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2020

Racism and pandemics: connections go back centuries NH professors say

Date: July 9th, 2020

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 2020

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New Hampshire Humanities Awards 64 CARES Act grants to cultural organizations across state

Date: May 26th, 2020

The Union Leader, May 2020New Hampshire Humanities Awards 64 CARES Act grants to cultural organizations across state...

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New Hampshire Humanities awards 64 CARES Act grants in nearly 50 NH communities

Date: May 26th, 2020

When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), providing $75 million in supplemental funding for cultural ins...

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New Hampshire Humanities awards 64 CARES Act grants in nearly 50 NH communities

Date: May 25th, 2020

When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), providing $75 million in supplemental funding for cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus, $30 million of that was allocated to state and jurisdictional humanities organizations to support grants to eligible nonprofits for humanities programming and general operating support.

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CARES Act: Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act

Date: April 8th, 2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) received $75 Million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions and humanists affected by COVID-19 as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan.

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CARES Act: Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act

Date: April 8th, 2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) received $75 Million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions and humanists affected by...

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"Jabberwocky," read by Neil Gaiman

Date: March 26th, 2020

By Lewis CarrollRead by Neil Gaiman’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:All mimsy were the borogo...

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Our policy regarding programs and the Coronavirus

Date: March 12th, 2020

To our many partners, grantees, supporters, and audience members:  The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in nearly 100 countries around the globe, and several cases have now been confirmed here in New Hampshire.

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Our policy regarding programs and the Coronavirus

Date: March 12th, 2020

To our many partners, grantees, supporters, and audience members:  The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in nearly 100 countr...

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We Hear You Calling: A Celebration of the Suffragists Through Poetry & Music

Date: March 7th, 2020

These programs have been cancelled.Many courageous American women sacrificed their reputations and social status - some their marriages, rights to the...

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Partner Spotlight: Kirk McNeil, Area 23

Date: March 6th, 2020

New Hampshire Humanities thanks our many community partners  who enable us to carry out our mission critical programs. In this issue we’d like to spotlight Kirk McNeil, proprietor of Concord’s Area 23 Craft Beer & Ciders and host of several of our Ideas on Tap programs.

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Partner Spotlight: Kirk McNeil, Area 23

Date: March 6th, 2020

New Hampshire Humanities thanks our many community partners  who enable us to carry out our mission critical programs. In this issue we’d like ...

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Let us help fund your community humanities project!

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Had enough of politics? Think about what you and your community could really use right now. Laughter? Friendship? Perspective? What better time to choose a novel and bring people together through a “community read”? Build in a film, podcast, or speaker, too. Go local and choose a NH author or a book about our state.

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Seven NH Organizations Awarded $10K for public programs

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Remembering, reading, listening, and looking are at the heart of several projects supported by New Hampshire Humanities with events this spring. In Du...

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Let us help fund your community humanities project!

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Had enough of politics? Think about what you and your community could really use right now. Laughter? Friendship? Perspective? What better time to cho...

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Heart on Fire: The story of Susan B. Anthony

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Students in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) class at Second Start in Concord recently read the book Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for Presiden...

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Featured Humanities to Go Presenter: Dr. Kabria Baumgartner

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Dr. Baumgartner is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She joined our Humanities to Go program last fall to of...

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New programs to bring to your community (or workplace!)

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Mindfulness in Writing: Dr. Alexandria Peary, New Hampshire’s newest Poet Laureate, now offers two programs, “Present Moment, Prolific Moment: Usi...

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Rob Werner

Date: February 20th, 2020

Rob Werner is the New Hampshire State Director for the League of Conservation Voters, a national advocacy organization that works to turn environmenta...

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Planned Giving

Date: February 14th, 2020

Let your legacy connect people with ideas...Consider leaving a legacy that helps ensure your values live on for future generations. By naming New Hamp...

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Welcome, Rebecca Boisvert

Date: February 14th, 2020

We’re happy to announce that Rebecca Boisvert has joined New Hampshire Humanities team as Director of Development. Rebecca has a combined ten years ...

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Heart on Fire: Using Susan B. Anthony for HiSET Preparation and Civic Engagement

Date: February 14th, 2020

In December, students of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) class at Second Start in Concord read the book Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for Pres...

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Seven NH Organizations Awarded $10K for Public Programs

Date: February 14th, 2020

Remembering, reading, listening, and looking are at the heart of several projects supported by New Hampshire Humanities with events this spring. In Du...

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New Hampshire Humanities awarded “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Grant

Date: February 14th, 2020

During the next year and a half, New Hampshire Humanities will offer a new series of programming that explores the relationship between democracy and ...

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Humanities to Go Featured Presenter: Dr. Kabria Baumgartner

Date: February 14th, 2020

Dr. Baumgartner is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She joined our Humanities to Go program last fall to of...

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Seven NH Organizations Awarded NHH Community Project Grants

Date: January 22nd, 2020

Remembering, reading, careful listening, close looking, and individual expression are at the heart of several projects funded by New Hampshire Humanit...

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2019

What are we reading?

Date: December 12th, 2019

Each year the Board of Directors and staff of New Hampshire Humanities have a special tradition of telling us about a book they’ve read recently and...

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Guess who made NH Magazine's "IT" list?

Date: December 5th, 2019

“I cannot think of a time when the humanities were more needed than now,” said NHH executive director, Anthony Poore, who was named to the impress...

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Taylor and Farish honored for humanities achievements

Date: December 5th, 2019

At this year’s Annual Dinner, New Hampshire Humanities presented the Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award to Steve Taylor and the Creative A...

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Donor Spotlight: Kate Hanna

Date: December 5th, 2019

Several years ago, our former Board member, capital campaign committee member, and long-time supporter, Kate Hanna, shared her “humanities story” ...

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Spotlight on Women's History

Date: December 5th, 2019

New Hampshire women who challenged the social norms of their day are highlighted in our new Humanities to Go programs, “Jennie Powers: The Woman Who...

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What's on tap?

Date: December 5th, 2019

Ideas on Tap, our popular series of “pint-sized conversations about big ideas,” offers lively community conversations on a wide variety of contemp...

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"Past Lives" Podcast Launched!

Date: December 5th, 2019

This fall, New Hampshire Humanities launched a new podcast series called Past Lives that explores the more unusual chapters of New Hampshire’s histo...

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Meet Rachel Avery, program intern

Date: December 5th, 2019

For the past two months, I’ve had the pleasure of interning at New Hampshire Humanities with Dr. Tricia Peone and her work on public programs. I’m...

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Are you ready?

Date: December 5th, 2019

Civic engagement - working to make a difference in and for one’s community – is the means by which individuals acknowledge they are part of someth...

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Welcome, Mary Nolin!

Date: December 5th, 2019

“Then we have to do Connections...” That simple sentence was my first introduction to the Connections program by my co-teacher at Second Start. I ...

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Anthony Poore: Purpose & Participation

Date: November 15th, 2019

NH Magazine, 2019 It ListAnthony Poore: Purpose & Participation...

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Grants Available for Humanities-Based Community Projects

Date: October 3rd, 2019

New Hampshire Humanities offers the only grants program in our state dedicated to making the humanities accessible to all. The humanities are the ...

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Bring Quality Humanities Programs and a World of Ideas into Your Workplace!

Date: August 30th, 2019

Did you know that skills learned through the humanities are the same qualities that make top-notch employees—the ability to think critically and cre...

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Donor Spotlight: Elizabeth Dubrelle

Date: August 30th, 2019

What inspired you to become a monthly donor to NHH?Every time a restaurant we like closes my husband and I bemoan that it’s gone, but eventually one...

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15 Libraries and a Bookstore Get Together for One Book One Valley

Date: August 30th, 2019

The 14th annual One Book One Valley, a community read program for the Mount Washington Valley and surrounding towns, will be held in 2019, and will on...

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New Hampshire Humanities Awards $23,850 in Grants

Date: August 30th, 2019

Six nonprofit organizations were recently awarded Community Project Grants for fall and winter events in locations around the state. Information about...

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Announcing the 2019-2020 Ideas on Tap Series!

Date: August 30th, 2019

 Ideas on Tap, our series of pint-sized conversations about big ideas, is back for a second season! Join us for drinks, appetizers, and a li...

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Our Newest Humanities to Go Programs!

Date: August 30th, 2019

We’re excited to announce these brand new programs in our Humanities to Go speakers bureau! The programs discuss important themes in the history of ...

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Introducing culture into the workplace: New initiative brings humanities to NH businesses

Date: August 2nd, 2019

NH Business Review, August 2019Introducing culture into the workplace: New initiative brings humanities to NH businesses...

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New Voices shines light on immigrant storytelling

Date: June 28th, 2019

Portsmouth Herald, July 2019New Voices shines light on immigrant storytelling...

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Calls for programs on women's suffrage and voting rights expansion

Date: June 18th, 2019

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote in New Hampshire and the United States, New Ham...

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Prison program encourages reading, storytelling for inmates to engage with their children

Date: June 4th, 2019

Concord Monitor, June 2019Prison program encourages reading, storytelling for inmates to engage with their children...

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"Open Questions" asks the big questions

Date: May 31st, 2019

Open Questions is a new series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities as part of our Humanities to Go spea...

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Changing Views: Relations Between Hopkinton's Early Settlers & Native Americans

Date: May 31st, 2019

The Hopkinton Historical Society’s 2019 summer exhibit, “Changing Views: Relations Between Hopkinton's Early Settlers and Native Americans,”...

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UNH Summer Institute in Public Humanities

Date: May 31st, 2019

Hosted by the UNH Center for the Humanities with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a week-long institute in public humanities wil...

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Enacting Equity, Inquiry, and Community in the Humanities

Date: May 31st, 2019

This summer Plymouth State University hosts an intensive summer institute for teachers in which they practice humanities skills: reading, listening, a...

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Humanities to Go Call for Proposals: 19th Amendment Centennial

Date: May 31st, 2019

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in New Hampshire and the United States, New Hampshire...

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Circle of Sawdust: Mud, Myths, Magic & Mayhem in the Circus

Date: May 31st, 2019

Step right up! Supported by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, the Flying Gravity Circus presents Rob Mermin at a public event in Mil...

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Diplomacy: Then and Now

Date: May 31st, 2019

This summer and fall at The Fells in Newbury, join us for a series of programs on the historical significance of John Milton Hay’s diplomatic effort...

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Keene Chautauqua 2019: Innovators and Inventors, Tesla and Lamarr: Makers of Modern Life

Date: May 31st, 2019

Keene Chautauqua 2019 features first-person performances of two inventors, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) and Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000), by scholar/actors D...

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Changes to our Humanities to Go programming

Date: May 31st, 2019

This year we say goodbye to some of our long-running Humanities to Go presentations as we make room for brand-new programming available beginning this...

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Humanities@Work brings the world of ideas into your workplace

Date: May 31st, 2019

Humanities@Work is a new initiative from New Hampshire Humanities that helps employers bring high quality, innovative humanities programs into the wor...

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Oh, the humanities: Preserving the things that keep us fed, beyond food

Date: May 24th, 2019

Ink Link, Rob Greene, May 2019Oh, the humanities: Preserving the things that keep us fed, beyond food...

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Welcome messages from New Hampshire Congressional Representatives on the occasion of National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede's visit to the Granite State in May:

Date: May 21st, 2019

Welcome messages from New Hampshire Congressional Representatives on the occasion of National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede&...

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NEH Chairman Jon Peede on Building 'Cultural Infrastructure'

Date: May 14th, 2019

NH Public Radio's "The Exchange," May 2019NEH Chairman Jon Peede on Building 'Cultural Infrastructure'...

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Arts & humanities groups partner on workplace programming

Date: March 4th, 2019

The Union Leader, March 2019Arts & humanities groups partner on workplace programming...

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Donor Spotlight: Major Wheelock

Date: March 1st, 2019

Editor’s note: As many supporters as we have around the state (thousands!) we all value the humanities for different reasons. In each issue of Engag...

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New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts and New Hampshire Humanities partner to put culture to work

Date: March 1st, 2019

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA), New Hampshire’s statewide membership organization that promotes the intersection of art a...

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Unfinished Business: The Right to Vote Before and Since the 19th Amendment

Date: March 1st, 2019

On September 9, 1919 NH Governor John H. Bartlett called a special session of the Legislature to vote on the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ...

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Anthropologist Sara Withers on Finding Refuge

Date: March 1st, 2019

Though exact numbers vary, there are approximately 65 million people in motion around the world. These 65 million people are migrants, refugees, inter...

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Announcing Humanities @ Work partnership with BIA

Date: January 23rd, 2019

New Hampshire Humanities and the Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce, launched a partnership this month...

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From our executive director's desk: About the NEH shutdown

Date: January 18th, 2019

As you know, the country is experiencing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, now in its 27th day. Although we remain hopeful the shutdown...

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2018

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21

Date: December 1st, 2018

Supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the Jaffrey Civic Center’s “Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Monday, January 21 will ...

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Welcome, Tricia and Morgan!

Date: December 1st, 2018

Dr. Tricia Peone, Program Manager, Humanities to GoTricia first discovered her love of the humanities at a local community college in her hometown of ...

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Donor Spotlight: Aryn Marsh

Date: December 1st, 2018

What was your first impression of New Hampshire Humanities?My first impression was that it was an organization which works to widen the perspective of...

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Using Nature to Bridge the Generational Divide

Date: December 1st, 2018

Babyboomers, Gen X, Millennials. Whichever label applies to your age group is assumed to express something about who you are and how you approach the ...

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Lights, Camera, Civics!

Date: December 1st, 2018

Movies help us experience and understand each other and the world around us. They educate and enlighten us. And, they can lead to meaningful and much-...

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Executive Director's message: In praise of teachers

Date: December 1st, 2018

When I was in college, I had a professor whose words and deeds continue to inspire me to this day. Professor Beverly Smith taught me to believe in mys...

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Dawnland Storyfest 2019

Date: December 1st, 2018

Who may tell Native American stories – and when may the stories be told? How did (and does) storytelling affect the lives of Native Americans? Can s...

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Black Heritage Trail of NH presents Tea Talk Series

Date: December 1st, 2018

Funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities, the Black Heritage Trail of NH will host two additional programs in the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk se...

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Inaugural event at Grappone Humanities Institute October 10

Date: October 2nd, 2018

Bolstered by a generous $1 million gift from Bob and Beverly Grappone, Saint Anselm College has founded the Gregory J. Grappone Humanities Institute, ...

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2018 Humanities High School Book Award Winners

Date: September 1st, 2018

New Hampshire Humanities is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of our New Hampshire Humanities High School Book Awards, awarded annually to high ...

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Welcome, new Board members!

Date: September 1st, 2018

New Hampshire Humanities extends its deep gratitude to the following board members who finished their terms on our Board of Directors last month: Stev...

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Civility, Cooperation and Compromise: Why Our Constitution Requires Them

Date: September 1st, 2018

Join us on September 21 at 6:30 pm at the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College for the William Treat Lecture for a conversation with U.S. Senator ...

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Two Sides of the Coin: Native American & Early Colonists Cultural Clashes

Date: September 1st, 2018

Every day hundreds of people pass by the monument to Keene settler Nathan Blake, never knowing how Blake’s fascinating story of capture, ransom, and...

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Tell me more about that basket...

Date: September 1st, 2018

The 2018 Wyman Tavern Lecture Series focuses on indigenous people, history, and culture into the 21st century. Basket Identification Day, supported by...

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Blue Trees: What do art and nature bring to a community?

Date: September 1st, 2018

See what can happen when art and nature merge at a free community event supported by New Hampshire Humanities on Sunday, September 30 on the grounds o...

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Other People's Perspectives

Date: September 1st, 2018

Oyster River Community Read fosters community by bringing people together through books and reading. Our spring book choice, Waking Up White and Findi...

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Donor Spotlight: Carolyn Russell

Date: September 1st, 2018

Carolyn Russell was the project director for the Washington Meetinghouse documentary, "Meetinghouse: The Heart of Washington, NH." As a gran...

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Engage! Our new quarterly publication

Date: September 1st, 2018

We’re pleased to present the first issue of our now quarterly publication, fresh off the press and dressed in a lively title: Engage! After an exten...

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Ideas on Tap: Real or Fake? Making Our Way in Post-Fact America

Date: September 1st, 2018

(This event is currently sold out; see below to join the waiting list.)Join us for the first event in our new "Ideas on Tap," a quarterly se...

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Farewell, Kathy Mathis

Date: September 1st, 2018

This summer we said goodbye to someone who embodies the mission and spirit of New Hampshire Humanities, longtime program director Dr. Kathy Mathis. In...

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Foundation grant supports Connections adult literacy program

Date: June 5th, 2018

Eagle Times, June 2018Foundation grant supports Connections adult literacy program...

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Welcome, Kelsey!

Date: June 1st, 2018

Kelsey Landeck, a recent graduate from the Bradley Three Year Honors Program at Southern New Hampshire University, has joined us this summer as the ma...

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An official welcome for our executive director

Date: June 1st, 2018

First Lady of New Hampshire Valerie Sununu hosted a reception to welcome and celebrate our new executive director Anthony Poore in May at the Bridges ...

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Important message about our Calendar publication

Date: June 1st, 2018

Letter from the editor:  If you read Susan Hatem’s captivating message about how we’re expanding our reach and impact, you’ll sense we’re...

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Access, Innovation, and Elevation: Our new priorities for the year

Date: June 1st, 2018

What do we mean by "access"? We mean our minds and our doors are open, our resources are available, our approach is nonpartisan. New Hampshi...

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NPR “founding mother” Susan Stamberg to speak at 2018 Annual Dinner

Date: June 1st, 2018

New Hampshire Humanities is pleased to present nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg as keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual Dinner on...

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant supports Connections adult literacy program

Date: May 31st, 2018

New Hampshire Humanities is pleased to announce The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to support the New Hampshire Hum...

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Book THE VIETNAM WAR through Humanities to Go!

Date: May 1st, 2018

The documentary that swept the nation last fall, Ken Burns’ THE VIETNAM WAR, is now available through our Humanities to Go program. In partnership w...

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Telling Our Stories in Pictures and Words

Date: May 1st, 2018

With support from New Hampshire Humanities, the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy will offer a 5-day summer institute from June 25-29 f...

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Too Long in the Shadows: African American History in Rural New Hampshire

Date: May 1st, 2018

Why is understanding African American history in rural New Hampshire relevant to all of the state’s inhabitants, not just people of color? To suppor...

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Beware the Chair: Medieval Roots of School Exercise

Date: May 1st, 2018

To some children’s delight and others’ dismay, "gym class" is a standard requirement today in American schools. Pushback always ensues w...

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Two Sides of the Coin: Native American & Early Colonists Cultural Clashes

Date: May 1st, 2018

Every day hundreds of people pass by the monument to Keene settler Nathan Blake, never knowing how Blake’s fascinating story of capture, ransom, and...

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What Does Democracy Look Like? Stories & Photos by NH Veterans

Date: May 1st, 2018

As chants of "This-is-what-democracy looks-like" filled America’s streets this spring, New Hampshire Humanities offered veterans in our st...

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Will peace ever come to the Middle East? "Combatants for Peace" tour NH this week

Date: April 30th, 2018

A Palestinian and an Israeli die, go to heaven, and ask God, “Will there ever be peace in the Middle East?” God answers, “Yes, but not in my lif...

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U.S. Poet Laureate Visits Nashua

Date: April 13th, 2018

Nashua Telegraph, April 2018U.S. Poet Laureate Visits Nashua...

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U.S. Poet Laureate Visits New Hampshire to Meet with English Language Learners

Date: April 12th, 2018

NH Public Radio, April 2018U.S. Poet Laureate Visits New Hampshire to Meet with English Language Learners...

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21st U.S. Poet Laureate Shares Work at Currier Museum of Art

Date: April 11th, 2018

WMUR-TV, April 201821st U.S. Poet Laureate Shares Work at Currier Museum of Art...

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Giving voice to the power of poetry

Date: March 31st, 2018

During National Poetry Month, 21st U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will visit the state to celebrate the vital role of poets in our world. A pu...

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Welcome to our new executive director, Anthony Poore!

Date: March 31st, 2018

The directors and staff of New Hampshire Humanities are thrilled to welcome our new executive director, Anthony Poore, who took the helm at New Hampsh...

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"Waking Up White" in New Hampshire

Date: March 30th, 2018

"I’m a good person. Isn’t that enough?" ...one of the many philosophical questions raised in Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the S...

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Let's talk about death & dying...

Date: March 30th, 2018

New Hampshire Theatre Project’s provocative series, Elephant in the Room, has tackled topics that we as a society often have difficulty discussing...

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Farewell, Brendan

Date: March 30th, 2018

Two years ago I had not heard of Brendan O’Byrne. Probably not many have, even though he’s appeared in an Academy Award-nominated documentary film...

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New Hampshire Humanities seeks to bridge gap between culture & business

Date: March 13th, 2018

NH Public Radio, March 2018New Hampshire Humanities seeks to bridge gap between culture & business...

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As federal cuts loom, new leader takes helm of New Hampshire Humanities

Date: March 3rd, 2018

Concord Monitor, March 2018As federal cuts loom, new leader takes helm of New Hampshire Humanities...

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Welcome to our new executive director

Date: February 27th, 2018

A Rust Belt kid from Ohio. Twenty-year resident of Manchester. Expert in community economic development. Passionate believer in people and ideas. ...

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Welcome to our new executive director

Date: February 27th, 2018

A self-described Rust Belt kid from Ohio. Twenty-year resident of Manchester. Expert in community economic development. Passionate believer in people ...

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How do we overcome racism in our communities?

Date: February 26th, 2018

How do decent people allow discrimination and racism to seep into their communities? What do we understand about racism, and how can we bridge racial ...

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Staring down the "Elephant in the Room"

Date: February 26th, 2018

The New Hampshire Theatre Project is making us feel a little uneasy. The Portsmouth theatre group is tackling thorny topics using theatre and communit...

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Vietnam War program is now available through Humanities to Go!

Date: February 26th, 2018

In partnership with NHPBS, short films from Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, are the basis for a new Humanities to G...

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21st U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to speak on April 11

Date: February 2nd, 2018

21st U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, will speak at a free public event that includes a poetry reading, performance and conversation, followed...

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"To Tell What They Can’t Say" Journalism Workshop for NH Veterans

Date: February 2nd, 2018

New Hampshire Humanities invites veterans to participate in a free, three-day workshop on storytelling through the art of writing and photography. The...

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Black History Month

Date: February 1st, 2018

In recognition of Black History Month, we offer the following Humanities to Go programs that you can host in your community this year:All Eyes Are Upo...

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What are we afraid to talk about?

Date: February 1st, 2018

There’s so much that needs healing in our world... why are we uncomfortable talking about it? New Hampshire Theatre Project is not only talking abou...

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Paul Vincent speaks on immigration policy Feb. 7

Date: February 1st, 2018

On February 7 at 7:00 pm the Historical Society of Cheshire County will host a free talk by Professor Paul Vincent, former New Hampshire Humanities Bo...

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How can your community put humanities into action?

Date: February 1st, 2018

Community Project Grants are New Hampshire Humanities’ way of putting the humanities into action for positive change, supporting your efforts to sha...

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Waking Up White

Date: February 1st, 2018

How could a community with good intentions be home to discrimination and racism? How does a state like New Hampshire that is mostly white fit into the...

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Thank you to the Couch Family Foundation

Date: February 1st, 2018

The Couch Family Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support its Connections adult literacy program. Connections is o...

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Philosophy students asking big questions at HYPE conference

Date: February 1st, 2018

More than a thousand New Hampshire high school students and their teachers will gather on March 15 at the University of New Hampshire for the 8th annu...

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Excellence in Humanities Book Awards Spring 2018

Date: February 1st, 2018

Every spring, New Hampshire Humanities presents book awards to high school juniors who have demonstrated genuine curiosity about history, literature, ...

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How Congolese Women Sing the "Glory" and more discoveries of a Connections Facilitator

Date: January 7th, 2018

Readers in a Connections group can be graduate students learning English as a third or fourth language, or incarcerated fathers using literature to co...

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2017

Rethinking Resistance: Author Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Date: December 29th, 2017

The story of a courageous young woman who resisted her shackles and left everything she knew to find freedom is told by Dr. Erica Dunbar Armstrong in ...

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Elephant in the Room Series: Mental Illness

Date: December 29th, 2017

There’s so much that needs healing in our world... why are we uncomfortable talking about it? New Hampshire Theatre Project is not only talking abou...

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Stewart awarded Society for Classical Studies Outreach Prize

Date: December 29th, 2017

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) has awarded Dr. Roberta Stewart of Dartmouth College its prestigious Outreach Prize for her work in developing...

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Seedfolks: Growing Community in a New World

Date: December 29th, 2017

Bill Badgley's students studying English at the Dover Adult Learning Center are immigrants who have university degrees. Their fields of study incl...

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Good Intentions: Waking Up White by Debby Irving

Date: December 29th, 2017

From January through April 2018, funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, residents of Madbury, Lee, and Durham will have...

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Dynamite: Anders Carlson-Wee and Poetry's Explosive Potential

Date: December 29th, 2017

Anders Carlson-Wee was a professional rollerblader before he studied wilderness survival and started hopping freight trains to see the country. He has...

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Veterans Book Discussion Groups beginning in February & March

Date: December 29th, 2017

Has the road to "homecoming" and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you and your family expected? Veterans, curren...

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Connections literacy program receives Lincoln Financial Foundation grant

Date: December 28th, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities extends its gratitude to Lincoln Financial Foundation for a $20,000 grant to support its Connections adult literacy program, ...

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The Story of a Shop

Date: December 28th, 2017

Taintor Child, artist, and program director of MindsEye Designs in Dover, received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to bring a Connections p...

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In a Deep December...

Date: December 21st, 2017

…we had a soiree, us Connections facilitators, and we remembered. In Villingen in the Black Forest I celebrated Christmas with my Britishboyfri...

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What are we reading?

Date: December 1st, 2017

Each year, our board and staff have a tradition of sharing with each other our most recent reads. Here are this year's recommendations (for yourse...

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NH Humanities presents a preview screening & community discussion of The Vietnam War

Date: December 1st, 2017

NH Humanities and NH Public Television present another in our series of community screenings & discussions of Ken Burns’ documentary, The Vietna...

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30 PAGES IN 30 DAYS: A Playwright Competition

Date: December 1st, 2017

It’s ok to act it out... That’s the theme for 30 Pages in 30 Days, A Playwright Competition. Launched in 2017, 30 Pages in 30 Days is a commu...

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Rethinking Resistance: Ona Judge, the Washingtons’ runaway slave, and the meanings of escape

Date: December 1st, 2017

Why do we remember some stories about the past while passively “forgetting” or actively erasing others? The story of a courageous young woman who ...

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For Laurie, a Welcoming New Hampshire Story

Date: December 1st, 2017

In 2010, Laurie Lalish of Lutheran Social Services, now Ascentria, conducted a visual arts project with her ESL class in Laconia who created imagery o...

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In Celebration of Languages: The Story of a Pumpkin, a traditional tale from Bhutan in Nepali and English

Date: November 14th, 2017

A high point of 2017 was an invitation to New Hampshire Humanities Connections staff to do a presentation with the extraordianry Jessie "little d...

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Free Speech at the Schoolhouse Gate: Landmark cases on speech and expression in schools

Date: November 1st, 2017

How is free speech different in schools from in the public square, and how should schools deal with the complexities of speech and expression? In...

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Author Richard Rubin returns!

Date: November 1st, 2017

When Richard Rubin spoke about the last of the World War I  “Doughboys” in Warner in June, audience member Nancy Brown wrote to us:“Mr...

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The Natural and Cultural History of Soil: Growing a Dirt Revolution

Date: November 1st, 2017

Ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and increasing population has stripped our soil of nutrients and left us on a vulnerable planet. What do...

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In Her Words: Inspirational Women from New England History

Date: November 1st, 2017

How does our past influence contemporary women’s roles and the recurrent national debate about gender? This month Littleton Public Library presents ...

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The "Elephant in the Room Series" confronts difficult social issues

Date: November 1st, 2017

New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) was created in 1988 with a mission to change lives through theatre. Outreach has always been important, including...

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What could YOUR community do with a humanities grant?

Date: November 1st, 2017

Community Project Grants are New Hampshire Humanities’ way of supporting your efforts to share knowledge and spark conversations about topics that i...

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I’m Not Saying You Can’t Challenge This”: The Right to Be, and Writing the Constitution

Date: November 1st, 2017

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 w...

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World War II We Never Knew: North Country libraries host WW II events

Date: September 30th, 2017

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 continu...

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Amy Lockwood Selected as Interim Director

Date: September 30th, 2017

The Board of Directors of New Hampshire Humanities announces that Amy L. Lockwood of Deerfield has been named Interim Director for the statewide human...

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Reflections on 24 Years: A Fond Farewell from Debbie Watrous

Date: September 30th, 2017

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 sho...

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Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in NH Communities

Date: September 29th, 2017

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 ...

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Welcome, New Board Members

Date: September 29th, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities extends its deep gratitude to the following board members who finished their terms on our Board of Directors last month: Bob ...

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You Don’t Lose Your Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate: Landmark Cases on Speech & Expression

Date: September 29th, 2017

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 sq...

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Understanding racism, learning from our past

Date: September 29th, 2017

Portsmouth, Milford, Canaan, and many other NH towns have been home to natives of Africa and African Americans for centuries, but their stories have o...

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Cultivating Fertile Soil, Generating Resilient Communities

Date: September 29th, 2017

The Natural and Cultural History of Soil is designed to connect people, ideas, and the land. This series is sponsored by the Cheshire County Conservat...

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What Does It Mean to Be Human? Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" Brought to Life in a New Play

Date: September 26th, 2017

The dramatic work of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is brought to life by three actors in a new play that takes the themes of this nearly 200-year old ...

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Cultivating Fertile Soil, Generating Resilient Communities

Date: August 31st, 2017

What do our current agricultural practices say about us both individually and collectively? How do we understand the social needs and demands of our l...

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The Story of Baker Chocolate: A Sweet History

Date: August 31st, 2017

In 1765, Dr. James Baker of Dorchester stumbled upon Irishman John Hannon crying on the banks of the mighty Neponset River. Hannon, though penniless, ...

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Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in NH Communities

Date: August 31st, 2017

A collaboration between 13 historical societies, museums, and libraries is underway with events scheduled through November. "Over There, Over Her...

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What books have inspired Steven Pinker?

Date: August 31st, 2017

Bill Gates recently called Steven Pinker’s "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" the most inspiring book&...

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Executive Director Debbie Watrous to leave NH Humanities after 24 years

Date: August 31st, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities announces that Executive Director Deborah Watrous will be leaving New Hampshire this fall for a new position in Boston. Watro...

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Community Conversations: The Vietnam War

Date: August 31st, 2017

The week before millions of viewers watch the premiere of Ken Burns’ new landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, New Hampshire Humanities will partne...

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Understanding systemic racism, learning from our past

Date: August 30th, 2017

How does a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” and a celebrated legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in slavery, s...

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Great North Woods libraries explore WWII

Date: August 28th, 2017

How did women serve in World War II? Why do many people believe that the veterans of this war had an easy homecoming? How is the experience of wa...

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Enduring Vietnam, An American Generation and Its War, a talk by author James Wright

Date: July 24th, 2017

James Wright, author of Enduring Vietnam, An American Generation and Its War, will present a talk on the culture of pre-war America, the force the War...

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant supports Connections Adult Literacy

Date: July 24th, 2017

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support their Connections adult literacy program....

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2017 Humanities Book Award Winners

Date: July 24th, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of our New Hampshire Humanities High School Book Awards, awarded annually to high ...

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30 Pages in 30 Days winning playwright to present one-act play at Prescott Park

Date: July 24th, 2017

Congratulations to Catherine Stewart, winner of the 30 Pages in 30 Days playwriting competition, supported by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Pro...

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Hello from Terry Farish

Date: July 24th, 2017

My name is Terry Farish and I recently returned to the Connections desk at New Hampshire Humanities after my friend and colleague Susan Bartlett moved...

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Keene Chautauqua 2017: WW I and America

Date: July 24th, 2017

Traveling, tented “chautauquas” were a popular form of American adult education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today’s chautauquas f...

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Literature, Addiction and Communal Response

Date: July 24th, 2017

By Benjamin Nugent, Director, Mountainview Low-Residency MFA, SNHU What’s an American writer to do with the opioid crisis? It has ravaged pocke...

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Seats are going fast for our Annual Dinner!

Date: July 24th, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities welcomes one of the brightest minds of our time, renowned author and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, our 2017 Annual Dinne...

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Over There, Over Here: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entering WWI

Date: July 24th, 2017

Supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, thirteen historical societies, museums, and libraries are collaborating to pr...

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Enduring Vietnam: “A Story That Has No End”

Date: June 21st, 2017

By Dr Kathy Mathis, New Hampshire Humanities Project Director                         &nbs...

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McIninch Foundation awards $25,000 grant for Humanities to Go

Date: June 21st, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities has received a $25,000 grant from The McIninch Foundation to support its Humanities to Go Fund. With this gift New Hampshire ...

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2017 Annual Dinner with Steven Pinker

Date: June 21st, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Annual DinnerWednesday, October 25, 2017Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown, Reception 5:00 pm / Dinner 6:30 pm KEYNOTE ...

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Life Downstairs: British Servant Culture in Fact, Fiction, and Film

Date: June 21st, 2017

A new Humanities to Go program by Ann McClellan                             &nbs...

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Farewell, Susan Bartlett

Date: June 21st, 2017

In June we said farewell to our talented colleague, Susan Bartlett, who is moving on to pursue other dreams after leading the Connections Adult Litera...

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A Child of Exile in America at War

Date: June 21st, 2017

By Scott Eaton, Humanities to Go presenter                      “It is only with the heart th...

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Keene Chautauqua 2017: World War I and America

Date: June 21st, 2017

Traveling, tented “chautauquas” were a popular form of American adult education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today’s chautauquas f...

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Over There, Over Here: 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entering World War I

Date: June 21st, 2017

A multi-group collaboration among thirteen historical societies, museums, and libraries is underway with a project called “Over There, Over Here: WW...

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Civics Workshop for Teachers: Sowing Seeds of Democracy

Date: May 22nd, 2017

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, in partnership with The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, presents "Sowing Seeds of Dem...

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"Citizen Power" by Eric Liu draws sold-out crowd

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Author Eric Liu explored "Citizen Power" in a public talk at the Currier Museum of Art in April in the William W. Treat Lecture presented by...

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Looking for an interesting topic for YOUR community?

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Here’s a sampling of the programs available to bring to your community through our Humanities to Go speakers bureau: Evolving English: From Beo...

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Immigration in the Granite State Teacher Workshop

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Two-day teacher workshop:June 29-30, 9am-3:30 pm daily, Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, KeeneA New Hampshire Humanities grant ...

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Over There, Over Here: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entering WWI

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Supported by a New Hampshire Humanities grant, a collaboration between 13 historical societies, museums, and libraries will present "Over There, ...

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Remembering Tug, the Chinook

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Humanities to Go presenter Bob Cottrell brought along his beloved Chinook dog "Tug" when giving his talk, "Harnessing History: On the T...

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Abraham Lincoln: Behind White House Doors

Date: May 22nd, 2017

With support from a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, The Fells Estate & Historic Gardens in Newbury presents a series about one o...

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What We Do, Who We Are

Date: May 22nd, 2017

by Susan MacDonald Hatem, Associate Director"Liar!""That’s a lie!"Three times this spring one of the presenters in our speaker...

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Watrous featured in NEH magazine, Humanities

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Read the Spring 2017 edition of HUMANITIES, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ magazine, for an interview with our executive director, Debbi...

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2017 Annual Dinner keynote: Steven Pinker

Date: May 22nd, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities is thrilled to announce that renowned author and scientist Dr. Steven Pinker will present the keynote address at our 2017 Ann...

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Before Peyton Place: In search of the real Grace Metalious

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Sixty years after Peyton Place scandalized the country, the novel and film seem almost a diversion from the scandals of the current day. But the life ...

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Have a great idea for a humanities project in your community?

Date: April 29th, 2017

Many of the projects you read about in our monthly Calendar are projects funded through the New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grants program,...

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American Civil War Series at The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens

Date: April 29th, 2017

With support from a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, The Fells Estate & Historic Gardens in Newbury presents Abraham Lincoln:&nbs...

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HYPE conference draws 1,100 students

Date: April 29th, 2017

HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts), a student-led philosophical initiative founded by students at Souhegan High School and guided by Chris Br...

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Donor Profile: Janet Pitman Anderson on Why She Supports New Hampshire Humanities

Date: April 29th, 2017

It’s no surprise that a young girl who fell in love with New Hampshire and its deep cultural history at an early age would grow up to become one of ...

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Your support is more important than ever!

Date: April 29th, 2017

Dear friends,Recent news about the possible elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities has—on a positive note—reignited a national c...

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Over There, Over Here: 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entering World War I

Date: April 29th, 2017

No mistake was made at the pivotal moment of the very first Academy Awards. In 1927, “Wings,” a silent movie set during the First World War, won B...

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Why teach philosophy to children?

Date: March 28th, 2017

What is the most practical subject to study for economic success? It may well be philosophy! On graduate school entrance exams, philosophy students ou...

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See Shadows Fall North

Date: March 28th, 2017

Portsmouth, Milford, Canaan, and many other NH towns have been home to natives of Africa and African Americans for centuries, but their stories have o...

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Abraham Lincoln: Behind White House Doors

Date: March 28th, 2017

Was Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator” and “wise leader” as portrayed by his private secretaries and biographers John Milton Hay and John...

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Looking for an interesting topic for YOUR community?

Date: March 28th, 2017

Twenty-nine outstanding new programs are now available for booking at your library, town hall, church, or other organization. Here are a few of o...

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Connections Family Literacy Festival May 6

Date: March 20th, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities presents the 2017 Connections Family Literacy Festival, “Our Stories; Our Community,” a celebration of food, songs, danci...

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‘More Than Just Ourselves’ Willard Uphaus, Louis Wyman, and Civil Liberties in the McCarthy Era

Date: March 20th, 2017

What are the ethical responsibilities when one’s conscience conflicts with political/legal directives? With a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, t...

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Take action: Your voice is needed!

Date: March 16th, 2017

The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint which includes elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well...

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More Than Just Ourselves: Willard Uphaus, Louis Wyman, and Civil Liberties in the McCarthy Era

Date: February 28th, 2017

What are the ethical responsibilities when one’s conscience conflicts with political/legal directives? With a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, t...

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Remembering Nabil Migalli

Date: February 28th, 2017

Together with his family, friends, and colleagues, New Hampshire Humanities remembers the singular contributions Nabil Migalli made to the cultural li...

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Community Project Grants: It's Your Turn

Date: February 28th, 2017

Community Project Grants are New Hampshire Humanities’ way of supporting your efforts to share knowledge and spark conversations about topics that i...

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Victims, Villains, or Heroes? Reading Shakespeare at Goffstown Women’s Prison

Date: February 27th, 2017

“Isn’t this supposed to be a tragedy?” begins Stacie,* a mother participating in a Connections book discussion at Goffstown State Prison for Wom...

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NH students examine meaning of citizenship at HYPE 2017

Date: February 14th, 2017

 Why does philosophy matter? How do we determine what is fact and what is opinion, and why we should care? For the past eight years, a growing gr...

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Meelia Center receives NEH Humanities Access Grant

Date: January 24th, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced the first recipients of its new Humanities Access grant, a program offering signifi...

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Students inspired by playwriting challenge

Date: January 24th, 2017

The “30 Pages in 30 Days” playwriting competition described in our February Calendar inspired a high school theater class. Here, their teacher sha...

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Ripple Effects

Date: January 24th, 2017

By Debbie Watrous, Executive DirectorNonprofits are always seeking to demonstrate the impact of their work. In the humanities, defining “impact” c...

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Connections Family Literacy Festival: “Our Community"

Date: January 24th, 2017

"Our Stories; Our Community" is the theme of this year's Family Literacy Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2 - 5 pm at the Boys & Girls C...

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Memories of Stockholm: When Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize

Date: January 24th, 2017

Last fall’s Grapes of Wrath project, carried out in fifteen NH towns with support from New Hampshire Humanities, inspired Russell Bastedo, retired S...

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From page to stage: Playwright finalists to present original one-act plays

Date: January 24th, 2017

Last fall Prescott Park Arts Festival, with support from New Hampshire Humanities, held a playwriting competition that challenged and guided aspiring ...

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New Hampshire Humanities veterans project featured on The Exchange and voted #1 show in 2016

Date: January 4th, 2017

New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with Dartmouth College and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), launched an innovati...

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2016

Subversive Activities

Date: December 30th, 2016

New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant of $3,175 to the NH World Fellowship Center for a project about a McCarthy-era legal case that took a con...

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The Grapes of Wrath comes alive in fifteen New Hampshire towns

Date: December 30th, 2016

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck’s masterful novel about poverty and suffering, strength and resilience, was the cornerstone of a successful coll...

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Generous grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation will support NH Humanities Connections Adult Literacy program

Date: December 23rd, 2016

New Hampshire Humanities has received a $20,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to support its Connections adult literacy program. New Hampshi...

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The Plan

Date: December 5th, 2016

Essay by Jason H., Connections participant, based on the book "The Plan," by Alison Paul, with pictures by Barbra LehmanA good plan alw...

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New HYPE Video Celebrates Young Philosophers as Part of Pulitzer Centennial

Date: December 1st, 2016

At the national celebration of the Pulitzer Centennial, New Hampshire Humanities was recognized for its HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) pr...

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Dialogues on the Experience of War & Homecoming

Date: December 1st, 2016

Dialogues on the Experience of War & Homecoming is a book discussion series that uses ancient literature and contemporary readings to help veteran...

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From Hurricane to Climate Change: A Region Responds

Date: December 1st, 2016

According to environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, “Climate change is actually the biggest thing that’s going on every single day.” In resp...

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A Sneak Peek at Some of Our Newest Humanities to Go Programs

Date: December 1st, 2016

If you haven’t yet seen our new Humanities to Go Catalog, here's a preview of some of the enticing new programs that will pique your curiosity! ...

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The Gift of Attention: Building Community Through Oral History

Date: December 1st, 2016

by Susan Hatem, Associate Director and Grants CoordinatorOne story seems to elicit another. Our experience is that one oral history project inspires o...

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A Good Plan: The Gift of Connection

Date: December 1st, 2016

“A good plan always starts with an idea and a pencil.” So begins a story Jason H. wrote for his three children during a Connections book disc...

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The Ripple Effect: How New England's Stone Walls Prompted a Journey of Discovery

Date: December 1st, 2016

by Catherine Kaplan, Humanities to Go CoordinatorThe forecast for Waterville Valley on the evening of Friday, January 8, 2016 was iffy at best: a cold...

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From Troy to Baghdad...to New Hampshire: A Reflection on Dialogues of War

Date: December 1st, 2016

by Ann-Maria Contarino, Dialogues on the Experience of War Team Manchester FacilitatorSing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns dr...

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You can help us continue to bring the power of ideas to all corners of the state

Date: October 31st, 2016

As a supporter of New Hampshire Humanities, you understand the important role the humanities play in individual lives and in our communities, and how ...

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Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away

Date: October 31st, 2016

A monumental and far-reaching collaboration among nine New Hampshire libraries and Timberlane Regional High School, Community Stories: Soldiers Home &...

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What books are the New Hampshire Humanities board and staff reading?

Date: October 31st, 2016

Once a year, our board and staff share their recent reads. Here are their recommendations (for your holiday gift-giving consideration!)The Coldest Win...

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For This I Am Yearning: Learning English, Writing Poetry

Date: October 31st, 2016

What can poetry offer adults from all over the world who are just beginning to write in English? Carol Birch's ESOL students at the Dover Adult Le...

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27th Annual Dinner a memorable celebration of humanities

Date: October 31st, 2016

At our 27th Annual Dinner in late September, New Hampshire Humanities continued a long tradition of hosting nationally and internationally-recognized ...

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New Humanities to Go Catalog Unveiled!

Date: October 28th, 2016

New catalog features dozens of fascinating new programs and perennial favoritesOur highly-anticipated and newly-revised Humanities to Go Catalog of Pr...

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Nature Re-Visioned: Finding Meaning at the Intersection of Art and Science

Date: September 30th, 2016

AVA Gallery and Art Center, recipient of a New Hampshire Humanities grant, will host a gallery talk in conjunction with a current exhibit by photograp...

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Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away

Date: September 30th, 2016

With over 50 programs over nine weeks in nine communities, Soldiers Home & Away seeks to connect veterans and non-veterans to share experiences, b...

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From Hurricane to Climate Change: A Region Responds

Date: September 30th, 2016

According to environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, “Climate change is actually the biggest thing that’s going on every single day.” In resp...

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The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescues

Date: September 30th, 2016

Supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, thirteen libraries, three schools, and the independent book store in the Moun...

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Constitutionally Speaking: Crime and the Constitution Public Symposium

Date: September 30th, 2016

Constitutionally Speaking and the University of New Hampshire School of Law are pleased to present a free public symposium on Crime and the Constituti...

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Shadows Fall North documentary sheds light on slavery and segregation in the Granite State

Date: September 30th, 2016

Portsmouth, Milford, Canaan, and many other towns in New Hampshire have been home to natives of Africa and to African Americans for centuries, but the...

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Women Out of The Kitchen: Historical Women of New England

Date: September 30th, 2016

Whose story becomes history? How is the question of “what happened” complicated by power and privilege? This Community Project Grant to Gorham Pub...

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein explores what it means to be human

Date: September 30th, 2016

New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a Community Project Grant to support scholar-led talkbacks with theatre experts following a one-hour, two-actor d...

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Steinbeck in California: The Man and the Writer

Date: September 30th, 2016

The Grapes of Wrath Big Read explores farming, cooking, arts, music and movies, and Steinbeck, the man and writer. Continuing a fifteen-library ...

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The Campaign for the Humanities: Excellence, innovation, and access for future generations

Date: September 30th, 2016

For more than 40 years, New Hampshire Humanities has provided opportunities for tens of thousands of Granite Staters to cultivate their curiosity, con...

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Campaign for the Humanities: Our vision for the future

Date: September 30th, 2016

For more than four decades, New Hampshire Humanities has championed a thriving trade in ideas, actively promoted the power of informed conversation, a...

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