155 Years of The Great Frederick Fair

Frederick, Maryland

Over a century and a half later, amidst bright lights and carnival rides, the core mission of the Great Frederick Fair remains the same: agricultural education

The Battle of Monocacy: The Day Early Was Late

Frederick, Maryland

The Confederates were on the road to Washington with little to stop them—except a river and a future author with no chance of winning a battle

Frightful Frederick: 5 Places to Scare in Maryland’s Most Haunted City

Frederick, Maryland

With a history permeated with both Revolutionary and Civil War tales of bravery and valor, picturesque Frederick hides a darker story or two

The Servant Who Became Master: Theophilus Thompson the Chess Wonder

Frederick, Maryland

Freed from slavery at the age of ten, Theophilus Thompson changed the chess world before he was twenty

3 Ways to Fall for Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

Come soak up the splendor of the season in Frederick, Maryland

Step Aside, Boys: The Story of Hattie Caraway

Jonesboro, Arkansas

The first woman elected to the United States Senate, this outspoken Southern girl wasn’t such a “Silent Hattie” after all

100 Years and Counting: Historic Restaurants of the South (Part 2)

Cumberland, MD; New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; Bessemer, AL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Galveston, TX

In a culture where the vast majority of new restaurant ventures won’t make it to their first anniversary, these Southern-rooted venues have made it to their centennials at the very least

100 Years and Counting: Historic Restaurants of the South (Part 1)

Middleburg, VA; Bardstown, KY; Arrow Rock, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX, Potomac, MD; Meridian, MS

In business for no less than a century, these dining venues are where history meets the culinary world

Painter, Pirate, and President: The Artful William Augustus Bowles

Cedar Key, Florida

Nearly forgotten to history, “Billy Bowlegs” is the perfect poster child for his wild, adventurous, and audacious times

A Tasty Sampling of Appalachia

Asheville, North Carolina

Any good Appalachian cook knows that fast food is what you pick from the ground—a proper meal takes time, patience, and a whole lot of love

A Beacon of Hope and Rest: Lighthouses of the South

St. Augustine, Florida; Tybee Island, Georgia; Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; Annapolis, Maryland

Shining their beacon on sea-weary Southerners, these Southern lighthouses have been guiding the way through treacherous waters for centuries

Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy

Montgomery County, Maryland

Despite the James Bond stereotype, some of history’s most effective spies have been women