A talk about Hank Williams by his daughter and musical performances are on the schedule of events for the Alabama Department of Archives and History‘s 2011 ArchiTreats series of lunch time talks.
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought next year will highlight the Becoming Alabama Initiative, or the Year of Alabama Music.
For the next five years, “we will commemorate and study significant events in our state and national history relating to the War of 1812 and Creek Indian War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement as part of the Becoming Alabama Initiative commemorations. During 2011, we will also celebrate and examine Alabama musical traditions during the Alabama Tourism Department’s Year of Alabama Music,” according to an ADAH news release.
ArchiTreats is held at noon on the third Thursday of the month at the archives, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
Programs are free, thanks to the Friends of the Alabama Archives and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
For more information, call 334-353-4726.
Here is the schedule:
January 20 – The Road to War: January – April 1861 by Robert B. Bradley
February 17 – My Father, Hank Williams by Jett Williams
March 17 – The Civil War Pharmacy by Michael Flannery
April 21 – To Kill a Mockingbird: Successes and Myths by Nancy Anderson
May 19 – The Freedom Riders Come to Alabama by J. Mills Thornton
June 16 – Mobile Brass Band Traditions & Mardi Gras by Kern Jackson, with a performance by Marcus Johnson and the Bay City Brass Band
July 21 – Alabama Stories: Food and Memory by Scott Peacock
August 18 – Race Relations in Alabama, 1965-1968: A Photojournalist’s Perspective by Jim Peppler
September 15 – Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee: Fact and Fiction by Kathryn Braund
October 20 – The Legacy of Alabama Gospel Quartets by Doug Seroff with a performance by the Four Eagles Gospel Singers
November 17 – The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1962: Reflections by Fred Gray
December 15 – Southern Music of the Civil War Era by Daryl Masters with a performance by the 33rd Alabama Campfire Players