At the NH Correctional Facility for Women in Goffstown, a small group of women in red t-shirts and sweatshirts in a gray room with a gray floor were writing the U.S. Constitution by hand. Linda Graham, facilitator in the New Hampshire Humanities Connections adult literacy program, had given everyone a copy from PrintableConstitution.com.
New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) was created in 1988 with a mission to change lives through theatre. Outreach has always been important, including touring productions like Dreaming Again, the play commissioned by New Hampshire Humanities about immigrants in our state.
Twenty-four years at New Hampshire Humanities – so many wonderful memories! I’d like to offer a few of them on the eve of my departure, but in shorthand because each memory is a story that’s too long to fit here.
More than 70 years after World War II ended, stories from the frontlines and the home front of the most devastating world conflict of all time continue to be told through books, film, and oral histories.
What are reasonable limits on free speech, and what happens when free speech is stifled? How is free speech different in schools from in the public square, and how should schools deal with the complexities of speech and expression?
New Hampshire Humanities extends its deep gratitude to the following board members who finished their terms on our Board of Directors last month: Bob Odell, J. Burton Kirkwood, James E. Morris, Sen. David Watters, and Susan DeBevoise Wright. We are pleased welcome three new board members we hope you’ll meet in the coming year:
Over There, Over Here: WWI and Life in New Hampshire Communities commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. A collaboration between thirteen historical societies, museums, and libraries is underway with events scheduled through November. This month’s events include: