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Alabama Humanities awards event unveils new concept

In a groundbreaking concept for Alabama Humanities Foundation’s annual event, an inaugural class of fellows will be inducted, featuring a best-selling author, a financial executive and historical novelist, host of CNN’s American documentary series and the second African American to become a federal judge in Alabama. The Oct. 2 Alabama Colloquium at Birmingham’s The Club […]

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 […]

Honda donates official Bicentennial vehicles

Alabama’s Bicentennial celebration will be traveling in style thanks to the generosity of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. HMA donated a 2017 Honda Ridgeline and a 2016 Honda Pilot – both with less than 500 miles – to Alabama 200 Tuesday. All white with Alabama 200’s bright red logos, it not only will be the Bicentennial’s […]

AHF speaker featured in national Humanities magazine

Humanities Magazine, the publication of National Endowment for the Humanities, featured Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, in its Winter issue. McLaurin, an Alabama native, was the keynote speaker at Alabama Humanities Foundation’s annual Humanities Awards Luncheon in October in Birmingham. At the luncheon, McLaurin talked of the White House as a […]

AHF director earns national humanities recognitions

When Armand DeKeyser returned to his home state four years ago to take the reins of Alabama Humanities Foundation, he brought with him a certain amount of national name recognition. After all, he served as chief of staff for US Senator Jeff Sessions and US Senator Bob Corker. It should come as no surprise he […]

Plans under way for AHF Bicentennial traveling exhibit

We all belong to a larger-than-life story, two hundred years in the making. As Alabamians, our story has been crafted by the moments that both define and refine who we are. A tightly woven tapestry of trials, triumphs and transformations, this vibrant tale celebrates our commonalities and honors our individualities. It is an epic adventure, […]