Celebrating 50 Years in Your Community

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 the Howe Library in Hanover on May 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Registration is required due to limited capacity. 

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.  

Steve Taylor is a farmer, newspaperman, and longtime public official. He has studied, written, and spoken for many years about New Hampshire's rural culture and the state's agricultural history. With his three sons, he operates a livestock and maple farm in Meriden Village. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor and was founding executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. He served 25 years as the state's commissioner of agriculture. 

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Event Details


Thursday, May 23, 2024 5:30pm


Howe Library
Hanover NH 03755

Hosted By:

New Hampshire Humanities

Contact Info:

schaffee@nhhumanities.org or 603-224-4071, ext. 113