Mon., May 10, 2021 at 6:30pm


Mon., May 10, 2021 at 12:00am

Event Venue

Salem Public Library

821 E. State St.

Salem, OH



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Long before there was Martha Stewart there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book was released. To date it has sold more than 75 million copies. Betty Crocker wasn’t a real person. She was created in 1921 by a flour company, but that didn’t stop her from becoming an advisor to American cooks! Her popularity continues…

Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., will present an illustrated lecture on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 6:30 pm, via Zoom, to tell how Betty Crocker was invented and how she has endured through the years.

Leslie Goddard holds a PH.D. from Northwestern University and master’s degrees in museum studies and in theater. She has been lecturing and performing on topics in history for more than fifteen years. As a lifelong resident of the Chicago area she has written two books on Chicago history.

Ms. Goddard’s presentation is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Registration is required for this program. Please provide an email address at time of registration, in order to receive the zoom link to enter the presentation.

This PLUS (Public Libraries United in Service) program is available through Zoom. Please contact any of the following libraries to receive more information: Lepper Library (330-424-3117), Columbiana Public Library (330-482-5509), East Palestine Memorial Public Library (330-426-3778), Salem Public Library (330-332-0042), or Wellsville Carnegie Public Library (330-532-1526).