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 Discover Center at the Portsmouth Historical Society on June 5 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Registration is required due to limited capacity and your RSVP is required by May 29.

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.   

Jeffrey Zygmont is a New Hampshire writer and poet who has published numerous fiction and non-fiction books, poetry books, children’s books, and short stories. As a journalist, he has published articles in a long list of magazines and newspapers. He speaks regularly about poetry and art – especially to promote the works of poets Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Frost – at venues around New England.

David Watters is professor emeritus of literature at UNH, former board chair of the Robert Frost Farm, former New Hampshire Humanities Board member, and a current New Hampshire state senator from Dover. 

Please RSVP by May 29

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Event Details


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 5:30pm


Portsmouth Historical Society
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

New Hampshire Humanities

Contact Info:

sbutman@nhhumanities.org or 603-224-4071.