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Keep Our Humanities Programs

As you’ve likely seen, the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH and The Alabama Humanities Foundation play a vital role in Alabama and American culture and civic life by reaching into communities to support your local cultural organizations, museums, and schools. Last year, the AHF […]

Humanities on the Hill 2017

Guest Blog by Crissy Nettles Last week I was lucky enough to travel with AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser to Humanities on the Hill, a 3-day whirlwind of sharing ideas with staff and board members from other humanities councils and face-to-face meetings with our Congressional representatives and their staffs. We brought maps and graphics showing […]

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, […]

National Endowment for the Humanities announces Creating Humanities Communities

      *This is a special announcement from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Creating Humanities Communities grant is not a program of the Alabama Humanities Foundation.* The NEH recently announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a […]

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 […]

2016 Humanities Awards Luncheon

Alabama native and president of the White House Historical Association Stewart McLaurin headlined the 2016 Alabama Humanities Foundation Awards Luncheon. Over 350 patrons of the humanities convened at The Club in Birmingham on October 24 to join AHF in honoring Ben and Luanne Russell with the Alabama Humanities Award, the Hill Crest Foundation with the Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award, and Nancy […]