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Dozen Alabama organizations earn major humanities grants

Twelve recipients across Alabama have been awarded nearly $58,000 in federally-funded major grants from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The grants, totaling $57,868.16, will help support initiatives in literature, poetry, theater, history, music, education and documentary filmmaking. Winners and their projects are: Mentone Bicentennial Commission–Town of Mentone Mentone through the Years: A Video Time Capsule DeKalb […]

Humanities Foundation mini-grants top $11,000 in latest round of 2018-19 awards

In the latest round of awards by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in its mini-grant category, the organization gave $11,349 for projects, programs and activities throughout the state. Projects range from historic restoration to documentary filmmaking. Winners and the projects include:   Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center Andrew Jackson and His Legacy: A Workshop […]

New staff join AHF team

Alabama Humanities Foundation welcomes four new members to its staff in Programs, Development and Grants. As AHF makes this important transition, Executive Director Armand DeKeyser noted that it has already been a smooth one. “We are fortunate to have such high caliber individuals stepping into the roles that are so critical to our success. We […]

Workshop, institute planned for SUPER Teacher program

A one-day workshop and a multi-day institute partnering with the Florida Humanities Council are planned as part of AHF’s SUPER Teacher program. On May 10 at the University of Alabama, New Views on the Spanish Conquest of Alabama and the Americas will be presented. Lead Scholar is Larry Clayton (Professor Emeritus, History, University of Alabama). […]

Alabama History Day winners going to national competition

Winning middle and high school students in Alabama History Day from Mobile, Harvest, Madison, Huntsville and Montgomery are heading to national competition in June at the University of Maryland at College Park. They were part of the annual state competition this year involving 14 schools and more than 120 students from across Alabama. Held on […]

Bicentennial Exhibit takes center stage across state

All these many months, years actually, Alabama Humanities Foundation had been building to this month when Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit actually hit the road en route to an 18-month tour of the state. Leading up to the three-year period of celebrating Alabama’s statehood that kicked off in 2017 with the 200th anniversary of […]

Exhibit to remain in Capitol through August

After making its long-awaited debut in Montgomery in March, officials at the capitol have decided to keep the exhibit on display through the summer. Thousands of people from around the world have already toured the exhibit in Montgomery. Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation displays 200 years of Alabama history […]

Reception welcomes lawmakers to exhibit

As part of the Montgomery debut of Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation, in the capitol, AHF hosted a reception to give legislators a special viewing. The Alabama Legislature helped in a significant way to fund the exhibit and on March 14, the exhibit was featured in a special legislative […]

Bicentennial Traveling exhibit opens in Montgomery

Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation made its long-awaited debut in Montgomery Mach 5, displaying 200 years of Alabama history and beyond. The exhibit opened in the capitol in the Old Supreme Court Library and will be on display through March 30. This impressive display blends artistic collages, interactive computer […]