Alabama Archives announces ArchiTreats schedule for 2012

The Alabama Department of Archives and History has announced its ArchiTreats series of talks on Alabama history for 2012.

Programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at noon, at the state archives in Montgomery, at 624 Washington Ave. The series is made possible by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and is co-sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Those attending can bring a sack lunch.  For more information, call 334-353-4726.

A number of the programs highlight the “Becoming Alabama” iniatiative. The initiative commemorates significant events in state and national history relating to the War of 1812, the Creek Indian Wars, the Civil War and the Civil Rights Era.

January 19        The Gathering Storm: The Alabama Civil Rights Scene, 1962 * by Glenn T. Eskew

February 16      Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in the Student               Nonviolent Coordinating Committee* by Gwen Patton

March 15           Hank Hung the Moon…and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

April 19              Incidents of the War: The Civil War of Mary Jane Chadick* by Nancy M. Rohr

May 17               William Bartram in Alabama (Who is William Bartram and Why Should I Care?) by John Hall

June 21             History of Automobile License Plates in Alabama by Ross Sloan

July 19              Alabama and the War of 1812: After the Horseshoe* by Jim Parker

August 16         The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera by Hardy H. Jackson

September 20 Sloths, Mammoths, and Saber-toothed Cats: The Ice Age Mammals of Alabama by Jun Ebersole

October 18      The Space Race in Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s* by Andrew J. Dunar

November 15  Lord Remember Me: Archiving Alabama’s Folklife by Kevin Nutt

December 20  Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War* by Ben H. Severance

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