Monday, October 16, 2017

Friday Night at the Museum to host, “McFadden: Bad Boy of the Republican Party”

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “McFadden: Bad Boy of the Republican Party,” scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at

Louis T. McFadden was Canton’s home-grown Congressman who represented Bradford County for 20 years and was one of America’s most controversial politicians in the first half of the 20th century. He tried to impeach President Herbert Hoover and fought tough election battles against Cornelia Pinchot, the wife of Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot. Adolf Hitler praised his anti-Semitic remarks and conspiracy theorists are still writing about him today. McFadden also made positive accomplishments and his opinions about the Federal Reserve are still considered relevant.

This program will be presented by Matthew Carl.

This program is the final feature of the 2017 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit or check out the society Facebook page at