“Remember the Ladies”
Jessica Michna, recipient of the Presidential Service Center’s Distinguished Service Award, is widely known for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies, notable women of history and fictitious characters.
Meet Jessica Michna
Originally from Pennsylvania, she developed a love of history at an early age. She and her family visited the many historic sites throughout America. Her school years would find her appearing in various productions, in addition to costume design and construction. Upon graduation several scholarships were offered to further her studies in theater arts. She would opt to earn a degree in psychology from the UW system working several years as a researcher and lecturer.
Her love of theater and history would eventually bring Jessica to found her company, “First Impressions”
In 2016 she was awarded the Presidential Service Center’s Distinguished Service award for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies.
Historical Impressionist Representing a Variety of First Ladies
Abigail Adams – “A Lifeline of Letters”
Cordelia Harvey – “Angel in a Gray Bonnet”
Dolley Madison – “The Lady Who Saved Washington”
Edith Galt Wilson – “To End All Wars”
Eleanor Roosevelt – “First Lady of the World”
Frances Folsom Cleveland – “A May – December Romance”
Golda Meir – “The Journey Home”
Goode Rebeka, Trial by Fire – “The Salem Witch Trials”
What others are saying
“This month’s entertainment was the most captivating and moving historical presentation that I have, personally, ever experienced!!!” “If you missed it, you missed an extremely memorable experience.”
“You can imagine that in my position I see a lot of Mrs. Lincolns”. “You are by far and away the very best”.
“I would like to let you know you were a BIG hit at the meeting.” “I had several people tell me “that was about the best program we have had.”