Cultivating conversations and encouraging civic engagement
Bringing neighbors outside to explore our sense of place
Challenging ourselves to re-examine our beliefs
New Hampshire Humanities provides wide-ranging and thought-provoking, humanities-based programs that connect people across New Hampshire to culture, history, places, ideas, and each other. We connect people with ideas through free public events, literacy programs, and grantmaking.
New Hampshire's 2023 Big Read, featuring Andrew Krivak's The Bear, will take place in partnership with more than 50 NH libraries from September - November 2023. The Big Read will feature book discussions, public programs, and a public Q&A with Andrew Krivak, all free and open to the public! Learn more
Join us for the 2023 Annual Celebration of the Humanities, featuring bestselling author Jodi Picoult in "Jodi Picoult & the Writing Life: More Than a Good Story," Wednesday, November 8 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets & details
For a small state, New Hampshire has a remarkable history full of interesting people, new inventions, daring adventures, and astounding beauty. Learn more about Granite State Stories, a special partnership between NHH and the NH Historical Society HERE.
Enjoy our recent e-news, Spark, and our spring newsletter, Engage!
Thanks to our Lead Humanities Partnerfor year-round support:
As part of the History & Soup lecture series, this event, presented by Professor Emerson Baker will focus on beer and taverns in early New En...
Whatever did New Englanders do on long winter evenings before cable, satellite and the internet? In the decades before and after the Civil War, our ru...
Are you interested in family history? Do you spend a lot of time in graveyards wondering about the names behind the stones? Then you just might be a g...
Join the Lincoln Public Library to discover the mystery of the night sky.
The Lincoln Public Library is ADA compliant with access ramp behind library...
The circle of life, as depicted in The Bear, is beautifully illustrated in the annual life cycle of trees. From the burgeoning buds of spring to the l...
2023 NHH Big Read Selection
In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain, the last of humankind...
Our statewide speakers bureau offering high quality public humanities programs.
Innovative humanities programs delivered to your workplace.
Our series of “bite size conversations about big ideas”.
Reading group serving more than 500 adult learners each year.
The state’s only grant program devoted to public humanities.
New Hampshire Humanities
"I'm a poet. And I celebrate the days I write nothing," writes @NHPoetLaureate Alexandria Peary. Thank you, Alex, for encouraging the reading, writing, and love of poetry in the Granite State! #NationalPoetryMonth https://t.co/0jQPtGvjOb via @WBUR- New Hampshire Humanities (@NHHumanities) May 1, 2023
"I'm a poet. And I celebrate the days I write nothing," writes @NHPoetLaureate Alexandria Peary. Thank you, Alex, for encouraging the reading, writing, and love of poetry in the Granite State! #NationalPoetryMonth https://t.co/0jQPtGvjOb via @WBUR
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New Hampshire Humanities thanks Eversource for its generous support of our Connections program, providing access to the humanities through literature for some of New Hampshire’s most diverse and underserved communities.
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