New Hampshire Humanities offers the only grants program in our state dedicated to making the humanities accessible to all. The humanities are the ideas and knowledge about human history and culture that help people understand life today. Nonprofit applicants work with a trained expert to plan all kinds of programs, from lectures to book or film discussions to walking tours to community conversations.

Did you know that skills learned through the humanities are the same qualities that make top-notch employees—the ability to think critically and creatively, innovate, analyze data, solve complex problems, write well, and communicate effectively?

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The 14th annual One Book One Valley, a community read program for the Mount Washington Valley and surrounding towns, will be held in 2019, and will once again be supported by a Community Project grant from New Hampshire Humanities. This year's book is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt. Nutt is the Health, Science & Environment reporter for The Washington Post.

Six nonprofit organizations were recently awarded Community Project Grants for fall and winter events in locations around the state. Information about these events will be publicized in our monthly e-news and online event calendar as details become available. Our grants are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“Sometimes ‘tell me more’ are the most generous words you can tell somebody.” 
- Terry Farish

 

You could say Terry Farish is a story whisperer.

For Farish, a writer, poet, and author, life is about words and storytelling.  But perhaps one of her greatest gifts is the ability to gently coax and nurture words and images from those who don’t know how to tell their story– or believe that their story even matters.

We’re excited to announce these brand new programs in our Humanities to Go speakers bureau! The programs discuss important themes in the history of New Hampshire and the United States: race, immigration, voting rights, and religious pluralism. Hear the stories of the New Hampshire primary, Mary Baker Eddy, the Irish diaspora, and school desegregation.

 Ideas on Tap, our series of pint-sized conversations about big ideas, is back for a second season! Join us for drinks, appetizers, and a lively community conversation in a casual pub setting. All events will be held 5:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $15 per person and include appetizers and one beverage (beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage). 

Writing united us. But could we actually pull off a reading? Yes, with help from some poets before us. 

Back row: Tami Truax, Portsmouth Poet Laureate; Pedro, Leidiane Gabi, Sarah Cristina Clemar, Pilar Nadeau, Terry Farish. Front row: Cynthia Chatis, Carolyn Hutton

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