Teachers are invited to expand their understanding of the effects of the Civil War in the Granite State at a three-day teacher workshop hosted by the Historical Society of Cheshire County in June. Funded in part by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the workshop will examine how people in New Hampshire (with a focus on the Monadnock Region) responded to a divided nation, war, and reconstruction from 1860 through 1877.
Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. Collecting community stories helps create connections, preserve history, and foster a deeper understanding of the town or city’s collective roots, current challenges, and hopes for the future.
At a recent Connections session in Manchester, participants discussed the book Gandhi, a March to the Sea written by Alice McGinty with illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez. New to our book list and an instant hit, this luminous picture book tells the story of Gandhi’s 1930 march to the Arabian Sea to protest the British-imposed salt tax.
New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant to the World Affairs Council for the third and final event in a series conducted in partnership with the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.
The series concludes on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. when Geneive Abdo will present A House Divided: Islam in Today’s Middle East. She will explore how an ancient religious schism is fueling modern conflict between Sunni and Shia powers, fracturing the region.
Show Shakespeare some love this month at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester when the book that saved many of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays from being forever lost will be on view from April 9 to May 1.
New Hampshire Humanities is thrilled to welcome Jane Berlin Pauley to our staff in the position of Director of Development.
Jane brings a wealth of experience to her new post. She previously served as the Holderness Fund Manager at Holderness School. Prior to that she was Annual Fund Manager at Concord Hospital Trust, and served as District Director for US Representative Paul Hodes during his two terms in Congress.
New Hampshire Humanities has received a $30,000 grant from the Pulitzer Foundation for a project that will explore the editorial cartoon with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Joel Pett, and humanities scholars Jytte Klausen and Victor Navasky. Both have written extensively on the subject of artistic freedom, First Amendment rights, and censorship.