Fran Van Horne
Fran Van Horne is a retired nursing instructor and health educator. She is particularly interested in public health, especially in the area of communicable diseases.
Fran prefers reading biography to reading fiction. She is a history buff who especially enjoys learning about how famous women lived and behaved. Fran has taught numerous SOAR courses (on Queen Victoria, and on the Vanderbilts) and a series of courses on the First Ladies.
She has also done presentations on the American Quilt Project, Claxton-Hepburn Hospital, and the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Fran is a herself is a dedicated quilter.
Fran and her husband Otis were named “Super SOARers” in spring 2009.
Spring 2017 - More Good Ol’ Days in Northern New York [S-17-43]
Spring 2016 - The Good Ol' Days in Northern New York [S-16-28]
Fall 2015 - The 1918 Flu Epidemic [F-15-1]
Fall 2014 - First Ladies of the Civil War [F-14-25]
Spring 2014 - Gatherings: America's Quilt Heritage [S-14-23]
Fall 2013 - Queen Victoria and Her Descendants (Part 2) [F-13-45]
Spring 2013 - Queen Victoria and Her Descendants [S-13-41]
Spring 2012 - Claxton-Hepburn History in Photos [S-12-13]
Spring 2012 - First Ladies: Children, In-Laws and Outlaws (Part 2) [S-12-27]
Fall 2011 - First Ladies: Children, In-Laws and Outlaws [F-11-26]
Spring 2011 - The Vanderbilts: The First Tycoon and His Descendants [S-11-52]
Fall 2010 - First Ladies: Children, In-Laws and Outlaws II [F-10-19]
Fall 2010 - The Flu Epidemic of 1918 [F-10-20]
Spring 2010 - First Ladies: Children, Inlaws and Outlaws [S-10-23]