Alabama Humanities awards event unveils new concept

In a groundbreaking concept for Alabama Humanities Foundation’s annual event, an inaugural class of fellows will be inducted, featuring a best-selling author, a financial executive and historical novelist, host of CNN’s American documentary series and the second African American to become a federal judge in Alabama. The Oct. 2 Alabama Colloquium at Birmingham’s The Club […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens in Decatur

Museum on Main Street exhibition, Water/Ways, opened Aug. 15 in Decatur, the city that settled on the banks of the Tennessee River. While the national exhibit, made possible through a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution and Alabama Humanities Foundation with support from AAA Cooper Transportation, will demonstrate the impact water has had on our country and […]

More counties announced for statewide Bicentennial exhibit hosting

BIRMINGHAM – Alabama Humanities Foundation is announcing its latest round of communities that will be hosting Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit. Following this statewide exhibit’s debut in the Old Supreme Court Library at the State Capitol on March 5, 2018, this historic traveling exhibit begins its 18-month, 67-county tour in April 2018 with its […]

The AHF Board Member Experience by Crissy Nettles

As the summer comes to a close, so too does my time with the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) board. I’ve been so lucky and proud to be a member of this organization, especially as we have committed to becoming a transformative entity where Alabama’s stories can be shared in all 67 counties. Our board encompasses […]

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 now until April […]

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 […]

Preserve Your Public 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 vital roles in American and Alabama culture and civic life by reaching into communities to support local cultural organizations, museums, and schools. Last year, AHF — with funding from NEH — […]

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 […]