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A Christmas Farewell

In honor of the holidays, AHF will explore contributions to literature, film, art and other humanities disciplines in the name of holiday spirit! Or, through the art of storytelling, we will tell you our favorite Christmas memories. Dolores Hydock’s one-woman performance of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory is a Christmas tradition in Alabama. The young […]

Eudora Welty exhibit to open in Mobile

“If exposure is essential, still more so is the reflection.” Eudora Welty, from Foreword, One Time, One Place With the exhibition “Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections” opening September 2 at the Museum of Mobile, I am reflecting on my memory of Eudora Welty’s visit to Agnes Scott College in 1977. She seemed elderly as she […]

Joy of reading

Do you remember the joy of escaping into a book as a child? Saturday, April 17, the Alabama Book Festival (ABF) at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery reminded me why I love to read. (more…)

Be a part of the art

As part of its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the publishing of To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM), and to celebrate the book’s lasting significance for the state, country and the world, AHF has asked select local, statewide and national artists to create original works of art inspired by the book and its themes. The […]

Get your music fill in Ft. Payne

The Smithsonian exhibition “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” opened on August 29 in Fort Payne with over 100 people, including family members of Adas Johnson, whose 1925 fiddle is on display, and famous musicians James Bryan and Joe Underwood, featured in the local exhibition. (more…)


How do elementary students in Mobile save a battleship? Schools for Our Ship (SOS) is a real-world learning experience about the USS Alabama Battleship, a National Historic Landmark and Alabama monument to veterans of WWII. Students and teachers at Dodge Elementary School have organized a campaign to raise awareness and funds to repair damage inflicted […]

Chatom welcomes the traveling Smithsonian exhibition

Washington County celebrated the opening of “New Harmonies” with an amazing event at the Washington County Library in Chatom. People entered the library through a gigantic 10’ jute box, and the Smithsonian exhibition looks fantastic in the atrium of the library. The Sullivan Family and the Winky Hicks and Frontier Bluegrass Band played at the […]