CULTURAL CROSSROADS: "A NEW COUNTRY" 1800-1830
JANUARY 26, 2008
MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Cultural Crossroads--now in its eighth year--continues with a new series
of annual programs focusing on the settlement and development of Alabama
as pioneers moved into the homeland of the Creek Indians. Sponsors for
these symposiums are the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Landmarks
Foundation of Montgomery, the Carolyn Marshall Draughon Center for the
Arts and Humanities and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
The fun begins at 8:30 with a buffet of breakfast treats. Speakers start
around 9:00 and the program concludes at 3:45. Names and title below.
“A New Country” : Dr. Kathryn Braund
Alabama's Landscape at Statehood: Dr. John C. Hall
Alluring Alabama: The Frontier Beckons: Dr. Leah Rawls Atkins
Alabama Frontier: "It is Good to be Shifty in a New Country”: Dr. Hardy
"What was it like when the Indians were here?: Thomas Woodward and the
Federal Road: Mark Dauber
"A Crowd of Strangers": Settlers and Slaves make their Way into the
Creek Country, 1800-1825: Dr. Angela P. Hudson
"A Guest of the Nation": Lafayette in Frontier Alabama: Dr. Ed Bridges
The symposium will close with a roundtable discussion and Q & A with the
speakers and audience. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Art has also
arranged a special exhibition of period portraits.
For more information, please call 334-240-4500 or 1-888-240-1850.
Pre-registration is required by January 23rd. Registration covers light
breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The charge is $40
for the general public; $22.00 for faculty and students.