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“Journey Proud” highlights the people, customs and traditions of Alabama

Journey Proud highlights the people, customs and traditions of Alabama. Alabama citizens if all ages will enjoy the experience of viewing and learning about the rich, diverse cultural traditions that make Alabama a special place! Gourd Houses, Decoration Day, Camp Fasola. Journey Proud will air on Alabama Public Television. The series is funded, in part, by a grant from Alabama Humanities […]

National Arts and Humanities Month

There are two weeks left in October, two weeks more of National Arts and Humanities Month. As the president said in 2009, “Throughout our nation’s history, the power of the arts and humanities to move people has built bridges and enriched lives, bringing individuals and communities together through the resonance of creative expression. It is […]

The Year of Music

John and Alton become best friends in elementary school, their mutual attraction prompted by both being new in town. John’s father, with the ink barely dry on his law degree, hangs his shingle on the second floor of the Alexander City Bank. Alton’s father has just relocated his one-chair barber shop from Camp Hill to […]

A Long Journey Short

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

Riding to School

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

Cotton Mary

AHF Recognizes Women’s History Month During March, we will feature a series of blog posts focusing on Women’s History Month. Please join us in the discussion and comment with your own opinions and tales. The woman came down from a field of red clay, And her cohorts were teeming with cotton and hay; And the […]

Chatom welcomes the traveling Smithsonian exhibition

Washington County celebrated the opening of “New Harmonies” with an amazing event at the Washington County Library in Chatom. People entered the library through a gigantic 10’ jute box, and the Smithsonian exhibition looks fantastic in the atrium of the library. The Sullivan Family and the Winky Hicks and Frontier Bluegrass Band played at the […]

Your roots are showing

The University of West Alabama will conclude its “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” tour with Southern humorist Nan Graham as she presents “Your Roots Are Showing: Personal Stories about Folksingers from Sumter County,” on Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Callaway Schoolhouse. “New Harmonies” is part of Museum on Main Street, a […]