• Christmas Train Rides in Florida, 2017

    Get out and enjoy the 2017 Christmas Season by rail! Florida has a number of wonderful Christmas Trains that run from towns large and small. The list below gives you basic information on each. Buying tickets in advance is an absolute necessity for most although the Polar Bear Express in Bristol also has general admission […]

  • The First Seminole War: 200th Anniversary Commemoration Begins

    A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered at the historic Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee, Florida, today, kicking off an 18-month commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the First Seminole War. The history of this war once figured prominently in the history books of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the nation, but times have changed. Few […]

  • Sequoyah’s Cabin sold to Cherokee Nation

    The Oklahoma Historical Society has sold the Sequoyah’s Cabin Historic Site to the Cherokee Nation in a move that will assure the permanent preservation of the original cabin and the park where it stands. The following is courtesy of the Cherokee Nation: SALLISAW, Okla. –The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the purchase and acquisition of the […]

  • Mississippi Christmas Lights for 2017

    Here’s our annual list of the best Christmas Light displays in Mississippi for 2017! The Magnolia State is a wonderful place to spend the holidays, with historic B&Bs, the beaches of Biloxi and the Gulf Coast, the Elvis attractions in Tupelo, Natchez, Vicksburg and more. Add some fun to your visit this holiday season by […]

  • Louisiana Christmas Lights for 2017

    Here’s out annual list of the best Christmas Light displays in Louisiana! The annual Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches is widely regarded as one of the finest events of its type anywhere. The city lights up the banks of the Red River to create an unforgettable holiday scene. Alexandria Holiday Light Safari * Alexandria […]

  • Kentucky Christmas Lights for 2017

    Kentucky is home to many great Christmas light displays, but we have picked out two that are absolutely phenomenal. If you have other suggestions for us, please let us know. We are always open to adding community, commercial or residential displays that capture the amazing spirit of Christmas in the South. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OF KENTUCKY, […]

  • Christmas Lights in Arkansas 2017

    Here’s ExploreSouthernHistory’s annual list of the top Christmas Lights displays in Arkansas. The Natural State lights up like no other during the holiday season with beautiful illuminations on display from the Ozarks to the Delta. Displays confirmed for 2016 are marked with an asterisk (*). If you are aware of community, commercial or residential lights […]