Sarah Smith Nester

Close to home

Photo by John Rice Irwin

Appalachian women endured much adversity and hardship in carving out a life from the hardscrabble mountains; however, they were the center of home life and its reflections of work, culture, and love. Read more

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Early log home

Photo courtesy of Berea College by permission

The evocation of the log home incites images of a beautiful blend of past and present. One often envisions the modest, one-room structures of the past as well as the glamorous, awe-inspiring cabins that romanticize the term “vacation home.” Read more