Eileen Aiken English will be returning to Old Economy Village on April 16th at 7:00 PM with another presentation.
If Count Leon contributed anything to the Harmony Society, it was excitement. His presence not only brought hope to those Harmonists disillusioned with Father Georg Rapp, but brought out the worst in a few nascent activists. During Leon’s prolonged stay at Economy Friedrich Rapp arranged an unexpected raid on his lodgings; the action greatly expedited events which led to the Great Schism. Later at Phillipsburg, the same activists churned a visit to Economy into an aggressive raid that ultimately resulted in the dissolution of Leon’s New Philadelphia Society.