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AHF tops $200,000 mark in grants awarded in 2017

In the latest round of grant giving in September, AHF awarded 22 grants totaling $72,753.27. For 2017, that brought AHF’s total of major and mini grants to 62 for $208,713 awarded to organizations in 24 counties. In the September round, grants, a brief description and the counties served were: MAJOR GRANTS Alabama Folk School at […]

AHF partners with AUM for Alabama History Day

The Alabama Humanities Foundation announced this week a new partnership with Auburn University at Montgomery to produce Alabama History Day — a statewide history competition for middle and high school students. This year’s contest will be held at AUM Friday, April 6. Division winners at Alabama History Day will have the chance to compete against […]

New officers, board take helm at Alabama Humanities

Michon Trent Alabama Humanities Foundation elected Mobile’s Michon Trent chair of the board for 2018 along with a new slate of officers and board members. Vice Chair is Dr. Carmen Burkhalter, Florence; Secretary is Velma Tribue, Dothan; treasurer, Beth Wise, Huntsville, and board members, Dr. John Kvach, Huntsville, and Judge David Rains, Ft. Payne. “Our […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens Friday in Jasper

The opening reception for Water/Ways in Jasper will be Friday, Jan. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bankhead House & Heritage Center. It was originally scheduled for Jan. 16, but postponed due to expected bad weather. The Museum on Main Street exhibit, made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and […]

National tour magazine features traveling exhibit

Group Tour Media featured Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit in a story, telling all about the exhibit, the 67-county tour and features of the statewide exhibit to commemorate 200 years of Alabama statehood. Group Tour Media, the publisher of Group Tour magazine, Student Group Tour magazine, Group Tour Spotlight e-magazine, and On Tour newsletter is “a travel communications […]

Bicentennial Scholars available for programs in your community

As opening day for Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit approaches, and plans are being made for Bicentennial activities in your community, take advantage of our resources. Our Bicentennial Scholars have been announced, and you can read all about them! These scholars will be crisscrossing Alabama, offering engaging and enlightening programs on a wide range […]

March 1 deadline for major teacher institute on Civil Rights Movement

Deadline for applications for teachers from around the country for Alabama Humanities Foundation’s “Stony the Road We Trod…”: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy is March 1. Applications must be postmarked by that date. This three-week institute offers a unique opportunity for teachers to participate in an in-depth, intensive study of the Modern Civil Rights Movement […]

Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship winners recognized

Alabama Humanities Foundation recognized four teachers from across the state with the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship, given to teachers in support of projects in history and civics in their classroom or school. Named in memory of the late daughter of former Gov. Bob and Patsy Riley, winners are chosen based on their projects that share […]