Sarah DeClerk

Sarah DeClerk is an Arkansas native who loves her home state's natural beauty. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2013. Her interests include art, literature, history, sociology, and the outdoors.

Tennessee Williams: A Life of Tragedy and Inspiration

Columbus, Mississippi

Haunted by his own memories, playwright Tennessee Williams turned stories of a sad life into literary treasures.

Home Is Where the Sweet Tea Is

Steeped in history as old as the colonies, few things other than sweet tea have become so iconic to the South

Busy Days, Dreamy Nights: The Taborian Hall

Little Rock, Arkansas

Once a dance hall featuring legendary performers such as Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Taborian Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, lay in ruins for decades.

9 Things You Absolutely Must Do While in Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

From downtown trolley to the heights of Pinnacle Mountain, Little Rock shines with these nine places you don’t want to miss

Sorghum, Sweet Nectar of the South

Maintaining its foothold against the deluge of other sweeteners, sorghum is smothering Southern buttered biscuits once again

Clarksville, Missouri: The Bald Eagle’s Winter Getaway

Clarksville, Missouri

Each winter, more than two thousand Bald Eagles head down to Clarksville, Missouri, ruffling a few feathers when they do – in a good way.

The Canvas of T.J. Collins

Staunton, Virginia

Staunton, Virginia, was T.J. Collins’s canvas, upon which he experimented with the diverse styles of the Victorian era

Clementine Hunter: Painting Memories of a Louisiana Plantation

Louisiana

The daughter of freed slaves on an isolated Louisiana plantation, Clementine Hunter rose to become one of the South’s most prolific folk artists

From Soldier to Chief: The Story of John Ross

Oklahoma

Despite his own hardships faced by the Indian Removal Act and the death of his wife, John Ross became one of the most influential chiefs in Cherokee history.

Blending Cultures and Eras in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

As the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches has plenty of history with a good dose of multicultural architectural charm.

9 of the South’s Most Dazzling Fall Foliage Displays

The vegetative American South is packed with opportunities to venerate the autumn colors. These nine places, from historic hamlets to national parks and gardens, are renowned for their spectacular foliage displays.

Restoring the Forgotten Dreams of the Taborian Hall

Little Rock, Arkansas

Standing in ruins for decades, the once lively Taborian Hall caught the attention of one woman who dreamed of seeing its glory once again

Bonaventure: Savannah’s Sacred Haven of Beauty and Peace

Savannah, Georgia

Despite unchanging stone and statue, Savannah’s largest cemetery is not lifeless at all.

The Wormsloe Plantation: A Georgia Family’s Colonial Legacy

Savannah, Georgia

Passed down a single family line since the first English settlers came to Georgia’s shores, Wormsloe still preserves the memory of that colonial time

5 Fantastic Places to Stay in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

More than a place to settle in for the night, each of these Little Rock favorites offer the most memorable experience of genuine Southern hospitality

The Haunting History of the Crescent Hotel

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

From a hotel and school to a hospital, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa has a deeply haunted history that many say still lingers today.

Community and Culture at Judd Hill Plantation

Lunsford, Arkansas

The culture that formed within Judd Hill Plantation in the Mississippi Delta region of Arkansas still offers a special glimpse into a sharecropper’s life through its Judd Hill Foundation partnership with Arkansas State University.