Past Event

Titanic Survivor Violet Jessup

A Road Scholar Program by Leslie Goddard

Historian and actress Leslie Goddard, PhD., portrays Violet Jessup, the only person to survive the sinkings of both the Titanic and the HMHS Britannic.

Leslie Goddard is currently an independent scholar and educator at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University in an interdisciplinary field of study that covered US history, women’s studies, and theater. An award winning scholar, Goddard also has extensive experience in public programs which includes lectures at Chicago area museums and historical societies, civic organizations, schools, and retirement homes.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Marston, Museum Director, 847.742.4248.