Mary Allison Haynie, executive director of Alabama Folklife Association, was caught at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum on Monday. What a great time we had discussing upcoming plans for the Annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Celebration of Memories in June 1 -2, 2018. Details will be coming soon.
Caught at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum—Karen McDonald, Kowanda Broughton, Peggy Brown, and Sissy Wiggins from USDA FSA-Monroe County in Monroeville, Alabama. Mrs. Windham would be honored that they chose to visit the museum in honor of Women’s History Month. Love your shirts! Please come to visit again, soon!
Casey Busby, Kathryn Tucker Windham Scholarship recipient and Coastal Alabama student, passed out pots of golden chocolates at the museum Thursday. I captured her photo standing next to the museum bulletin board honoring “Alabama Women in Government” for March-Women’s History Month. Casey is a true leader in the Student Government Association, along with other campus and community organizations. We are proud of Casey.
Look at what arrived at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum! See us on page 164. The museum is an official stamp site for the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort. “Designed as a passport to the past, the PastPort serves as a guide to historical destinations—including historic sites, museums, and landmarks—in each of Alabama’s 67 counties and features historical information and beautifully designed original artwork. The PastPort is available to the public as both a 174-page printed book and a free interactive mobile app.” (Alabama Bicentennial Commission)
Thank you, Ed Williams, for submitting the nomination. Mother would reward you with another blue bottle for your tree!—Dilcy Windham Hilley
Rest In Peace, Ben. We shall always be grateful for the times you visited with us at Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum and Library. We shall never forget your kindness and gentle spirit.
Please join me in celebrating the life of Ben Windham, son of Amasa Benjamin and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Join us in keeping the family in our thoughts.
The soft-spoken, gentle-hearted, music-loving gentleman and scholar Ben Windham has died. Long-time columnist and former managing editor for The Tuscaloosa News..., Ben was the real reason I came to work here (but don't blame him).
Once again I'm entrusted with the privilege and responsibility of trying to write in rough summation of the life of a friend, a good man whose full, rounded existence can't be caught on mere paper. But I feel like we've got to try.
There's no telling how many folks' lives Ben touched, and I only came in to the picture some years after he was a grown man and newspaperman.
So if you have something you'd like to add to the story, or know someone who would, please let me know. I'm contacting family and friends, as much as possible, today.