New Hampshire Humanities Council
Connecting People with Ideas



We're proud to announce our 40 Over 40 honorees
Join us on June 16 for a gala celebration at the Grappone Center in Concord

On the occasion of our 40th anniversary, the New Hampshire Humanities Council is celebrating 40 New Hampshire-based people who, over the past 40 years, have demonstrated what it means to create, teach, lead, assist, and encourage human understanding.


After a comprehensive nomination and selection process, we are proud to announce our 40 Over 40 honorees.
See the full list here.

These champions are teachers, journalists, philanthropists, authors, filmmakers, local program organizers, and literacy volunteers nominated by the public and selected by a distinguished panel of state leaders. Please join us in honoring their ideas and their work at a gala event on Tuesday, June 16 at 5:30 the Grappone Center in Concord along with our partners, the Union Leader and the NH Business and Industry Association.


Tickets are $75 per person and support our work of connecting people with ideas.

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For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Eshleman at
603-224-4071 or by e-mail.





Thank you to all who joined us for our celebration of
family literacy with Tomie dePaola!

We hosted beloved children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola on Saturday, April 18 at the Concord City Auditorium
at a Connections-sponsored public event.
At this celebration of family literacy, DePaola spoke with Rebecca Rule
about his 50-year career as an author and illustrator.
Special thanks to WMUR's Sean McDonald who joined us to introduce Tomie.

See photos from this event on our Facebook page.


This event was generously underwritten by:





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Country Dance Party

Join us on Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 at the Newport Opera House for a night of music, dancing, stories, prizes and more with legendary fiddler Dudley Laufman and other celebrated musicians.

Learn more and get your tickets here.



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Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the McIninch Foundation, your gift to the NH Humanities Council will
go twice as far if you make a first-time online gift.

The McIninch Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant
to the Humanities Council to support the Council's resource development work. Through this grant, the McIninch Foundation will match new on-line gifts up to a total of $10,000. Please help us make the most of this unique opportunity and make a secure on-line gift today!

We are thrilled to be named the Editor's Pick for Best Cultural Catalyst in NH Magazine's Best of NH 2014! 

Our thanks to the many individuals, cultural and community organizations, foundations, and businesses that helped us reach tens of thousands of Granite Staters with free programs in the last year!

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