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History

American Nazism: German-American Bund sought fascist America during the 1930s

As a matter of practice, I tend to reject the idiom that goes something like this - “Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it.” I get hung up on the “bound to repeat it” part but that’s an argument to make another day. The first piece - the importance of ...

‘Graceful in form’: Portrait of early Venango settler hangs in courthouse

So how does the portrait of a wealthy Philadelphia debutant who moved to the then-frontier town of Franklin wind up hanging in the Warren County Courthouse? It turns out it very much has to do with the first treasurers of both Venango and Warren counties. “Sarah Parker was born to the ...