First Ladies [F-18-27]
|Presenter:||Fran Van Horne|
|Location:||SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery|
|Classes:||4 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Tue 10:00 AM 10/02, 10/09, 10/16, 10/23|
This course is an overview of the wives of the earliest Presidents in our country, including the wife of Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America – Varina Davis, the first and only First Lady of the CSA. Explore the lives and family relationships of the First Ladies of our country, including their children and their parents, as well as some of the “black sheep” of their extended families.
Fran Van Horne is a retired nurse and nursing instructor who prefers reading biography to reading fiction. Besides her series on the First Ladies, she has given presentations on the British Royal Family, the Vanderbilts, the Flu Epidemic of 1918, and many other topics as well. Fran and her husband, Otis, received the “Super SOARer Award” in 2009 in honor of their huge contribution to the growth of our knowledge and the growth of our organization.