History

Two Sides of the Mountain: The Controversial History of Georgia’s Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Nearly fifty years after its completion, the South’s largest stone relief memorial still draws plenty of attention in both crowds and controversy

Charles Willson Peale: Artist of the American Revolution

Chester, Maryland

A man of the times, Charles Willson Peale rose from poverty not only to participate in the birth of a nation but to paint its portrait along the way

Natchez on the Bluffs: Coming in First Again and Again

Natchez, Mississippi

You may be surprised how many times Natchez, Mississippi, has come in first throughout her history

Where the Hearth Is: The Historic Homes of Natchez, Mississippi (Part Two)

Natchez, Mississippi

The story of the South doesn’t stop on the porch: behind the graceful curve of column and cornice, these Natchez homes have a story to tell

Alexander Stephens, Vice President to a Failing Nation

Crawfordville, Georgia

Fully supportive of slavery but resistant to secession, Alexander Stephens believed in and fought for a state’s right to both

Coal: The Sustaining Bedrock of Appalachia

Ronceverte, West Virginia, and Clifton Forge, Virginia

The future of coal may be in somewhat of a state of flux, but currently coal lives on, as does its deep and lasting impression on Appalachian society

The Women Who Built Country Music: Part Three

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Itawamba County, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama

Rebels, musical visionaries, but still country girls at heart, the women who built country music took their own paths to success

The Women Who Built Country Music: Part Two

Butcher Hollow, KY; Winchester, VA; McMinnville, TN

These country music icons paved the way with each teardrop and heartbreak they sang

The Women Who Built Country Music: Part One

Hot Springs, AR; Scott County, VA; Nashville, TN

More than pretty faces and sweet Southern voices, these influential guitarists and hardworking performers showed the world of country music that women musicians could hold their own

Where the Hearth Is: The Historic Homes of Natchez, Mississippi (Part One)

Natchez, Mississippi

Today the historic architecture of Natchez on the Mississippi is unsurpassed as a testament to the beauty of bygone plantation culture

Dorian Shores in the Delta: Dunleith Plantation

Natchez, Mississippi

As Greek as Greek revival can possibly go, this Natchez mansion dominates the antebellum plantation scene as much as it did a century and a half ago.

10 Texas Courthouses in All Their Glory: Part Two

Lockhart, Dallas, Victoria, Denton, and Gatesville, Texas

Standing Texas tall and proud, here are five more century-old architectural masterpieces scattered across the Lone Star State