In this first-person portrayal set in 1893, Leslie portrays Bertha Honore Palmer, Chicago socialite, wife of real estate magnate Potter Palmer, and pace-setting arts patron. At the World’s Columbia Exposition she served as hostess to the world, and she still compels honor and attention today.
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Earlier Event: January 24“Behind the Stars: the Remarkable Women Who Helped Build Chicago” featuring Laurie Russell
Later Event: May 21“The Albright Family Legacy” featuring Sara Phalen