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Our new podcast is now available!

The Real Witches of New Hampshire is a three-part series produced in collaboration with New Hampshire Public Radio. Click the graphic above to listen to all three episodes and let us know what you think.


ANNUAL DINNER VIDEO: If you weren't able to attend this year's humanities celebration, we invite you to watch the video HERE.

Click here to read more about our Humanities@Work program in NH Business Review.

THIS is New Hampshire Humanities!

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 another. Click on the graphic to watch our recent short video-- and join us!

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Let your legacy connect people with ideas...

Consider leaving a legacy that helps ensure your values live on for future generations. By naming New Hampshire Humanities a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or required minimum distribution from your IRA, through a gift of real estate, or by including us in your will and estate plans-you will ensure the humanities continue to have a place in our communities. 

We are happy to announce that Rebecca Boisvert has joined New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) team as Development Director. Rebecca has a combined ten years of broad experience working in development, with a strong background in grant writing and planned giving. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration from the University of New Hampshire, where she also minored in French. Previously, Rebecca worked at New Hampshire Humanities as a temporary part-time grant writer and was instrumental in acquiring funding for multiple new initiatives.

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 President as part of their ongoing Connections series. They used this book to prepare for their High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) exam. Students preparing for the HiSET are required to take subject area tests in social studies, English, mathematics, science, and writing.

Remembering, reading, listening, and looking are at the heart of several projects supported by New Hampshire Humanities with events this spring. In Dublin, the historical society will hold a facilitated local story collection event to prepare for the town’s centennial. In Rindge, the Cathedral of the Pines has teamed up with Ingalls Memorial Library for a two-part series based on the words and practices of beloved American poet Mary Oliver.

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Humanities to Go

Our Humanities to Go catalog features over 100 programs available to groups throughout New Hampshire.


Our book discussion program for adult new readers opens doors into the world of books and ideas.

Community Grants

We support local cultural and educational institutions by awarding grants for innovative programs.

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Your gift will help bring people together for face-to-face conversations to examine the complex questions of our day.

New Hampshire Humanities is an independent nonprofit which depends on contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic organizations in order to offer free public programming that fosters lifelong learning, reflection, and respectful conversation.