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  1. (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes

    The recent spate of Sherlock Holmes movies, television shows, and literary adaptations indicate the Great Detective is alive and well in the 21st cent...

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  2. 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State

    More than 12,000 years ago, small groups of Paleoindians endured frigid winters on the edge of a small river in what would become Keene, New Hampshire...

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  3. A History of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary

    This program presents a brief history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early twentieth ce...

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  4. A Practical Experiment: School Desegregation on Trial in Antebellum Boston

    Racial school segregation has been an ongoing national issue, and it dates back to the early nineteenth century. This program narrates the half-centur...

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  5. A Soldier's Mother Tells Her Story

    Speaking as Betsey Phelps, the mother of a Union soldier from Amherst, New Hampshire who died heroically at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sharon Wood offe...

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  6. A Taste of the Old Country in the New: Franco-Americans of Manchester

    Manchester is one example of the many industrial cities that attracted immigrants from Quebec in numbers large enough to warrant the creation and main...

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  7. A Visit with Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address.&qu...

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  8. A Visit With Queen Victoria

    In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-wil...

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  9. A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes

    Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaim...

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  10. Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

    Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history and performing rousing anthems, heartfe...

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  11. Abolitionists of Noyes Academy

    In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African-American students from as far a...

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  12. African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution

    One of the most interesting aspects of the American Revolution is the role played by African Americans in the fight for independence. Both free Africa...

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  13. All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast, from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick

    From Brooklyn to Boston, from World War II to the present, Jason Sokol traces the modern history of race and politics in the Northeast. Why did white ...

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  14. An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

    Join us for a special evening with our U.S. Poet Laureate! Please join us on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm for an evening of poetry and discussion with U....

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  15. An Introduction to Sufism, the Spiritual Path in Islam

    Sufism is the inner dimension of Sunni Islam. Taking its source in the Quran and the Prophetic tradition, it has often been defined as "the scien...

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  16. Appreciating our Nocturnal Pollinators: Impacts of Land Use on Moth Species in the Northeastern U.S.

    Presented by Sarah Shearer, MS candidate in the Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New E...

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  17. Archaeology at The Fells

    Join Dr. Charles Spencer, curator and archaeologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and Dr. Robert Goodby, NH Humanities E...

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  18. Banjos, Bones, and Ballads

    Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present-day li...

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  19. Bearing Witness and the Endurance of Voice

    Lucy Terry Prince was born in Africa, where she was kidnapped by slave traders and transported to Rhode Island. While still enslaved in 1746, she wrot...

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  20. Beecology: A Community Scientist Helping Pollinators

    Presented by Dr. Robert Gegear, UMASS Dartmouth and Founder of the Beecology Project Dr. Robert Gegear will update participants on the decline of wil...

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  21. Before Peyton Place: In Search of the Real Grace Metalious

    Grace DeRepentigny Metalious believed that in rejecting her own ethnic and religious heritage, she would come closer to inheriting the "American ...

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  22. Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor?

    We all think we know the story of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary War general who fought for the Continental Army but then defected to the...

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  23. Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

    Through architecture unique to northern New England, this illustrated talk focuses on several case studies that show how farmers converted their typic...

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  24. Black Thought: Reading Shakespeare While Being Black

    From W. E. B. Du Bois to Toni Morrison, African American writers have often commented on Shakespeare and his status as the epitome of literature writt...

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  25. Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to the Present

    Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-...

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  26. Caesar: The Man from Venus

    Meet Caesar, who is descended from the Goddess Venus. This program introduces Caesar as a young boy living with his Mother, Aurelia, and his Aunt Juli...

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  27. Case Closed on the 1873 Smuttynose Ax Murders

    For almost 150 years the moonlight ax murder of two Norwegian women on the rocky Isles of Shoals has haunted New England. Popular historian and lectur...

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  28. Civil War Soldiers' Quilts

    Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare-only twenty are known to exist, and Pam Weeks has studied most of them in person. T...

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  29. Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded the Weather in Almanacs

    As we begin to consider climate change as an everyday problem, it's valuable to know how people did that in the past. With support from the Guggen...

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  30. Comics in World History and Cultures

    Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind survey of comics from around the world and throughout history, with special attention to what these vibrant narrati...

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  31. Confounding Crusaders: The Protestant Friends of Ireland in Irish-American Diaspora Nationalism

    One of the most striking aspects of the Irish-American historical landscape is the enduring bond between immigrant community and ancestral home. Predi...

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  32. Contra Dancing In New Hampshire: Then and Now

    Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls, and schools arou...

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  33. Covered Bridges of New Hampshire

    Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the NH transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given NH's myriad streams, brooks,...

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  34. Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire

    Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience,...

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  35. Discovering New England Stone Walls

    Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands o...

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  36. Ethical Aspects of Converging Technologies

    Information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are converging in ways that were not easily anticipated. We now have distinct new fields suc...

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  37. Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire

    In the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale o...

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  38. Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: The Changing Climate of Art History

    Dr. Alan C. Braddock will discuss his major traveling exhibition, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment, co-curated with Karl Kusserow at ...

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  39. Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them

    Telling personal and family stories is fun - and much more. Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children...

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  40. Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

    What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human inst...

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  41. Fierce Females: Women in Art

    Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the cr...

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  42. Final Presentation of Telling My Story for Humanity - Reflections on Race, Class, and Gender

    Telling My Story is a platform for members of the New Hampshire community to reflect on race, class, and gender in a collaborative and honest way, whi...

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  43. Flight of Remembrance: World War II from the Losing Side and the Dream that Led to Aerospace Engineering

    Flight of Remembrance is the true story of the speaker's family before, during, and after World War II in Latvia, occupied Poland, and Germany. No...

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  44. Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators and Wildlife

    Presented by Emma Erler, field specialist and garden expert for UNH Cooperative Extension When gardeners think of designing a landscape for pollinato...

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  45. Forced Into Politics: Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the Fugitive Slave Crisis

    The long and storied Senate career of New Hampshire’s favorite political son came to an ignominious end with the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.&nbs...

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  46. From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology that Shaped America

    Carrie Brown explores the technological triumph that helped save the Union and then transformed the nation. During the Civil War, northern industry pr...

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  47. From Mickey to Magoo: The Golden Age of American Animation

    From the 1920s to the 1960s, adult American theatergoers could anticipate a cartoon before each feature film. From Mickey Mouse to Donald Duck, Popeye...

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  48. Galileo Galilei, the Starry Messenger

    The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis, is a dramatic fun-filled adaptation of Galileo's short treatise "Siderius Nuncius." ...

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  49. Garden for Wildlife – Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

    Presented by David Mizejewski, naturalist and television host with National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski shares how to create a be...

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  50. Global Banjar: International Voices in Antebellum Banjo Music

    The Hardtacks (Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle) deliver an engaging overview of global politics prior to the American Civil War through the lens of ea...

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  51. God, the Early Years: A Brief History of God in the Rise of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

    Do the three major monotheistic religions worship the same deity? Nicole Ruane traces the rise of the deity who comes to be known as The Lord, God the...

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  52. Granite Gallows: The Origins of New Hampshire's Debate over the Death Penalty

    As one of the last northeastern states with capital punishment still on the books and with its first person on death row since 1939, New Hampshire con...

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  53. Granite State Gallery: New Hampshire Art and Artists through the Years

    New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. What is distinctive about the art made here? This program will consider works...

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  54. Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook

    This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his re...

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  55. Having a Fine Time in Manchester: Vintage Post Cards and Local History

    Post cards have many a story to tell about the built landscape, disastrous events such as fires or floods, daily folk customs, and the identity of pla...

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  56. HEMINGWAY Screening & Discussion

    New Hampshire PBS, in partnership with New Hampshire Humanities and the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, presents an online screening and discuss...

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  57. Heroes and Homecomings: Norman Rockwell and World War II

    America's most beloved illustrator created dozens of images related to the second World War. What happens when an artist known for his use of humo...

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  58. Homer's Odysseus

    Using the well known scenes of The Odyssey, Sebastian Lockwood delivers the passion and intensity of the great epic that deserves to be heard told as ...

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  59. Hooked: Narratives of Addiction, Recovery, and Redemption

    In the midst of New Hampshire's opioid crisis, we are far from the time when addiction was an unfamiliar and even taboo subject. Narratives of add...

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  60. How Did the Greeks Believe Their Myths?

    Greek myth exerted a powerful influence on the Greeks and Romans, and as cultures and circumstances changed, different methods developed to incorporat...

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  61. How Fresh Water Has Shaped New Hampshire

    Granite Staters' impact on fresh water - and, conversely, inland waters' impact on Granite Staters - has evolved over time. Our pollution has ...

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  62. I Can't Die But Once - Harriet Tubman's Civil War

    Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti's characterization of Harriet Tubman is a lucid, well-researched biography about the remarkable life of an enduring wa...

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  63. Imperial Russian Fabergé Eggs

    This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes focuses on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé...

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  64. In the Evil Day: Individual Rights, Town Government, and the Crime that Stunned the Nation

    On August 19, 1997, in little Colebrook, New Hampshire, a 62-year-old carpenter named Carl Drega, a man with long-simmering property rights grievances...

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  65. Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy

    Drawing on material from her book Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish...

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  66. It Happened In New Hampshire: Black History in the Granite State

    The first enslaved African arrived in New Hampshire in 1645. There’s a long, rich Black history in the Granite State. Colonial New Hampshire new...

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  67. Italian Americans in History and Film

    Italian American culture is part of our everyday lives and has contributed to American culture for almost a century and a half. But who are those Ital...

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  68. Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares

    Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene f...

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  69. John Winant: New Hampshire Man of The World

    John G. Winant, three-time governor of New Hampshire went on to serve the nation in several capacities on the national and international scene. In the...

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  70. Jose Clemente Orozco and the Epic of “Greater America”

    In this talk, Dr. Mary K. Coffey (Dartmouth) examines Mexican Muralist Jose Clemente Orozco’s contributions to formulations of the American epic...

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  71. Lafayette and Human Rights

    Lafayette's first foray into human rights work was during the American Revolution which he saw as a cause important to all people. He continued to...

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  72. Liberty Is Our Motto!: Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers

    The year is 1876, and New Hampshire's own John Hutchinson sings and tells about his famous musical family "straight from the horse's mout...

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

    While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. Many contemporary...

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  74. Mary Baker Eddy: New Hampshire's Most Important Religious Thinker

    Mary Baker Eddy was New Hampshire's most important and most innovative religious thinker. Mark Twain called Eddy "the most interesting woman ...

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  75. Mary Todd Lincoln: An Unconventional Woman

    Raised in a slaveholding family, Mary Todd Lincoln evolved into an advocate for abolition. The intellectual equal of well-educated men, she spoke her ...

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  76. Meet Lucy Stone: Enter the Antebellum World of the Abolition and Women's Rights Movements

    In this first-person interpretive program, Judith Black introduces American Lucy Stone, the first woman hired by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Societ...

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  77. Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire

    THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Pa...

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  78. Movie Mavericks: Filmmakers Who Challenge the Hollywood System

    Patrick Anderson focuses on contemporary film directors and screenwriters in the United States whose originality, independence and unconventional appr...

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  79. Music in My Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music

    Singing games, accessible "pocket instruments" like spoons and dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs and songs kids teach each...

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  80. Native Bees of New England – Their Diversity and Natural History

    Presented by Michael Veit, high school biology teacher and native bee enthusiast How many kinds of bees can you name: honey bees, bumble bees, sweat ...

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  81. Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

    Presented by Heather Holm, biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author. Native bees and predatory wasps share the same lineage an...

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  82. New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

    Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture ...

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  83. New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell

    Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world...

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  84. New England's Colonial Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society

    New England's colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as...

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  85. New Hampshire Abolitionist Nathaniel Peabody Rogers

    Successful attorney--and father of eight--Nathaniel Peabody Rogers walked away from his Plymouth, NH, law practice in the 1830s for a dangerous and ne...

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  86. New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones

    Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten s...

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  87. New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State

    This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other publ...

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  88. New Hampshire on Skis

    Take Scandinavian and Austrian immigrants, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Cannon Mountain Tramway, the muscular Christian, amateur tinkerers, and Prof...

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  89. New Hampshire Roads Taken Or Not

    Following World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explos...

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  90. New Hampshire's Long Love-Hate Relationship with its Agricultural Fairs

    The first agricultural fair in North America was held in what is now Londonderry in 1722, and it would become a wildly popular event lasting for gener...

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  91. New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality

    Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of childre...

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  92. NH Young Leaders Roundtable Discussion

    Hear from young leaders such as the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Manchester movement, a state representative, a school board member, a campaig...

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  93. Oil, Ice, and Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom

    In January 2016, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced the discovery of the wreckage of two sunken whale ships off the Alask...

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  94. Old Time Rules Will Prevail: The Fiddle Contest in New Hampshire and New England

    Fiddle contests evolved from endurance marathons to playing a set number of tunes judged by certain specific criteria. Whether large or small, fiddle...

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  95. On Shaky Ground: Students of Color in Predominantly White Institutions

    For many students of color, being in an environment in which most of the people are different from themselves is a challenging experience. Students of...

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  96. Open Questions: Are We What We Eat?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential question...

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  97. Open Questions: Are We Working Too Hard?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  98. Open Questions: Can Machines Think?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  99. Open Questions: Does Truth Matter?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  100. Open Questions: Is Capital Punishment Right or Wrong?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  101. Open Questions: Is Privacy Dead?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  102. Open Questions: Should We Fear Death?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  103. Open Questions: What Does it Mean to be an American?

    Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential que...

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  104. Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale

    Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport, NH native, tells the story of her 30 year effort to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. President Abraham Li...

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  105. Philosophy for Everyone

    If you appreciate beauty, if you are still full of wonder, if you ponder the meaning of life, you will love this program.  Timm Triplett's ha...

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  106. Plague: Stories of Epidemics

    Dr. Katherine Gaudet (UNH) explores stories of epidemics in our next HTG Online event. Are we living through a Biblical plague? Or are we feeling the ...

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  107. Politics & Civil Rights: An Evening with Yamiche Alcindor

    Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. Previously, she was a national ...

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  108. Pollinators 101

    Presented by Vicki J. Brown, natural resource steward and founding organizer of Pollinator Pathways NH Who are "the pollinators"? Learn abo...

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  109. Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers

    From its earliest settlements New Hampshire has struggled with issues surrounding the treatment of its poor. The early Northeastern colonies followed ...

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  110. Power of One: A Connections Book Discussion Workshop

    This book discussion workshop is designed to help adult educators lead their own book discussions with students using Connections humanities themed ...

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  111. Present Moment, Prolific Moment: Using Mindfulness to Write

    Writing can become much more fulfilling if we think of it as happening right Now. Much is lost when we overlook the present moment because we forfeit ...

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  112. Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company

    Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile worker was not easy. Robert Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of Euro...

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  113. Race & Care of the Soul

    Until the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020, few questioned the brutal hand of racism as orchestrated through police forc...

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  114. Racism, Land & The American Farming Landscape

    In 1920, there were 949,889 Black farmers. A century later, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, only 35,470 remained. This panel will invest...

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  115. Rally Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong

    Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing ...

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  116. Range the Wild Woods Over: Loggers' Songs and Stories

    Loggers at the turn of the twentieth century cut the timber that built and warmed our houses and provided the ties for America's ever-expanding ra...

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  117. Reading Shakespeare While Being Black

    From W. E. B. Du Bois to Toni Morrison, African American writers have often commented on Shakespeare and his status as the epitome of literature writt...

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  118. Returning North with the Spring: Retracing the Journey of Naturalist Edwin Way Teale

    In 1947, Edwin Way Teale, the most popular naturalist in the decade between Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, followed the progress of spring over four ...

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  119. Rome and Pompeii: Discovering and Preserving the Past

    Rome and Pompeii were part of the "Grand Tour" for upper-class elite from the 17th through the 19th centuries, and remain today the primary ...

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  120. Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

    One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, American women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had ne...

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  121. Rudyard Kipling Revisited

    Rudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New Engla...

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  122. Russian Daily Life and Culture

    For the past 22 years, local Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes has presented her customized cultural tours designed for anyone interested in d...

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  123. Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music

    Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus ...

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  124. Songs of Old New Hampshire

    Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the song...

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  125. Stark Decency: New Hampshire's World War II German Prisoner of War Camp

    During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were held at Camp Stark near the village of Stark in New Hampshire's North Country. Allen Koop re...

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  126. Storytelling in the Digital Age

    More and more, the contemporary reading public is turning to digital technology as a means of experiencing literature. The Internet, hyperlink technol...

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  127. Strange Terrain: How Not To Get Poetry and Let It Get You Instead

    Alice Fogel takes you through seven simple steps, and one hard one, toward understanding and appreciating more elements of poetry than you ever though...

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  128. Sustainability: An American Literary History

    What is sustainability? And how has American literature shaped our understanding of this concept, in ways both surprising and disturbing? This interac...

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  129. Tangled Lives: Native People and English Settlers in Colonial New England

    The stories we hear from our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18...

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  130. Television: The Art & Ethics of Manipulation

    John Gfroerer explores the power of television as a communication medium and the ethical implications of manipulating the viewer by means of the choic...

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  131. That Reminds Me of a Story

    THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity. Rebecca Rule has made i...

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  132. That the People May Live - The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota

    This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c.1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. I begin w...

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  133. The Ballad Lives!

    Murder and mayhem, robbery and rapine, love that cuts to the bone: American ballads re-tell the wrenching themes of their English and Scottish cousins...

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  134. The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us

    On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns e...

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  135. The Celebration of Cultural Connections

    The Celebration of Cultural Connections is part of Tammi J. Truax’s Poet Laureate project, Building Bridges through Poetry, designed to eng...

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  136. The Civic Reckoning That Was 2020 (and What it Means for Teaching and Learning Civics)

    On January 8, 2020 New Hampshire Humanities hosted this audience-interactive online program on the civic principles at the center of 2020’s melt...

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  137. The Connecticut: New England's Great River

    The largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 fee...

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  138. The Epic of Gilgamesh

    This is our earliest epic. It is at least four thousand years old, but in performance we discover a dynamic and thrilling tale of heroes, friendship, ...

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  139. The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

    On February 18, 1952, an astonishing maritime event began when a ferocious nor'easter split in half a 500-foot long oil tanker, the Pendleton, app...

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  140. The First Amendment

    The First Amendment to the Constitution describes the process of becoming an actualized citizen. It begins with the freedom to follow a higher moral s...

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  141. The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?

    In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a ...

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  142. The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: Architecture, History and the Preservation Record

    Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the Whi...

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  143. The Guitar in Latin America: Continuities, Changes and Bicultural Strumming

    Jose Lezcano presents a multi-media musical program that showcases the guitar in Latin America as an instrument that speaks many languages. Lezcano pr...

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  144. The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

    Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state an...

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  145. The History of Gym Class

    Rebecca Noel explores the sometimes alarming, sometimes hilarious backstory of what we now know as gym class. Physicians worried since the Renaissance...

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  146. The History of the Great New England Hurricane as Documented by the People

    The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 is the most devastating tropical cyclone of all time to affect the region. Only two other comparable storms ha...

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  147. The Hot Drinks Revolution

    What does our love of sipping cups of sweet, hot drinks have to do with revolution and empire? Dr. Whitney Howarth of Plymouth State University w...

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  148. The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War

    Dr. Kenneth W. Noe explores how the Civil War's unusual weather affected both the battlefield and the home front. Traditional histories describe t...

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  149. The Making of Strawbery Banke

    Local legend says Strawbery Banke Museum began when a Portsmouth librarian gave a rousing speech in 1957. The backstory, however, is richly complex. T...

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  150. The Middle East

    The term "Middle East" is a changing geopolitical concept. Throughout recent history, this term referred to a political, a cultural, and a g...

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  151. The Power of Place: Martha’s Vineyard and the Growth of the Black Elite

    For Black Americans traveling in the era of segregation presented serious dangers from hotels and restaurants that refused to accommodate them to host...

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  152. The Quest for Happiness

    The ancient Greek philosophers defined eudaimonia as living a full and excellent life. In this illustrated talk, Maria Sanders explores how ideas of h...

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  153. The White Mountain Huts: Past & Future

    The Appalachian Mountain Club's Hut System is a unique institution in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Allen Koop explores how the huts and t...

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  154. Thirteen Days in October: The Untold Cuban Missile Crisis Story

    At the height of the Cold War, two things saved humanity: the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U2 aerial spy program. Based on declassified...

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  155. Top Chefs: Celebrity Cooks and Social Capital from the Italian Renaissance Court to Today

    Today we take for granted that great chefs become famous, and that they can influence social consciousness and public policy, not through private weal...

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  156. Town by Town, Watershed by Watershed: Native Americans in NH

    Every town and watershed in New Hampshire has ancient and continuing Native American history. From the recent, late 20th century explosion of local Na...

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  157. Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: From Russia to New Hampshire

    Marina Forbes shares many examples of Matroyshka nested dolls, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, as she examines t...

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  158. Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History

    There is treasure here but not the pirate kind. Scientific "digs" on Smuttynose Island are changing New England history. Archaeologist Natha...

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  159. Understanding Homelessness in New Hampshire

    Homelessness has become a problem for many communities in New Hampshire. It is a preventable problem but most of the strategies communities have used ...

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  160. Understanding the Movies: The Art of Film

    Film is a powerful medium, generating billions of dollars and untold hours of entertainment around the world. Understanding how film creates and deliv...

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  161. Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman

    This program opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his bi...

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  162. Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire

    Uprooted is a 30-minute documentary based on interviews collected during New Hampshire Humanities' Fences & Neighbors initiative on immigratio...

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  163. Vanished Veterans - NH's Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    New Hampshire towns did not erect monuments to prior wars, but the emotional and family toll, unprecedented in American history, drove the decision to...

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  164. Vietnam: Video and Discussion

    The Vietnam War film and discussion program utilizes short videos and a trained facilitator to prompt discussion about the Vietnam era. Content is cul...

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  165. Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

    The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of th...

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  166. War, Justice, and Non-Violence: Perspectives and Paradoxes

    How and why are wars fought? What exactly is a just war? This program looks at the history of "just war theory," starting in antiquity and f...

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  167. Wit and Wisdom: Humor in 19th Century New England

    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...

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  168. Writing While Black: The Afrofuturistic Writer

    In recent years, there has been an uptick, if not an actual surge, of works by science fiction writers of color, a literary genre where Black voices a...

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  169. Yankee Ingenuity: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People

    Jo Radner shares a selection of historical tales-humorous and thought-provoking-about New Englanders who have used their wits in extraordinary ways to...

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  170. `If I Am Not For Myself, Who Will Be for Me?` George Washington's Runaway Slave

    Oney Judge Staines, according to the Constitution, was only three-fifths of a person. To her masters, George and Martha Washington, she was merely &qu...

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  171. Peace is Like Martin Luther

    Date: April 23rd, 2021

    Martin Luther KingBy Sunita Pereira and Mary Nolin

    April is National Poetry Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of poets and their poetry in our history, culture, and everyday lives. Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the International Institute of New England (IINE) in Manchester have been using and writing their own poems to learn English. They also read the book Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport as part of their ongoing Connections book discussion series.

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  172. An Experience I'll Never Forget

    Date: March 26th, 2021

    By Aracelis Vega

    I identify a lot with the book Letting Swift River Go. In those days of my childhood, I remember a lot when my grandfather had animal farms. Horses, cows, pigs, chickens, roosters, geese, turkey, rabbits, pigeons. Near the mountain there were lakes. I could inhale fresh day air. Also I had the opportunity to help cut wood to make a fire and cookout near the farm. This was an experience that I’ll never forget. Thank you for sharing this very similar story in my childhood. 

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  173. 15 libraries and a bookstore come together for One Book One Valley

    Date: March 26th, 2021

    Organized through the cooperative efforts of libraries, schools, and organizations in the Mount Washington Valley, One Book, One Valley is an annual community reading program that aims to strengthen community ties, promote literacy through a shared reading experience, and encourage wide-spread discussion of a common book throughout region. For 2019, the program’s 14th anniversary, conveners selected Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of An American Family by journalist Amy Ellis Nutt, which explores one family’ s experience with the transition of their son to a girl named Nicole. The organizers selected this book to initiate conversations about the transgendered people’s lived experiences and more broadly, to prompt individuals of all genders to reflect on their gender and gender identity.

    During the fall of 2019, 368 people participated in the range of programs hosted by the partner libraries and organizations. These included a Gender 101 lecture, a film screening and community discussions with transgender people. The program culminated with an author talk with Amy Ellis Nutt. At the end of the series, participants expressed their appreciation for the program and how they gained a "better understanding of another slice of the human experience.”

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  174. What I Learned: A Reflection on Connections

    Date: March 19th, 2021

    By Martha L. Rodriguez

    When we were reading these short stories as Rosa, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, Fry Bread and Letting Swift River Go, stories written to children, each of them about different topics of American culture, I discovered with surprise how a simple reading  was able to communicate with depth and power the values and feelings of American people.

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  175. What Does It Mean to be an American?

    Date: February 1st, 2021

    By Barbara Visciano

    In a recent New Hampshire Humanities Connections program requested by Barbara Visciano, teacher of the ESL Civics Reading and Discussion Class at the Dover Adult Learning Center, the concept of liberty and justice in our history was the topic of exploration. Using four picture books during the four week series, facilitator Bill Badgley took these students on an historical journey to four periods in American history during which there were struggles to live up to ideals set forth in our founding documents. He posed the essential question: What is an American?

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  176. The Role of the Convener

    Date: November 1st, 2020

    Here at New Hampshire Humanities, we have a saying for the work we do: “We play three roles here: The convener, the funder, and the catalyst for positive change.” Unfortunately, we can’t always play all these roles in every situation. This is a story of our role as convener.

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  177. You've Got Mail!

    Date: October 13th, 2020

    By Mary Nolin and William (Bo) Dean

    With the COVID 19 pandemic forcing many adult education centers to pivot to virtual learning platforms, many teachers needed to find creative ways to engage and connect with their students. William ‘Bo’ Dean, an English as a Second Language (ESOL) instructor at Salem Adult Education, had the idea of mailing books from the Connections program to his students to teach English and issues around the environment through children’s literature.

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  178. Racism and pandemics: connections go back centuries NH professors say

    Date: July 9th, 2020

    Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 2020

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  179. 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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  180. 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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  181. 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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  182. 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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  183. 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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  184. 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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  185. 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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  186. 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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  187. 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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  188. 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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  189. 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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  190. 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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  191. 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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  192. 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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  193. 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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  194. 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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  195. 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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  196. 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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  197. 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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  198. 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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  199. 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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  200. 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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  201. 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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  202. 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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  203. 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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  204. 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&rsquo...

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  205. 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. ...

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  206. 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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  207. 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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  208. 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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  209. 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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  210. 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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  211. 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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  212. 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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  213. New Hampshire Humanities Bids Farewell to Terry Farish

    Date: August 30th, 2019

    “Sometimes ‘tell me more’ are the most generous words you can tell somebody.” - Terry Farish   You could say Terry...

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  214. 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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  215. 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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  216. Home Is the Moving Back and Forth Between What I Cannot Name: Poems & Stories

    Date: August 26th, 2019

    In the Connections New Voices project, the bonds formed between professional writers and writers who are also English learners become a source of in...

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  217. 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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  218. Immensity: A New Voices Story

    Date: July 17th, 2019

    Writing united us. But could we actually pull off a reading? Yes, with help from some poets before us.  Back row: Tami Truax, Portsmouth Poet La...

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  219. Finding Homes in Words and Pictures: A Connections Workshop for Facilitators and Teachers with Jeannine Atkins

    Date: July 10th, 2019

    This is a workshop we’ve long wanted to offer since our program features many picture books on universal themes of the humanities. On August 13 ...

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  220. 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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  221. 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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  222. 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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  223. "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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  224. 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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  225. 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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  226. 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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  227. 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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  228. 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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  229. 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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  230. 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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  231. 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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  232. 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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  233. Celebrating New Hampshire's New Voices

    Date: May 31st, 2019

    “New Voices” is an extension of the Connections reading and book discussion program, bringing an opportunity to students learning English ...

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  234. 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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  235. 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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  236. 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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  237. New Voices: Sounds & Rhythms of Story

    Date: March 8th, 2019

    “What a wonderful and inspiring reading and conversation we had!” Poet S Stephanie summed up New Hampshire Humanities’ first reading...

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  238. 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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  239. 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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  240. 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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  241. 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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  242. 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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  243. 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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  244. 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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  245. "Tell me more..."

    Date: December 7th, 2018

    The Year of New Voices project of New Hampshire Humanities' Connections program offers a new focus on writing this year. To support students in th...

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  246. 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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  247. 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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  248. 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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  249. 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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  250. 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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  251. 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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  252. 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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  253. 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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  254. 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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  255. 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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  256. 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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  257. 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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  258. 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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  259. 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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  260. 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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  261. 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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  262. 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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  263. The Third Language

    Date: September 1st, 2018

    In New Hampshire Humanities’ "Year of New Voices" project, Ewa Chrusciel will serve as one of the professional writers partnering...

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  264. 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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  265. 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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  266. 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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  267. Using image-making to help students tell their stories

    Date: June 29th, 2018

    What makes a good story?  “It’s when I become you,” an ESOL student once said in his class. Much of Beth Olshansky’s work...

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  268. 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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  269. 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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  270. 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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  271. A Story from the House of Extravagant Colors

    Date: June 1st, 2018

    Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera had just arrived at the Adult Learning Center in Nashua, his second day with New Hampshire Humanities' Connectio...

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  272. 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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  273. 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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  274. 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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  275. 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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  276. 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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  277. 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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  278. 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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  279. 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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  280. 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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  281. 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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  282. U.S. Poet Laureate Visits Nashua

    Date: April 13th, 2018

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

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  283. 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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  284. 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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  285. 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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  286. "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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  287. 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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  288. 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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  289. 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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  290. 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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  291. 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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  292. 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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  293. 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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  294. 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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  295. "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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  296. 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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  297. 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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  298. 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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  299. 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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  300. 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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  301. 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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  302. 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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  303. 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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  304. 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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  305. 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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  306. 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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  307. 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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  308. 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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  309. 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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  310. 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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  311. 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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  312. 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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  313. 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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  314. 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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  315. 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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  316. 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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  317. 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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  318. 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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  319. 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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  320. 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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  321. 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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  322. 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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  323. 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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  324. 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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  325. 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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  326. 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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  327. 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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  328. 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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  329. 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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  330. 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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  331. 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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  332. 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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  333. 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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  334. 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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  335. 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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  336. 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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  337. 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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  338. 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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  339. 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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  340. 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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  341. 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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  342. 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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  343. 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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  344. 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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  345. 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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  346. 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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  347. 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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  348. 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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  349. 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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  350. 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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  351. 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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  352. 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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  353. 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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  354. 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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  355. 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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  356. 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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  357. 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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  358. 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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  359. 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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  360. 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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  361. 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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  362. 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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  363. "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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  364. 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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  365. 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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  366. 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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  367. 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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  368. 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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  369. 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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  370. 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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  371. 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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  372. 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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  373. 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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  374. 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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  375. 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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  376. 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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  377. 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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  378. 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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  379. 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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  380. 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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  381. 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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  382. 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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  383. 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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  384. ‘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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  385. 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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  386. 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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  387. 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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  388. 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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  389. 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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  390. 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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  391. 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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  392. 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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  393. 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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  394. 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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  395. 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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  396. 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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  397. 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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  398. 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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  399. 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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  400. 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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  401. 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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  402. 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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  403. 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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  404. 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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  405. 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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  406. 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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  407. 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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  408. 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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  409. 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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  410. 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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  411. 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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  412. 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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  413. 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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  414. 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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  415. 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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  416. 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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  417. 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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  418. 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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  419. 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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  420. 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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  421. 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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  422. 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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  423. 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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  424. 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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  425. 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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  426. 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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  427. 30 Pages in 30 Days: A Playwright Festival on the Seacoast

    Date: September 30th, 2016

     It’s okay to act it out...That’s the theme for 30 Pages in 30 Days, A Playwright Competition, Prescott Park Arts Festival’s new community ...

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  428. Veterans book discussions launch in four NH cities

    Date: September 1st, 2016

    Dialogues on the Experience of War is a book discussion series that uses ancient literature and contemporary readings to help veterans release and re-...

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  429. Letter from the Executive Director: We need the humanities now more than ever

    Date: September 1st, 2016

    Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the health of our civic life, and I’m worried. Worried that we’re unable to hear each o...

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

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Where do the observational skills of an artist and a scientist intersect? How do art and science inspire and expand larger conversations about the wor...

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  431. Keene Chautauqua 2016 - Activist Athletes: Race and Sports

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Traveling, tented “chautauquas” were an immensely popular form of American adult education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. T...

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  432. Welcome to New Hampshire Humanities' new board members

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Dennis Britton is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of New Hampshire, where he has taught since 2006. He earned a B.A...

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  433. Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    For fourteen years, America has been mired in war, war being waged by less than one percent of the population. The relatively small number of active m...

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  434. Walk in the Words Garden & Literature festival at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, September 17 & 18

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Wordplay and wit will sprout as guests enjoy nature-inspired activities when they take A Walk in the Words at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, supported by a g...

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  435. Which programs will be in our new Humanities to Go catalog?

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Join us for the Humanities to Go Catalog Launch Celebration!Wednesday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street,...

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  436. The Grapes of Wrath series continues with Franklin, film, and fiddlers

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath has stirred and inspired readers for 77 years. The centerpiece of a multi-town community read fun...

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  437. Pulitzer Prize-winning author joins long list of celebrated keynote speakers for New Hampshire Humanities Annual Dinner

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Celebrating the power of the humanities, New Hampshire Humanities will welcome renowned historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed to presen...

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  438. Annual dinner keynote speaker Annette Gordon-Reed (and her top five most influential books)

    Date: August 31st, 2016

    Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Charles Warren Professor of American Lega...

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  439. Dialogues on the Experience of War: Book Discussion Groups for veterans and service members to be launched in September 2016

    Date: August 15th, 2016

    Dialogues on the Experience of War is an intimate book discussion series that uses Homeric texts and contemporary readings to help veterans access, un...

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  440. New Hampshire Humanities gives grant to explore themes of addiction in literature

    Date: August 1st, 2016

    Through time, writers have grappled with addiction in their work and in their lives. As New Hampshire confronts an opioid addiction epidemic unbo...

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  441. Take a "Walk in the Words" at Bedrock Gardens

    Date: August 1st, 2016

    Words and wit will sprout as guests enjoy nature-inspired literary activities when they take “A Walk in the Words” at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, supp...

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  442. Celebrate Winchester's musical and technological heritage

    Date: August 1st, 2016

    Supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the Friends of Public Art will kick off the Winchester Musical Heritage Project with events e...

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  443. Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away

    Date: August 1st, 2016

    For fourteen years, America has been mired in war, war being waged by less than one percent of the population. The relatively small number of active m...

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  444. The Grapes of Wrath: More Relevant Today Than Ever

    Date: August 1st, 2016

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath has stirred and inspired readers for 77 years. The centerpiece of a multi-town community read fun...

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  445. A fascinating journey through history with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Annette Gordon-Reed, at our Annual Dinner

    Date: August 1st, 2016

     Journey through history with Pulitzer winner Annette Gordon-Reed at our 2016 Annual Dinner!New Hampshire Humanities will welcome renow...

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  446. Dialogues on the Experience of War: New Hampshire Humanities brings veterans together to examine shared experiences through the lens of literature

    Date: August 1st, 2016

    The power of storytelling and dialogue is becoming recognized as a way to help veterans address both the experience of war and the social and cultural...

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  447. New Hampshire Humanities mourns the loss of Van McLeod

    Date: July 19th, 2016

    The New Hampshire Humanities family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Van McLeod, Commissioner, State of New Hampshire Department of Cu...

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  448. New Hampshire Humanities welcomes new communications director

    Date: July 15th, 2016

    New Hampshire Humanities warmly welcomes Rebecca Kinhan as Communications Director. Kinhan has called New Hampshire home for thirty years, coming to t...

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  449. Discovering Dublin celebrates town's colorful past and present

    Date: July 1st, 2016

    The picturesque town of Dublin and the legacy of its famed art colony will be celebrated in August and September, supported by a grant from New H...

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  450. Small town, rich history: Discovering Dublin celebrates past & present

    Date: June 30th, 2016

    Portrait painter Abbott Handerson Thayer, familiar with the area from his boyhood in Keene, came to Dublin in 1888 and started the Dublin art colony. ...

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  451. 2016 Humanities High School Book Awards – Celebrating excellence in the humanities

    Date: June 30th, 2016

    New Hampshire Humanities is pleased to announed the 2016 recipients of our New Hampshire Humanities High School Book Awards, presented to high school ...

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  452. Strike up the band! Celebrating musical heritage and technological ingenuity in Winchester

    Date: June 30th, 2016

    Did you know that the bucolic town of Winchester, New Hampshire was the home of both the first pipe organ constructed in American as well as the natio...

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  453. Lessons from the Artist’s Life: Connections Conversations

    Date: June 30th, 2016

    At MindsEye Designs art studio in Dover a small group of student artists sat around a paint-splattered table, discussing the life and work of Georgia ...

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  454. Race and the Live Free or Die State - Documentary film premieres May 26

    Date: April 27th, 2016

    How does a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” confront its participation in slavery, segregation, and the neglect of its Black history? The U...

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  455. Making Connections: Book Discussions for Adult Learners

    Date: April 25th, 2016

    by Susan Bartlett, Connections Program CoordinatorWhat gives us hope? What experiences do we have in common: of growing up, of moving to a new country...

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  456. “Oui” Francos are still here: Franco American heritage center stage at Castle in the Clouds

    Date: April 25th, 2016

    The Castle Preservation Society,  non-profit operators of the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, has received a grant from New Hampshire Hum...

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  457. Teacher Workshop will explore the legacy of the Civil War in NH

    Date: March 30th, 2016

    Teachers are invited to expand their understanding of the effects of the Civil War in the Granite State at a three-day teacher workshop hosted by the ...

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  458. Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains

    Date: March 30th, 2016

    What roles have women played in the White Mountains? An exhibition at the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University will vividly depi...

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  459. Building Community Through Oral History in Kingston

    Date: March 30th, 2016

    Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times.  ...

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  460. Gandhi’s Big Idea

    Date: March 30th, 2016

    At a recent Connections session in Manchester, participants discussed the book Gandhi, a March to the Sea written by Alice McGinty with illustrations ...

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  461. Global Tipping Points: Insecure World lecture series examines areas of conflict

    Date: March 25th, 2016

    New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant to the World Affairs Council for the third and final event in a series conducted in partnership with the ...

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  462. First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare comes to the Currier

    Date: March 21st, 2016

           Show Shakespeare some love this month at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester when the book tha...

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  463. First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare

    Date: February 12th, 2016

    Imagine a world without the immortal phrases “To be, or not to be,” “Beware the Ides of March” and “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedf...

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  464. New Hampshire Humanities welcomes Jane Berlin Pauley

    Date: January 29th, 2016

    New Hampshire Humanities is thrilled to welcome Jane Berlin Pauley to our staff in the position of Director of Development.Jane brings a wealth of exp...

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  465. Ken Burns tapped for NEH's Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

    Date: January 19th, 2016

    New Hampshire's own Ken Burns has been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities...

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  466. "Can't Take a Joke?" will explore the incendiary power of the editorial cartoon

    Date: January 19th, 2016

    New Hampshire Humanities has received a $30,000 grant from the Pulitzer Foundation for a project that will explore the editorial cartoon with Pulitzer...

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  467. New Hampshire Humanities awarded $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

    Date: December 14th, 2015

    New Hampshire Humanities is the recipient of a $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant, which must be...

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  468. Development Director Jessica Eshleman moving on to new peaks to summit

    Date: November 30th, 2015

    Dear Fellow Lifelong Learner, Four and a half years with New Hampshire Humanities has called me to trek physically and metaphorically all ac...

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  469. Recreation and Reflection: Humanities in Action series takes to the woods

    Date: October 30th, 2015

    Forty adventurers and lovers of the humanities recently gathered at the Ravine Lodge at the base of Mount Moosilauke for a guided hike ...

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  470. The Hero Has a Thousand Faces – Courage and Connections

    Date: October 2nd, 2015

    Children’s literature is full of heroes. And for good reason: young children live in the imaginative world of who they will become, taking example f...

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  471. New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State

    Date: April 11th, 2022

    This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other publ...

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  472. Town by Town, Watershed by Watershed: Native Americans in NH

    Date: April 5th, 2022

    Every town and watershed in New Hampshire has ancient and continuing Native American history. From the recent, late 20th century explosion of local Na...

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  473. Imperial Russian Fabergé Eggs

    Date: April 5th, 2022

    This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes focuses on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé...

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  474. New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

    Date: March 12th, 2022

    Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture ...

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  475. Imperial Russian Fabergé Eggs

    Date: November 17th, 2021

    This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes focuses on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé...

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  476. Imperial Russian Fabergé Eggs

    Date: November 16th, 2021

    This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes focuses on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé...

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  477. Wit and Wisdom: Humor in 19th Century New England

    Date: November 10th, 2021

    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...

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  478. Tangled Lives: Native People and English Settlers in Colonial New England

    Date: November 9th, 2021

    The stories we hear from our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18...

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  479. Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale

    Date: November 8th, 2021

    Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport, NH native, tells the story of her 30 year effort to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. President Abraham Li...

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  480. The Middle East

    Date: October 21st, 2021

    The term "Middle East" is a changing geopolitical concept. Throughout recent history, this term referred to a political, a cultural, and a g...

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  481. New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones

    Date: October 20th, 2021

    Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten s...

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  482. Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

    Date: October 14th, 2021

    What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human inst...

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  483. Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale

    Date: October 13th, 2021

    Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport, NH native, tells the story of her 30 year effort to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. President Abraham Li...

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  484. Fierce Females: Women in Art

    Date: October 13th, 2021

    Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the cr...

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  485. The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

    Date: October 12th, 2021

    Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state an...

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  486. Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire

    Date: October 5th, 2021

    Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience,...

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  487. New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell

    Date: September 28th, 2021

    Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world...

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  488. `If I Am Not For Myself, Who Will Be for Me?` George Washington's Runaway Slave

    Date: September 23rd, 2021

    Oney Judge Staines, according to the Constitution, was only three-fifths of a person. To her masters, George and Martha Washington, she was merely &qu...

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  489. The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

    Date: September 22nd, 2021

    Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state an...

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  490. Rome and Pompeii: Discovering and Preserving the Past

    Date: September 15th, 2021

    Rome and Pompeii were part of the "Grand Tour" for upper-class elite from the 17th through the 19th centuries, and remain today the primary ...

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  491. 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State

    Date: September 15th, 2021

    The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement and forcing the abando...

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  492. New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality

    Date: September 9th, 2021

    Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of childre...

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  493. Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire

    Date: August 18th, 2021

    Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience,...

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  494. How Fresh Water Has Shaped New Hampshire

    Date: August 17th, 2021

    Granite Staters' impact on fresh water - and, conversely, inland waters' impact on Granite Staters - has evolved over time. Our pollution has ...

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  495. The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

    Date: August 9th, 2021

    Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state an...

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  496. New England's Colonial Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society

    Date: August 8th, 2021

    New England's colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as...

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  497. Archaeology at The Fells

    Date: August 4th, 2021

    Join Dr. Charles Spencer, curator and archaeologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and Dr. Robert Goodby, NH Humanities E...

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  498. The Connecticut: New England's Great River

    Date: July 29th, 2021

    The largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 fee...

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  499. Returning North with the Spring: Retracing the Journey of Naturalist Edwin Way Teale

    Date: July 28th, 2021

    In 1947, Edwin Way Teale, the most popular naturalist in the decade between Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, followed the progress of spring over four ...

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  500. Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

    Date: July 27th, 2021

    The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of th...

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  501. Ethical Aspects of Converging Technologies

    Date: July 23rd, 2021

    Information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are converging in ways that were not easily anticipated. We now have distinct new fields suc...

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  502. Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

    Date: July 22nd, 2021

    One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, American women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had ne...

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  503. New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell

    Date: July 21st, 2021

    Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world...

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  504. Beecology: A Community Scientist Helping Pollinators

    Date: July 20th, 2021

    Presented by Dr. Robert Gegear, UMASS Dartmouth and Founder of the Beecology Project Dr. Robert Gegear will update participants on the decline of wil...

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  505. New Hampshire Roads Taken Or Not

    Date: July 20th, 2021

    Following World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explos...

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  506. Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers

    Date: July 19th, 2021

    From its earliest settlements New Hampshire has struggled with issues surrounding the treatment of its poor. The early Northeastern colonies followed ...

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  507. Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook

    Date: July 13th, 2021

    This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his re...

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  508. Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook

    Date: July 13th, 2021

    This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his re...

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  509. Fierce Females: Women in Art

    Date: July 12th, 2021

    Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the cr...

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  510. How Fresh Water Has Shaped New Hampshire

    Date: June 29th, 2021

    Granite Staters' impact on fresh water - and, conversely, inland waters' impact on Granite Staters - has evolved over time. Our pollution has ...

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  511. Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook

    Date: June 29th, 2021

    This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his re...

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  512. A Visit With Queen Victoria

    Date: June 26th, 2021

    In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-wil...

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  513. Open Questions: Is Privacy Dead?

    Date: June 25th, 2021

    Open Questions is a pilot series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential qu...

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  514. Appreciating our Nocturnal Pollinators: Impacts of Land Use on Moth Species in the Northeastern U.S.

    Date: June 22nd, 2021

    Presented by Sarah Shearer, MS candidate in the Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New E...

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  515. The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

    Date: June 22nd, 2021

    Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state an...

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  516. Lafayette and Human Rights

    Date: June 22nd, 2021

    Lafayette's first foray into human rights work was during the American Revolution which he saw as a cause important to all people. He continued to...

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  517. New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

    Date: June 22nd, 2021

    Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture ...

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  518. Comics in World History and Cultures

    Date: June 17th, 2021

    Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind survey of comics from around the world and throughout history, with special attention to what these vibrant narrati...

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  519. Heroes and Homecomings: Norman Rockwell and World War II

    Date: June 17th, 2021

    America's most beloved illustrator created dozens of images related to the second World War. What happens when an artist known for his use of humo...

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  520. New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell

    Date: June 16th, 2021

    Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world...

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  521. Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

    Date: June 14th, 2021

    What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human inst...

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

    Date: June 10th, 2021

    While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. Many contemporary...

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  523. Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

    Date: June 8th, 2021

    Presented by Heather Holm, biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author. Native bees and predatory wasps share the same lineage an...

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  524. 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State

    Date: June 8th, 2021

    The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement and forcing the abando...

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  525. Wit and Wisdom: Humor in 19th Century New England

    Date: June 8th, 2021

    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...

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  526. Abolitionists of Noyes Academy

    Date: June 7th, 2021

    In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African-American students from as far a...

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  527. Songs of Old New Hampshire

    Date: June 2nd, 2021

    Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the song...

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  528. Native Bees of New England – Their Diversity and Natural History

    Date: June 1st, 2021

    Presented by Michael Veit, high school biology teacher and native bee enthusiast How many kinds of bees can you name: honey bees, bumble bees, sweat ...

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  529. Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

    Date: May 26th, 2021

    Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history and performing rousing anthems, heartfe...

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

    Date: May 26th, 2021

    While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. Many contemporary...

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  531. Pollinators 101

    Date: May 25th, 2021

    Presented by Vicki J. Brown, natural resource steward and founding organizer of Pollinator Pathways NH Who are "the pollinators"? Learn abo...

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  532. Top Chefs: Celebrity Cooks and Social Capital from the Italian Renaissance Court to Today

    Date: May 21st, 2021

    Today we take for granted that great chefs become famous, and that they can influence social consciousness and public policy, not through private weal...

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  533. Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

    Date: May 21st, 2021

    What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human inst...

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  534. Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to the Present

    Date: May 20th, 2021

    Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-...

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  535. Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire

    Date: May 20th, 2021

    Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience,...

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  536. Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

    Date: May 20th, 2021

    Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history and performing rousing anthems, heartfe...

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  537. Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire

    Date: May 20th, 2021

    Uprooted is a 30-minute documentary based on interviews collected during New Hampshire Humanities' Fences & Neighbors initiative on immigratio...

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  538. Wit and Wisdom: Humor in 19th Century New England

    Date: May 19th, 2021

    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...

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

    Date: May 19th, 2021

    While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. Many contemporary...

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  540. Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators and Wildlife

    Date: May 18th, 2021

    Presented by Emma Erler, field specialist and garden expert for UNH Cooperative Extension When gardeners think of designing a landscape for pollinato...

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  541. New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality

    Date: May 18th, 2021

    Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of childre...

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  542. The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?

    Date: May 18th, 2021

    In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a ...

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  543. New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

    Date: May 17th, 2021

    Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture ...

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  544. Comics in World History and Cultures

    Date: May 13th, 2021

    Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind survey of comics from around the world and throughout history, with special attention to what these vibrant narrati...

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  545. Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded the Weather in Almanacs

    Date: May 13th, 2021

    As we begin to consider climate change as an everyday problem, it's valuable to know how people did that in the past. With support from the Guggen...

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  546. Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

    Date: May 12th, 2021

    Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history and performing rousing anthems, heartfe...

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  547. New Hampshire's Long Love-Hate Relationship with its Agricultural Fairs

    Date: May 12th, 2021

    The first agricultural fair in North America was held in what is now Londonderry in 1722, and it would become a wildly popular event lasting for gener...

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  548. Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire

    Date: May 11th, 2021

    In the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale o...

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  549. Sustainability: An American Literary History

    Date: May 11th, 2021

    What is sustainability? And how has American literature shaped our understanding of this concept, in ways both surprising and disturbing? This interac...

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  550. A Visit with Abraham Lincoln

    Date: May 10th, 2021

    Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address.&qu...

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  551. New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State

    Date: May 10th, 2021

    This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other publ...

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  552. Jose Clemente Orozco and the Epic of “Greater America”

    Date: May 7th, 2021

    In this talk, Dr. Mary K. Coffey (Dartmouth) examines Mexican Muralist Jose Clemente Orozco’s contributions to formulations of the American epic...

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  553. The Middle East

    Date: May 6th, 2021

    The term "Middle East" is a changing geopolitical concept. Throughout recent history, this term referred to a political, a cultural, and a g...

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  554. Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

    Date: May 6th, 2021

    What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human inst...

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  555. John Winant: New Hampshire Man of The World

    Date: May 5th, 2021

    John G. Winant, three-time governor of New Hampshire went on to serve the nation in several capacities on the national and international scene. In the...

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  556. Granite State Gallery: New Hampshire Art and Artists through the Years

    Date: May 5th, 2021

    New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. What is distinctive about the art made here? This program will consider works...

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  557. Range the Wild Woods Over: Loggers' Songs and Stories

    Date: May 5th, 2021

    Loggers at the turn of the twentieth century cut the timber that built and warmed our houses and provided the ties for America's ever-expanding ra...

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  558. That Reminds Me of a Story

    Date: May 4th, 2021

    Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity. Rebecca Rule has made it her mission over the last 20 years to colle...

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  559. Open Questions: Is Privacy Dead?

    Date: May 4th, 2021

    Open Questions is a pilot series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential qu...

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  560. Heroes and Homecomings: Norman Rockwell and World War II

    Date: May 4th, 2021

    America's most beloved illustrator created dozens of images related to the second World War. What happens when an artist known for his use of humo...

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  561. Garden for Wildlife – Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

    Date: May 3rd, 2021

    Presented by David Mizejewski, naturalist and television host with National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski shares how to create a be...

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  562. An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

    Date: May 3rd, 2021

    Please join us on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm for an evening of poetry and discussion with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointe...

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  563. That the People May Live - The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota

    Date: May 2nd, 2021

    This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c.1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. I begin w...

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  564. Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

    Date: May 2nd, 2021

    The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of th...

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  565. 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State

    Date: April 30th, 2021

    The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement and forcing the abando...

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  566. Music in My Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music

    Date: April 29th, 2021

    Singing games, accessible "pocket instruments" like spoons and dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs and songs kids teach each...

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  567. Wit and Wisdom: Humor in 19th Century New England

    Date: April 28th, 2021

    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...

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  568. A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes

    Date: April 28th, 2021

    Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaim...

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  569. New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

    Date: April 27th, 2021

    Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture ...

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  570. Strange Terrain: How Not To Get Poetry and Let It Get You Instead

    Date: April 23rd, 2021

    Alice Fogel takes you through seven simple steps, and one hard one, toward understanding and appreciating more elements of poetry than you ever though...

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  571. Digital Resources

  572. 2020 Connections Teacher Evaluation Form

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  574. A River Ran Wild

    TEACHING RESOURCES: A River Ran Wild By Lynne Cherry Almost six centuries ago, by the banks of a clear, clean, sparkling river they named Nash-a-wa...

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  575. About

    Our Mission & Impact Our Vision & Mission: We strive to connect all people in New Hampshire with inspiring and challenging ideas of the hu...

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  577. Administer a Grant

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  578. All Different Now: Juneteenth, The First Day of Freedom

    TEACHING RESOURCES: All Different Now: Juneteenth, The First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis Through the eyes of one little girl,...

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  579. Annual Celebration 2021

    Join us for the 2021 Annual Celebration! Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5 pm The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College Attend live or virtually! ...

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  580. Annual Celebration!

    A Virtual Celebration of Hope & Resilience THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6 pm, from The Rex Theatre in Manchester! In lieu of our well-known Annu...

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  581. Annual Fund

    Annual Fund Your tax-deductible donation to New Hampshire Humanities ensures that curious minds throughout New Hampshire have access to programs tha...

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  582. Annual Report

    Annual Report To view or print the New Hampshire Humanities 2017 Annual Report, click HERE....

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    Apply for a Grant Community Project Grant Application Materials* Download All Application Materials  Application Instructions  Appli...

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  585. Artificial Intelligence: Is There a Ghost in the Machine?

    Artificial Intelligence: Is There a Ghost in the Machine? Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewing Co., Nashua In ...

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  586. Artificial Intelligence: Is There a Ghost in the Machine?

    Artificial Intelligence: Is There a Ghost in the Machine? Ideas on Tap: Artific...

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  587. Become a HTG Presenter

    Become a Humanities to Go Presenter Call for Online Presenters & Facilitators New Hampshire Humanities is seeking online presenters and facilita...

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  588. Before You Apply

    Before You Apply Read this important information before applying for a grant. Feel free to call Agnes Burt at 603-224-4071, ext. 114 or email aburt@n...

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    Board and Staff Board of Directors Bios and Photos Wilbur A. Glahn, III, Chair McLane Middleton Marcia J. Kelly, Vice Chair Hanover ...

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  590. Board Documents

    Welcome, New Hampshire Humanities Board of Directors! We've created this page for you to access documents, fact sheets, and links for reference....

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  591. CARES Act

    CARES Act Awards in New Hampshire In April 2020 Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), providing $75 m...

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    Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Funding Recently, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Sec...

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  593. Connections Class List Form

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  594. Contact

    Contact Us The New Hampshire Humanities office is located a short walk from downtown Concord in a historic building on the State Office Park grounds ...

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    Donor Resources Earning your confidence as a donor is our priority at New Hampshire Humanities.  Donor Privacy Policy  Our 990 &nbs...

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  598. Employment

    Employment Opportunities Executive Director New Hampshire Humanities is currently seeking an experienced executive – a collaborative and cre...

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  599. Endowment/Planned Giving

    Endowment Endowment funds help ensure the future of our work. The New Hampshire Humanities' Board of Directors oversees all investment activities...

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  600. Engage!

    Engage! Click on the image below for a PDF of our Spring 2020 Engage! For previous editions of our newsletter, click here. ...

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    New Hampshire Humanities Focus Grants provide grant funds to support public humanities programs on a selected theme or area of focus. Focus Grant 202...

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  603. For A Girl Becoming

    TEACHING RESOURCES: For a Girl Becoming By Joy Harjo Transformative moments in the cycle of life are a time for acknowledgment, a chance to guide a...

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  604. For Facilitators

    Our Discussion Facilitators What facilitators do Connections book discussion facilitators are writers, professors, artists, teachers, libra...

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  605. For Students

    For Students Welcome to Connections! If you liked what you read in class, you can find more here. Please check out our Connections ...

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  606. For Teachers and Program Coordinators

    For Teachers and Program Coordinators Here are some valuable resources to plan and conduct your Connections series. Applying for a book di...

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  607. Former Board Members

    Former Board Members New Hampshire Humanities is grateful for the dedicated service of the following individuals who have served on our B...

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    New Hampshire Humanities is grateful for the dedicated service of the following individuals who have served on our Board of Direct...

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  609. Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass

    TEACHING RESOURCES Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass By Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by London Ladd Frederick Douglass ...

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  611. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

    TEACHING RESOURCES Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story By Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal Told in lively and po...

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  612. Give

    Your gift brings the humanities to life throughout New Hampshire Support projects that explore what it means to be a Granite Stater, an American,...

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  613. Grandfather's Journey

    TEACHING RESOURCES: Grandfather's Journey By Allen Say Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfath...

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    It's Your Turn: Community Project Grants New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grants provide grant funds to support public humanities progr...

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  617. Heart on Fire

    TEACHING RESOURCES FOR: Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President By Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Steve James On November 5, 1872, Sus...

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    We work in all corners of our state to provide wide-ranging, thought-provoking programs that connect people to culture, history, places, ideas and one...

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    Thank you for your interest in hosting a Humanities to Go program.* See below for the application, as well as a program host checklist for reference. ...

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Humanities to Go Can anyone book a Humanities to Go program? Funding from New Hampshire Humanities for Humanities t...

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  625. Ideas on Tap - Artificial Intelligence

    Ideas on Tap - Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence: Is There a Ghost in the Machine? Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Martha's Exchange R...

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  626. Ideas on Tap - Fake News

    Ideas on Tap - Fake News Real or Fake? Making Our Way in Post Fact America Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6 pm via ZoomMisinformation, disinformation, an...

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  627. Ideas on Tap - Higher Education: The Great Equalizer

    Higher Education: The Great Equalizer? Monday, January 13, 2020 5:30-7:30 pmArea 23, 254 North State Street, Concord On Monday, January 13, we began...

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  628. Ideas on Tap: Mind the Gap: The Impact of Income Inequality on Democracy

    Ideas on Tap: Mind the Gap: The Impact of Income Inequality on Democracy Mind the...

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  629. Ideas on Tap: The Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record

    Ideas on Tap: The Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record The Collateral Con...

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  631. Marketing Analytics Spring 2021

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  632. Martin's Big Words

    TEACHING RESOURCES Martin's Big Words By Dorreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influenti...

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    Media Contact Working on a story and need information, or would like to arrange an interview?We are happy to coordinate interviews with leadership, s...

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  634. Meet our facilitators

    Meet our Connections facilitators...   Emily Archer, writer and facilitator, is grateful for a long-time relationship with New Hampshire Huma...

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  635. Miss Rumphius

    TEACHING RESOURCES: Miss Rumphius Written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a s...

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  636. Newsletter Archives

    Newsletter Archives New Hampshire Humanities' quarterly publication, Engage! is filled with stories about the work that we and our partners ...

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  637. NH Humanities Map

    NH Humanities Map Our Storied Past, Our Unfolding Future: New Hampshire Humanities Map Please click on the map image to the left for our interactive...

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    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will receive $135 million in supplemental funding to assist humanities organizations and other cultura...

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  640. One Plastic Bag

    TEACHER RESOURCES: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia By Miranda Paul, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon The inspiring t...

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  641. Perspectives Book Groups

    Perspectives Book Groups Welcome to New Hampshire Humanities' new book groups initiative, Perspectives! This program will offer facilitate...

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  643. Project Grants

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