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Don't miss our next Ideas on Tap of 2020!
The Heat Is On: New Hampshire & Climate Change
Monday, March 16, 5:30-7:30 pm  INFO

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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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. (We also encourage you to support your local independent bookstore when purchasing!)

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!

At this year’s Annual Dinner, New Hampshire Humanities presented the Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award to Steve Taylor and the Creative Achievement in the Humanities Award to Terry Farish.

Explore Our Work

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.

Make a gift that connects Granite Staters with ideas

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.