Playhouse Theatre more than once. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Wheels O' Time Museum, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, the Association of Lincoln Presenters, and the Illinois Library Association. In my non-existent spare time, I am an avid baker and cat enthusiast!


Information coming soon!

Presentations for Children

Interviews & Recommendations

  • 2019 NPR Radio Interview can be found here

  • 2022 NPR Radio Interview can be found here

  • Clips/Trailers of Presentations are listed on the
    "Portrayals” and “Lectures” pages

  • Vice News Interview can be found here

  • References are available upon request.

  • I am happy to recommend other quality performers on a variety of different topics. Just ask!

In-person Performance: $400 plus travel fees

Virtual Performance: $250

Zoom Hosting: $25 additional

If you would like to request a reduction in fees for your non-   profit organization, please email me to discuss details.

Performance Fees

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