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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 June 2017 to […]

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, […]

AHF awards more than $80,000 in latest grant-giving

Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded $80,831 in major and mini-grants across the state in its latest rounds of giving. From public discussions to exhibits to film projects and reading programs, dozens of grants were awarded. AHF’s grants are awarded three times per year to museums, historical societies, libraries, civic clubs, religious groups, social service organizations, schools, […]

Alabama Humanities Awards speaker featured on podcast

AL.com’s podcast Triple Take featured Stewart McLaurin, keynote speaker for Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon this week, taking a look at the writing, film and music that influenced him. As president of the White House Historical Association, it should have come as no surprise that this Alabama native’s favorite childhood book was the Book of Presidents. His favorite […]

Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon

The 2016 Alabama Humanities Foundation Awards Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, will be held on Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at The Club in Birmingham. AHF’s signature event promises to be a special one with a special treat. McLaurin, an Alabama native and graduate of The University of Alabama, is […]