Performance and Public Speaking Experience

The Historical Portrayals

Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Coco Chanel, Julia Morgan, Louise Nevelson, Dorothy Thompson, Elizabeth Van Lew, and in the production, “The Long Road to Victory: From Pedestal to Politics and Prison in the Battle for Woman “ you’ll find Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul

The Visual Journeys Lectures

  • The Arts & the Art of Dressing: 1920s Style
  • Magnificent Collaboration: Julia Morgan, Architect & William Randolph Hearst, Client
  • Hearst Castle: Home or Museum?
  • The Carnegie Library in Illinois: Treasures on the Landscape
  • Uncommon Vision: Architect Mary Jane Colter & Travel in the American Southwest
  • I Spy: Cryptography from Caesar to the Civil War

 Readers Theater

  • Literary Lovers:  Three Dynamic Dialogues
    • F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald
    • Lillian Hellman & Dashiell Hammett
    • Dorothy Thompson & Sinclair Lewis
  • By Necessity/By Choice: 7 Women in the Early Workplace
  • Living the War: Women inside the Confederate Capital

Presented at:


Interview at Montgomery College, MD, following Susan B. Anthony performance.
  • Two Rivers, Grand Junction, Colorado – Jane Addams (2014), Coco Chanel (2009)
  • Great Basin, Reno, Nevada – Julia Morgan (2013), Coco Chanel (2011)
  • High Plains, Greeley, Colorado – Louise Nevelson (2010),  Susan B. Anthony (2008), Elizabeth Van Lew (2006), Dorothy Thompson (2005), Coco Chanel (2003)
  • Prairieland Chautauqua, Jacksonville, Illinois – Jane Addams (2006), Susan B. Anthony (2003)
  • Maryland (at Community College Campuses) – Coco Chanel (2006), Susan B. Anthony (2003)
  • Heartland (Illinois & Missouri Communities – Coco Chanel (2002 & 2001), Elizabeth Van Lew (2000 & 1999)
  • New Hampshire, Keene & Portsmouth –Susan B. Anthony (2002)

 Colleges & Universities

  • William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois – Jane Addams, The Arts & the Art of Dressing: 1920s Style; The Carnegie Library in Illinois
  • Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois – Jane Addams, The Long Road to Victory, Coco Chanel
  • Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California – Coco Chanel
  • Southern Illinois University, School of Architecture & Applied Sciences & Arts – Coco Chanel
  • Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa – The Long Road to Victory
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory, By Necessity/By Choice
  • Oakton Community College – The Long Road to Victory
  • University of Illinois Office of Women’s Affairs, Chicago, Illinois – Jane Addams, By Necessity/By Choice
  • University of Northern Iowa Museum, Cedar Falls, Iowa – Carrie Chapman Catt
  • University of Oklahoma School of Social Work, Norman, Oklahoma, held at Cowboy Hall of Fame  – Jane Addams


  • A representation:  American Association of University Women (2 state conferences & 12 chapters)
  • League of Women Voters (10 chapters)
  • Questers (12 Chapters, 1 state convention)
  • Women in Management
  • General Federation of Woman’s Clubs (23 Chapters)
  • Book Clubs
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (5 chapters)
  • Business & Professional Women
  • Church Auxiliaries – 29

 Government & Corporate

  • Social Security Administration, Chicago, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory
  • National Credit Union Administration, Lisle, Illinois – By Necessity/By Choice
  • St. Paul Insurance, Freeport, Illinois – By Necessity/By Choice
  • United Auto Workers, Newton, Iowa – The Long Road to Victory
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Chicago, Illinois – Jane Addams
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Women in Science & Engineering, Chicago, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory
  • Daimler-Chrysler, Lisle, Illinois – Susan B. Anthony, The Long Road to Victory
  • FDIC, Downers Grove, Illinois – Jane Addams

 Historical Societies, Museums & Sites

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains, Georgia – Susan B. Anthony
  • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. – Jane Addams
  • Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb, Illinois – Jane Addams, The Long Road to Victory, the Carnegie Library in Illinois, San Simeon: Home or Museum Lecture
  • Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois – Elizabeth Van Lew (5 Civil War Encampments), Jane Addams, Coco Chanel
  • Frazier International History Museum, Louisville, Kentucky – The Long Road to Victory
  • Geneva Lake Museum, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Elizabeth Van Lew
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois – Jane Addams, The Long Road to Victory, Coco Chanel, By Necessity/By Choice, Susan B. Anthony
  • Homewood Historical Society, Homewood, Illinois – Elizabeth Van Lew, Mary Colter & Julia Morgan Lecture
  • Matteson Historical Museum, Matteson, Illinois – Elizabeth Van Lew, Coco Chanel,  Susan B. Anthony
  • Palatine Historical Society, Palatine, Illinois – Elizabeth Van Lew, The Long Road to Victory, Mary Colter & Julia Morgan Lecture, Jane Addams
  • Thornton Historical Society, Thornton, Illinois – Coco Chanel
  • Wood Dale Historical Society, Wood Dale, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory
  • Crystal Lake Historical Society, Crystal Lake, Illinois – Coco Chanel
  • Darien Historical Society, Darien, Illinois – Elizabeth Van Lew
  • Des Plaines History Center, Des Plaines, Illinois – Jane Addams
  • DuPage County Historical Society, Wheaton, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory

Public Libraries

  • Illinois:  Addison, Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Beecher, Batavia, Berwyn, Brown County,  Deerfield, DeKalb, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Dundee Township, Eisenhower, Ela, Elmwood Park, Elburn, Elmhurst, Fond du Lac, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Mundelein, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glenview, Grays Lake, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Darien, Jacksonville, LaGrange, Lake Villa, LaSalle, Lincolnwood, Lisle, Lyons, Matson, McHenry, Morton Grove, Mt. Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Park, Park Ridge, Lombard, Princeton, Prospect Heights, River Grove, Rockford, Sheridan, St. Charles, Schaumburg, Sterling, Western Springs, Lincolnshire, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield.
  • Venice, Florida
  • Ft.Collins, Colorado
  • Plainfield, Indiana
  • Bettendorf, Iowa
  • Janesville & Neenah, Wisconsin

Special Events & Conventions

  • American Association of University Women Fall Conference (Illinois), Willowbrook – The Long Road to Victory; Decatur, Illinois – Jane Addams
  • American Association of Family & Consumer Science Convention, Reno, Nevada – Coco Chanel
  • Human Rights Education Institute, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Susan B. Anthony
  • Pro-Youth Heart Benefit , Visalia, California – Coco Chanel, The Long Road to Victory
  • Park Ridge Civic Orchestra Benefit, Park Ridge, Illinois – Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Van Lew
  • Hull-House Association & Toynbee Hall International Conference, Chicago, Illinois – Jane Addams
  • National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter Convention, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Jane Addams
  • National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter Convention, Charleston, W.V. – Jane Addams
  • Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, Norman, Oklahoma – The Long Road to Victory
  • 80th Anniversary Conventions, League of Women Voters, Chicago, Illinois – Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Questers Illinois Convention – The Long Road to Victory
  • American Sewing Guild Regional Conference, Palatine, Illinois – Coco Chanel
  • Council on Social Work Education National Convention, Chicago, Illinois – Jane Addams
  • Country Women’s Council, U.S.A. Regional Convention, Lisle, Illinois – Jane Addams
  • Soroptomist International & County Historical Society, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – The Long Road to Victory , Elizabeth Van Lew


  • Hull House Association – Jane Addms (3 events)
  • Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Glenview, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory
  • Ft. McCoy, 84th Training Command, Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin – The Long Road to Victory
  • Illinois Commission for the Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Springfield, Illinois – The Long Road to Victory
  • Illinois Democratic Women – The Long Road to Victory
  • Evanston Women’s Republican Club – The Long Road to Victory
  • West Suburban Republican Women, Chicago Area – The Long Road to Victory
  • Indiana Correctional Association, Ft. Wayne, Indiana – The Long Road to Victory; Merrillville, Indiana – Jane Addams
  • Lake Geneva Yacht Club, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Coco Chanel
  • Salt Creek Civil War Round Table, West Suburban Chicago – Elizabeth Van Lew lecture
  • East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May, New Jersey – The Long Road to Victory, Elizabeth Van Lew

Other Professional Experience

  • Editor – Chicago American Institute of Architects
  • Fashion Promotion – Marshall Field & Company, Chicago
  • Training Director – Lord & Taylor – Woodfield, Schaumburg, Illinois

Kind words about the program

Annette Baldwin

 Annette Baldwin

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