Lizzie Borden took an axe … or did she? (Recording of performance by Leslie Goddard available until Mon Oct 25)

Event details

  • Tuesday | October 12, 2021 to Monday | October 25, 2021
  • All Day
  • Virtual event on Zoom see link below
  • (864) 596-3503

  |  Cost: Free

Lizzie Borden, performed by Leslie Goddard

Award-winning actress Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., performs as Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. Lizzie’s story comes alive as she talks about her life growing up in Fall River, Massachusetts, her estrangement from her stepmother, and her troubled relationship with her father. Was Lizzie a desperate and unsettled daughter who resorted to murder . . . Or an innocent woman who could never escape the trauma that destroyed her life?

This recent and incredible performance with great audience questions was recorded and is available for viewing until Monday Oct 25, 2021.


Leslie Goddard from Chicago, IL

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than ten years. Each year, she presents more than 250 programs, appearing at public libraries, museums and historic homes, professional associations, colleges and universities, and corporations. Leslie has previously performed in Greenville/Spartanburg Chautauqua as Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford and Jackie Kennedy. A resident of the Chicago area, she holds both a master’s degree in theater and a doctorate in American studies and women’s history. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a public speaker, living-history presenter, and author.