Current Events

AUGUST 2017

August 3, 17 & 24
One Story, One Boy: Transforming Lives in Decatur. Grant to EXCEL Center-Decatur City Schools. More information at http://www.ptc.dcs.edu/Documents/parent_resources/special_programs/excel/home.html
or contact Kelly Elmore at kelly.elmore@dcs.edu

August 1 – 25
Wade Hall Traveling Postcards Exhibit: Alabama Historical Building. Gulf Shores Museum/Thomas B. Norton Public Library. Grant to Troy University. More information contact Ruth Elder at (334) 670-3874 / relder71917@troy.edu

August 1 – 31
Wade Hall Traveling Postcards Exhibit: Alabama Main Streets. Athens-Limestone Public Library. Grant to Troy University. More information contact Ruth Elder at (334) 670-3874 / relder71917@troy.edu

August 4
The Eastern Shore: Place and People. Summer Reading Program. Grant to History Blakeley State Park – Spanish Fort. More information http://www.blakeleypark.com/Events.asp or contact Mike Bunn at (251) 626-0798 / mike.historicblakeley@aol.com

August 12
Remembering the Great War Speaker Series. Ruth Truss: “Alabama’s Own in the Great War.” Dothan-Houston County Library. Grant to Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Auburn University. More information http://rememberingthegreatwar.org/ or contact Maiben Beard at 334-844-4903 / meb0015@auburn.edu

August 12
Road Scholar, Robert Davis, “Writing a Local, Personal or Family History.” 10:00 a.m. Hosted by Baldwin County Geneaological Society. More info http://www.alabamahumanites.org/programs/road or T.C. McLemore (205) 558-3999/ tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org

August 15
AHF YP Board meeting – Alabama Humanities Foundation. Birmingham, AL 35205. More information, Kendall Chew (205) 558-3996/ kchew@alabamahumanities.org

August 15 – September 23
Water/Ways. Museum on Main Street Exhibition, a partnership project of AHF, the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, and Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Carnegie Visual Art Center – Decatur. http://carnegiearts.org/or contact Mary Reed (256) 341-0562 / mary@carnegiearts.org

August 17
2017 Food for Thought Series. Brent Aucoin: “Thomas Goode Jones & the Quest for Racial Justice in the New South.” Grant to Alabama Department of Archives and History – Montgomery. More information contact http://www.archives.alabama.gov/whatsnew/events.html or contact Wesley Garmon (334) 353-3288 / wesley.garmon@archives.alabama.gov

August 17
Rocket City Civil Rights: Connecting Generations. Grant to Village of Promise – Huntsville. More information contact Kelly Fisk Hamlin at kelly.fisk.hamlin@gmail.com

August 18
Humanities and Law Enforcement,” 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Mobile, AL 36602. Hosted by the History Museum of Mobile. More info http://www.alabamahumanites.org/programs/humanitiesandlaw or Laura Anderson (205) 558-3992/ landerson@alabamahumanities.org

August 19
Discovering Alabama: A Speak and Show Series. Martin Olliff: “Forts and Battles of Alabama.” Grant to Dothan-Houston County Library. More information http://www.dhcls.org/ or contact Jason LeDuc (334) 793-9767 / jleduc@dhcls.org

August 22
Remembering the Great War Speaker Series. Ruth Truss: “Alabama’s 167th Infantry Regiment in World War I:  Commemorating 100 Years of Service.” Elmore County Museum. Grant to Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Auburn University. More information http://rememberingthegreatwar.org/ Or contact Maiben Beard at 334-844-4903 / meb0015@auburn.edu

August 24
PRIME TIME Family Reading Time starts. Holtville Elementary School, Deatsville, AL. More info http://www.alabamahumanites.org/programs/road or T.C. McLemore (205) 558-3999/ tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org

August 29
PRIME TIME Family Reading Time starts. Coosada Elementary School, Millbrook, AL. More info http://www.alabamahumanites.org/programs/road or T.C. McLemore (205) 558-3999/ tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org

August 31
PRIME TIME Family Reading Time starts. Wetumpka Elementary School, Wetumpka, AL. More info http://www.alabamahumanites.org/programs/road or T.C. McLemore (205) 558-3999/ tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org

ONGOING EVENTS

Ongoing through September 2017
Belles’ Lettres 2 Authors Tour. Grant to University of West Alabama – Statewide. More information http://www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu/ or contact Carmen Giles at 205-652-3424 or giles@uwa.edu

Water/Ways Decatur. Museum on Main Street Exhibition, a partnership project of AHF, the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, and Main Street Eufaula. Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur. http://carnegiearts.org/ or contact Mary Reed (256) 341-0562 / mary@carnegiearts.org

Ongoing through October 2017
2017 Red Mountain Writing Project. Grant to Red Mountain Writing Project, University of Alabama at Birmingham. More information http://www.uab.edu/redmountainwritingproject/ or contact Tonya Perry at (205) 934-7896 or tperry@uab.edu

Ongoing through 2017
War and Remembrance on the Gulf Coast Exhibition. USS Battleship Alabama Memorial Park. Grant to Center for the Study of War and Remembrance, University of South Alabama. More information http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/research/warandmemory/exhibit.html or contact Steve Trout at (251) 460-6146 or strout@usouthal.edu

Remembering the Great War Speaker Series. Grant to Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Auburn University – Statewide. More information HYPERLINK http://rememberingthegreatwar.org/ Or contact Maiben Beard at 334-844-4903 or meb0015@auburn.edu

Third Space: Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art. Grant to Birmingham Museum of Art. More information http://artsbma.org/exhibition/third-space-shifting-conversations-about-contemporary-art/ or contact Claire Hubbs at (205)254-2086 or chubbs@artsbma.org

2017 Food for Thought Series. Grant to Alabama Department of Archives and History – Montgomery
More information contact http://www.archives.alabama.gov/whatsnew/events.html or contact Wesley Garmon (334) 353-3288 / wesley.garmon@archives.alabama.gov

Journey Proud IV. Media grant to Alabama Public Television. More information http://aptv.org/series/1915/Journey-Proud or contact Peggy Hair (205) 380-5169 or phair@aptv.org

Wade Hall Traveling Postcards Exhibits
. Grant to Troy University – Statewide. More information contact Ruth Elder at (334) 670-3874 or relder71917@troy.edu

Building a Better Future through Humanities. Grant to Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project, Auburn University – Statewide. More information http://apaep.auburn.edu/ or contact Kyes Stevens at (334)844-8946 or kyes@auburn.edu

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing. Grant to Vulcan Park and Museum – Birmingham. More information http://visitvulcan.com/event/southern-thunder-the-legacy-of-alabama-auto-racing/2017-06-01/#.WYjTRlGGMdU / call (205) 933-1409

2017 Red Mountain Writing Project. Grant to Red Mountain Writing Project, University of Alabama at Birmingham. More information http://www.uab.edu/redmountainwritingproject/ or contact Tonya Perry at (205) 934-7896 / tperry@uab.edu