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Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit opens in March at capitol

Beginning in March at the state capitol, Alabama’s history, culture and humanities will be a part of an impressive traveling exhibit making stops in all 67 of the state’s counties as a significant contribution by Alabama Humanities Foundation to Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration. Called Making Alabama, the exhibit will feature eight periods of history – from […]

Alabama Humanities Fellow featured in state media celebration

This is Alabama, a statewide media focus on celebrating the great state of Alabama and uncovering the amazing people, places and experiences she has to offer, profiled Alabama Humanities Fellow Nimrod T. Frazer in its Oct. 1 edition. The feature ran in all three of Alabama’s major daily newspapers, Birmingham News, Mobile Press Register and […]

AHF grant sponsors BirminghamWatch Media Savvy forum

With fake news making real headlines and citizens torn about who to trust, the timing seemed perfect for two Media Savvy forums supported by an Alabama Humanities Foundation grant to an Alabama nonprofit dedicated to independent public service journalism. Aimed at understanding today’s constantly changing click-driven media landscape and how to know if the news […]

Rave reviews follow The Alabama Colloquium

Alabama Humanities Foundation unveiled its new concept for the annual awards event held each fall, and reviews of the Oct. 2 Alabama Colloquium have been overwhelmingly positive. It was an opportunity to showcase noted figures with Alabama ties and to let them be themselves in a candid, lively and provocative discussion about life and humanities […]

Thank you, sponsors!

Without the support of our sponsors, an event of the magnitude of The Alabama Colloquium would not be possible. We thank all who attended the Oct. 2 event, and we express our sincere gratitude to those who sponsored the Colloquium. They are: Presenting Sponsors – Aronov Realty Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Regions Bank […]

Media Savvy: Fact or Fiction? Smart Choices in a Changing Information Age

Birmingham Watch, the Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism, and Alabama Humanities Foundation are joining forces to present two media literacy discussions about what people are consuming in today’s flood of information. Discussions will center on how to tell the difference between journalism and propaganda, fact and fiction, real news and fake news. The discussions are […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens in Decatur

Museum on Main Street exhibition, Water/Ways, opened Aug. 15 in Decatur, the city that settled on the banks of the Tennessee River. While the national exhibit, made possible through a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution and Alabama Humanities Foundation with support from AAA Cooper Transportation, will demonstrate the impact water has had on our country and […]

More counties announced for statewide Bicentennial exhibit hosting

BIRMINGHAM – Alabama Humanities Foundation is announcing its latest round of communities that will be hosting Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit. Following this statewide exhibit’s debut in the Old Supreme Court Library at the State Capitol on March 5, 2018, this historic traveling exhibit begins its 18-month, 67-county tour in April 2018 with its […]

WATER/WAYS traveling exhibit coming to Alabama

Six Alabama cities – Eufaula, Decatur, Alexander City, Spanish Fort, Jasper and Selma – will examine water as an environmental necessity and a key element of history, culture and everyday life as they host Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. The Alabama tour, scheduled from now until April […]

New leaders in office, on board at AHF

Alabama Humanities Foundation elected a Montgomery lawyer to chair the organization in 2017, named its new slate of officers and four new members to its board of directors. Chair of the board is Jimmy McLemore, who has served in leadership capacities within the organization, first as treasurer and then as vice chair. He joined the […]