Did you attend one of last year's 446 Humanities to Go talks, 10 Dreaming Again performances, our Folktale Festival, or the Constitutionally Speaking event with Justice Souter? Then you know that keeping inspiring, relevant and free programming open to all is what drives the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
You may have read about these events in our monthly print Calendar. Many of you tell us you keep your Calendar as a reference, a handy guide to our hundreds of free programs that you can peruse at your leisure. Until now, the print Calendar has been available to anyone who asks, free of charge, and we are proud to have a mailing list of more than 13,000 individuals and organizations that now receive the Calendar monthly.
We are committed to keeping our programs free of charge and available to all, but we are challenged to do so while producing and mailing 13,000-plus Calendars every month. Costs are up. Printing, postage, paper. With cuts to our funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, increased demand for our programs, and audience expansion anticipated, we are no longer able to provide our print Calendar free of charge.
Beginning in April, the print Calendar will be available as our thanks to you for making a tax-deductible contribution of $25 or more. Donate by March 15, 2013 securely on-line through our partnership with Network for Good and you'll continue to receive the print Calendar.
The monthly Calendar also will continue to be available free to all through these avenues:
1. Electronically via email and on our website.
2. Libraries, historical societies, and other institutional partners will continue to receive the print Calendar.
Whether or not you choose to receive the print Calendar, I hope that you will consider making a financial investment in the New Hampshire Humanities Council today. Your contribution is vital to our mission to provide unique opportunities for lifelong learning and thoughtful conversation, to connect you with ideas, our partners throughout the state, and with one another.
Due to technical problems
beyond our control, the March
edition of our print Calendar
arrived late in some
We strive to
make this publication both
timely in terms of giving you
the most up-to-date information
on our programs, and on time
so you can take advantage of
the opportunity to attend free
programs across the state.
Since we have no control over
technical or delivery issues that
result in some communities
receiving the Calendar up to a
week later than others,
we are adjusting our deadlines
to assure on-time delivery statewide.
We thank you for your
patience and understanding!
Constitutionally Speaking presents an evening with renowned litigators Ted Olson and David Boies
The concluding public event of our pilot year, a conversation with renowned constitutional litigators Ted Olson and David Boies moderated by NHPR's Laura Knoy, will be held at the Capitol Center for the Arts on May 17th at 6 p.m. The event is free but tickets are required. Reserve yours today on the Capitol Center for the Arts website or call 225-1111.
Civic Literacy in Our Classrooms: Constitutionally Speaking Teacher Symposium
Constitutionally Speaking will present a day-long symposium for K-12 teachers on Saturday, May 4. This free symposium will bring together educators, law professors, and attorneys to explore the contours of our Constitution and discuss ways in which it can be brought into our classrooms in meaningful and engaged ways.
Visit the Resources for Teachers page of the Constitutionally Speaking page to learn more and register.
Visit the new Constitutionally Speaking page on the
Live Free or Die Alliance website.
Visit our In the Media page where you'll find op-eds by constitutional experts, student essays, videos, articles, book lists, and more resources on the Constitution.
Constitutionally Speaking is a collaboration of the NH Supreme Court Society, the UNH School of Law,
the NH Humanities Council, and the newly established NH Institute for Civic Education. Justice Souter has been instrumental
in the creation of the Institute, which will provide professional development opportunities to New Hampshire teachers
civics education becomes a reality for all public school students beginning in Kindergarten and continuing
through graduation from
The aim of Constitutionally Speaking is two-fold: to engage NH citizens of all ages in civil yet spirited dialogue about important constitutional issues of our time; and to galvanize support for the reintroduction of meaningful civics education in our schools.
It is made possible in part by generous support from the Badger Fund, Paul and Sandra Montrone, the Hoffman Family Foundation, the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the Treat Foundation.