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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.

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.

During the next year and a half, New Hampshire Humanities will offer a new series of programming that explores the relationship between democracy and journalism.

Dr. Baumgartner is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She joined our Humanities to Go program last fall to offer a fascinating new presentation, “A Practical Experiment”: School Desegregation on Trial in Antebellum Boston, based on her recent book. We asked Dr. Baumgartner to tell us more about her program and her research.

Remembering, reading, careful listening, close looking, and individual expression are at the heart of several projects funded by New Hampshire Humanities for events this spring and summer. In Dublin, the historical society will hold a potluck and local story collection event to prepare for the town’s centennial.

Each year the Board of Directors and staff of New Hampshire Humanities have a special tradition of telling us about a book they’ve read recently and would recommend. We’re sharing this with our readers in time for holiday gift giving and/or for your 2020 reading list.

Several years ago, our former Board member, capital campaign committee member, and long-time supporter, Kate Hanna, shared her “humanities story” with the Board. We came across the article recently and asked her permission to share it publicly. Perhaps her story will inspire you to share your humanities story with us!

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