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    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2011


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      Welcome to eMosaic!

      Visit our Journey Stories Traveling Exhibition

      Students from William L. Radney Elementary School tour the "Journey Stories" exhibition in Alexander City

      “Journey Stories,” Alabama’s Museum on Main Street exhibition, examines the intersection between modes of travel and Americans’ desire to feel free to move. Currently in Marion, the exhibit recently completed a successful tour in Alexander City where hundreds of schoolkids, and other members of the community, viewed the Smithsonian Institution exhibit, in addition to the city's own stories. "It's fantastic, they love it," Terry Jones, a Main Street volunteer, said about the students. "They're very attentive."

      The exhibit focuses on immigration, migration, innovation and freedom. “Journey Stories” uses engaging images with audio and artifacts to tell the individual stories that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society.

      The exhibit is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. It has already toured two Alabama cities—Jasper and Alexander City—and will continue through April 2012 at the following sites. Each community will develop a local exhibition and public programs to tell their own journey stories.

      • September 28-November 10, 2011 — Marion 
      • November 16, 2011-December 27, 2011 — Mobile
      • January 6, 2012-February 15 — Eufaula
      • February 24-April 5 — Arab

      Addtional exhibits were set up in Alexander City's City Hall, across the street from the main "Journey Stories" exhibit at the United Way building on Main Street.

      Please visit our "Journey Stories" website for more information.

      Congratulations To This Year's Humanities Award Winners!

      The Alabama Humanities Foundation was thrilled to honor Elaine Hughes with the 2011 Alabama Humanities Award and Wells Fargo with the 2011 Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award.

      Elaine Hughes accepts the 2011 Alabama Humanities Award

      On behalf of Wells Fargo, Paula Beck accepts the 2011 Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award from AHF Executive Director Bob Stewart.

      Our outstanding keynote speaker was Gen. Charles C. Krulak, the 13th president of Birmingham-Southern College. Gen. Krulak is a retired commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

      Birmingham-Southern president Gen. Charles C. Krulak with ROTC students from University of North Alabama, accompanied by professor of Military Science Lt. Col. Michael Snyder and UNA professor Dr. Mike Pretiss.

      Also presented during the luncheon were individual scholarships in memory of Jenice Riley, the late daughter of Governor Bob and Patsy Riley. The $1,000 awards are given to teachers to enhance their teaching abilities by purchasing classroom materials for a special project, offering a class field trip or attending a seminar or institute in the subject areas of history and civics.


      Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship winners with Bob Riley, Patsey Riley and Krisalyn Riley-Crye

      The 2011 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships were awarded to:

      Rebecca J. Davis of Centreville, teaches at Cahawba Christian Academy, Centreville, Ala.

      Debbie Redden and Tammy Quillin of Montgomery, teach at Montgomery Catholic Prepatory, St. Bede Campus, Montgomery, Ala.

      Mallory Richardson of Homewood, teaches at Edgewood Elementary School, Homewood, Ala.

      Stephane Nicole Singleton of Killen, teaches at Harlan Elementary School, Florence, Ala.

      For more information on our 2011 awards luncheon, please visit our luncheon website.

      eMosaic is the e-newsletter of the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF).


      AHF is a nonprofit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (of which AHF is the state affiliate), as well as by corporate and individual donors. The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the humanities throughout the state of Alabama and, to that end, conducts its own statewide programs and awards grants, on a competitive basis, to nonprofit organizations for humanities projects.

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