During the 2016 election there was a lot of talk about putting America First. Here at History First, we believe that we should put history first. After all, there are glimmers of the past in the present, and we often cannot understand our own story until it weathers the test of time.

Plus, we love weird presidential history and trivia.

Creator & Editor-in-Chief

Kaleena Fraga


Kaleena graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in History & French. She loves to read about presidents, follow dead presidents on twitter, and listen to podcasts about presidents. All posts are written by Kaleena unless indicated otherwise. 

Staff Writer

Duane Soubirous 

Duane Soubirous is an organist who loves American history almost as much as he loves music history. He speaks German but prefers French music to German music. He enjoys reading nonfiction books, newspapers and magazines, and works as a tutor for journalism students at a community college.