Twenty-four years at New Hampshire Humanities – so many wonderful memories! I’d like to offer a few of them on the eve of my departure, but in shorthand because each memory is a story that’s too long to fit here.
More than 70 years after World War II ended, stories from the frontlines and the home front of the most devastating world conflict of all time continue to be told through books, film, and oral histories.
What are reasonable limits on free speech, and what happens when free speech is stifled? How is free speech different in schools from in the public square, and how should schools deal with the complexities of speech and expression?
New Hampshire Humanities extends its deep gratitude to the following board members who finished their terms on our Board of Directors last month: Bob Odell, J. Burton Kirkwood, James E. Morris, Sen. David Watters, and Susan DeBevoise Wright. We are pleased welcome three new board members we hope you’ll meet in the coming year:
Over There, Over Here: WWI and Life in New Hampshire Communities commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. A collaboration between thirteen historical societies, museums, and libraries is underway with events scheduled through November. This month’s events include:
The dramatic work of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is brought to life by three actors in a new play that takes the themes of this nearly 200-year old classic and proves how terrifyingly relevant it remains today.
The week before millions of viewers watch the premiere of Ken Burns’ new landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, New Hampshire Humanities will partner with NH PBS to host a series of preview film screenings and facilitated discussions in five communities around the state during the week of September 10.