Dr. Janet Worthington Presents

Women of History

Dr. Janet Worthington provides an interpretation of important women throughout history in a Chautauqua-style performance. She stays in character for a question-answer period, and then answers questions as herself, offering her own scholarly reflections on their historical contributions.

Contact
Dr. Janet Worthington
208-853-2599
worthingtonjanet@msn.com

Testimonials

Cindy Busche, Boise WaterShed, Environmental Education Coordinator

Thank you for a wonderful performance and for making our event such a success. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you. We will probably do another historically based theme next year around this time.

Juno Van Ocker, President, The Friends of the Bishops’ House

The Friends of the Bishops’ House have been pleased to welcome Dr. Janet Worthington’s two annual lecture series in this historic home. She has brought to life in our parlor 7 remarkable historical women, infusing them with her personal expertise and her joy in sharing their lives and times, as well as their thoughts and sensibilities.

Upcoming Shows

Meridian Senior Center
1920 N. Records Way
Meridian, ID 83642

January, 27th @ 1:00 pm Lousia May Alcott
February, 10th @ 1:00 pm Mary Todd Lincoln
March, 24th @ 1:00 pm Mary Todd Lincoln

Performances

Amelia Bloomer

Suffragettes

Queen Isabella

Rulers

Edith Wilson

Presidents’ Wives

Catherine the Great

Rulers

Dr. Janet Worthington portrays these women, and many more. A full list of the women she portrays can be found below.

Presidents’ Wives

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington—Worthy partner for our first president

Abigail Adams—Dearest friend of John Adams

Louisa Adams—Wife of John Quincy Adams

Dolley Madison—Wife of James Madison

Mary Todd Lincoln—The first “first lady”

Julia Dent Grant—Wife of Ulysses S. Grant

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson—The secret president

Mamie Eisenhower—Wife of Dwight Eisenhower

Authors

Louisa May Alcott—Author of Little Women

Laura Ingalls Wilder—Moving West—Little House books

Mary Hallock Foote—Author and illustrator of the old West

Settlers

Priscilla Mullins Alden—A hardy pilgrim

Mary Draper Ingles—Captured by Indians

Amelia Stewart Knight—A Tale from the Oregon Trail

Rulers

Catherine the Great—Empress of Russia

Queen Isabella—An extraordinary ruler

Suffragettes

Amelia Bloomer—Suffragette and reformer

May Arkwright Hutton—Suffragette in ID and WA

Frances Perkins—First woman in the President’s cabinet

Business Women

Coco Chanel—Fashion designer

Margaret Cobb Ailshie—Publisher of Idaho Statesman

Religious Women

Mary Magdalene—Traveled with Jesus

Katharina Von Bora—Wife of Martin Luther

Entertainers

Minnie Pearl—Country comedian

Annie Oakley—American sharpshooter

Hedy Lamarr—Actress and inventor

Shirley Temple Black—Child star and diplomat

Jane Russell—Sex Symbol and ardent Christian

Fictional Characters

Amelia Bedelia—Children’s book character

Mrs. Santa Claus