Read the Spring 2017 edition of HUMANITIES, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ magazine, for an interview with our executive director, Debbie Watrous. Read the full article HERE.

Photo by John Benford Photography





Supported by a New Hampshire Humanities grant, a collaboration between 13 historical societies, museums, and libraries will present "Over There, Over Here: WWI and Life in New Hampshire Communities," which includes more than 25 events taking place between May and November 2017.

Two-day teacher workshop:
June 29-30, 9am-3:30 pm daily, Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene

Many of the projects you read about in our monthly Calendar are projects funded through the New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grants program, which support your efforts to share knowledge and spark conversations about topics that interest your community.

HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts), a student-led philosophical initiative founded by students at Souhegan High School and guided by Chris Brooks, director of the Ethics Forum there, hosted its 8th student conference on March 16 at the University of New Hampshire for a day of challenging Socratic discussions led by their peers.

With support from a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, The Fells Estate & Historic Gardens in Newbury presents Abraham Lincoln: Behind White House Doors, a series about one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history.

Dear friends,

Recent news about the possible elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities has—on a positive note—reignited a national conversation about how a strong, vibrant democracy requires informed, engaged citizens. 

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 the most steadfast supporters of New Hampshire Humanities.

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 Best Picture for its dramatic rendering of the American soldiers’ experience in what was then called “The Great War” (as nobody expected another).

Portsmouth, Milford, Canaan, and many other NH towns have been home to natives of Africa and African Americans for centuries, but their stories have often been left out of official histories.