The Pennsylvania Settlement and its colonists have remained an obscure part of Nelson’s history. What follows is a beginning, an opening to that time in Nelson’s history where we can get to know the special community of scholars and artists who called Nelson home for part or all of each year at the beginning of the twentieth century. This essay springs from my presentation to the. Wednesday Academy in August, 2011. It is a work in progress and remains open to discussion and additions. I have tried to incorporate every reliable source I could find, though much more remains to be written. No doubt there are those who have information not included here which would bring additional life to these wonderful people, thereby further enriching this part of Nelson’s history. Your thoughts and your stories are welcome. Please share them.