Jo Radner

Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times.  Collecting community stories helps create connections, preserve history, and foster a deeper understanding of the town or city’s collective roots, current challenges, and hopes for the future.

What roles have women played in the White Mountains?

At a recent Connections session in Manchester, participants discussed the book Gandhi, a March to the Sea written by Alice McGinty with illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez. New to our book list and an instant hit, this luminous picture book tells the story of Gandhi’s 1930 march to the Arabian Sea to protest the British-imposed salt tax.

New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant to the World Affairs Council for the third and final event in a series conducted in partnership with the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

The series concludes on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. when Geneive Abdo will present A House Divided: Islam in Today’s Middle East. She will explore how an ancient religious schism is fueling modern conflict between Sunni and Shia powers, fracturing the region.








Show Shakespeare some love this month at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester when the book that saved many of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays from being forever lost will be on view from April 9 to May 1. 

Rachael Longo and Carey Cahoon in a theatre KAPOW production.  theatre KAPOW will perform at First Folio Late Night on April 21.  Photo by Matthew Lomanno.

Imagine a world without the immortal phrases “To be, or not to be,” “Beware the Ides of March” and “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”  

New Hampshire Humanities is thrilled to welcome Jane Berlin Pauley to our staff in the position of Director of Development.

Jane brings a wealth of experience to her new post. She previously served as the Holderness Fund Manager at Holderness School. Prior to that she was Annual Fund Manager at Concord Hospital Trust, and served as District Director for US Representative Paul Hodes during his two terms in Congress.

New Hampshire Humanities has received a $30,000 grant from the Pulitzer Foundation for a project that will explore the editorial cartoon with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Joel Pett, and humanities scholars Jytte Klausen and Victor Navasky. Both have written extensively on the subject of artistic freedom, First Amendment rights, and censorship.

New Hampshire's own Ken Burns has been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.

New Hampshire Humanities is the recipient of a $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant, which must be matched by $1,050,000 in non-federal contributions, will support the long-range development of New Hampshire Humanities’ popular speakers bureau, Humanities to Go.