Mission & Impact

New Hampshire Humanities provides opportunities to cultivate curiosity, connect across cultures, examine beliefs, practice civility, strengthen community bonds, ignite ideas, inspire a passion for learning, and engage in civic life. 

Learn more in our Annual Report.

For more than four decades, New Hampshire Humanities has been connecting people to culture, history, places, ideas and one another.

We bring the thrill of discovery and the power of ideas to people of all walks of life, from all corners of our state.

We support local cultural and educational institutions by awarding grants for innovative educational programs and capacity building.

We invite citizens to reason together, to learn from and listen to one another.

We offer teachers cost-effective, content-rich professional development that strengthens the teaching of the humanities in our schools, from civics to Native American history.

And we develop communities of readers, especially among those struggling with literacy and those new citizens just learning about their new culture and government.


Enjoy our video about how New Hampshire Humanities connects people with ideas in every corner of the state, and our vision for the future, through the recently concluded Campaign for the Humanities. Watch a brief video HERE.




New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.
Founded in 1977, the Federation of State Humanities Councils is the national member association of the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils. Our purpose is to provide leadership, advocacy, and information to help members advance programs that engage millions of citizens across diverse populations in community and civic life.