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New Alabama History Day Special Award

Alabama Humanities Foundation is excited to announce a new special award for this year’s Alabama History Day competition! The Interstate Character Council Award is for AHD students who exhibit character or the development of character throughout the AHD process be it through their personal experience in the competition or as observed in their historical topic […]

Alabama History Day 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018, after a full morning of judging, winners of Alabama History Day were announced by T.C. McLemore, Programs Director at Alabama Humanities Foundation. AHF partnered with Auburn University in Montgomery to host the competition on the campus of AUM. Alabama History Day is the state affiliate of the National History Day competition […]

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 […]

Press Release: Alabama Humanities Foundation Announces 2017 SUPER Teacher Schedule

For Immediate Release:                   February 8, 2017 Contact: T.C. McLemore; (205) 558-3999 Birmingham, Ala.—Registration is now live for our 2017 SUPER Teacher Workshops and Institutes. For over 25 years, AHF has partnered with archivists, scholars, higher education institutions, and historic sites to deliver unique and engaging professional […]

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 […]

Annual luncheon lauded as great success


AHF Board of Directors Chair Guin Robinson[/caption] More than 420 business, civic and humanities leaders from across the state attended the annual luncheon of Alabama Humanities Foundation, which honored humanities award winners and outstanding teachers. Mark Crosswhite, CEO of Alabama Power Co., delivered the keynote address, offering a ringing endorsement of the humanities and its […]

Bringing It Home: Utilizing Local History in the K-12 Classroom

Join the Northeast Alabama Community College and Alabama Humanities Foundation for a local history workshop designed for K-12 social studies/history teachers! When: October 9, 2014,from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Where: Northeast Alabama Community College Library (Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center), Room 205 Cost: FREE and Lunch will be provided by NACC  at no cost to participants. […]

Alabama Power chief to give keynote address at Alabama Humanities awards luncheon Oct. 6

One of Alabama’s leading business executives, Mark Crosswhite, will deliver the keynote address at the annual awards luncheon of Alabama Humanities Foundation Oct. 6 at The Club atop Red Mountain. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will include honoring the winners of the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship for excellence in teaching; Alabama Humanities Award […]