New Hampshire Humanities is turning 50!

Please help us celebrate five decades of connecting people and ideas across the Granite State by joining us at any or all of the 50th birthday celebration events. Registration is required due to limited capacity, so please RSVP by the dates shown below.

 May 23, 5:30-7:30 pm

Howe Library, 13 Street, Hanover

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm, including birthday cake. At 6:00 pm Michael Haley Goldman, executive director, will share a brief history of New Hampshire Humanities' first 50 years, followed by a presentation by Steve Taylor about the “Great Newspaper War of the Upper Valley,” which helped form the Valley’s deep sense of place. The presentation will end by 7:00 pm, providing time to socialize and ask Steve questions. Attend in person OR watch the livestream!

Register here for the in-person event by May 16

Register here for the virtual event by May 22

 

 June 5, 5:30-7:30 pm
Portsmouth Historical Society, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth

Please help us celebrate five decades of connecting people and ideas across the Granite State by joining us at the Portsmouth Historical Society from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm, including birthday cake. At 6:00 pm the program will begin with introductions by David Watters. Michael Haley Goldman, executive director, will share a brief history of New Hampshire Humanities' first 50 years, followed by a presentation by Jeffrey Zygmont on the poetry and life of Robert Frost. The presentation will end by 7:00 pm, providing attendees time to socialize or ask Jeffrey questions.   

Register here before May 29

 

June 13, 1:00-4:00 pm
NH State Library, Park Street, Concord

Join us for the unveiling of the collaborative sculpture created during our Knit Democracy Together series. Made of the knitted and crocheted pieces stitched at six knitting circles around the state, the sculpture is a visual representation of individuals’ participation in lawmaking and the democratic process. Registration is required due to limited capacity. 

Beginning at 1:00 pm, artist and former election lawyer Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will speak about the project, followed by brief remarks from Michael Haley Goldman, executive director. Afterwards attendees can enjoy light refreshments including a birthday cake to mark the special occasion while perusing this special pop-up exhibit on voting rights.

At approximately 2:30 pm we will also show a documentary film on the 26th amendment which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971, created by current New Hampshire House representative Mel Myler.

Register here before June 6

Questions? Please email info@nhhumanities.org or call 603-224-4071.