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Who is your Humanities Hero? Submit your nomination for our 40 Over 40 Award

While fashionable awards ceremonies recognize celebrities, how often do we honor "our own" - those close to home who have changed us by making local history, telling a new story, or by shining a light on our shared human culture?  

On the occasion of our 40th anniversary, the NH Humanities Council wants to celebrate 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.   They could be teachers, journalists, philanthropists, authors, filmmakers, library program organizers, literacy volunteers, and more.  Who are your humanities heroes? Submit your nomination by January 31  as we prepare to recognize and honor the best of our own at a gala Forty Over 40 celebration at the Grappone Center next year.

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Which figure from NH History are you?

As Shakespeare opined, "The past is prologue." If you could step into a time machine, which trailblazing figure from New Hampshire history would you emerge as?

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