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Join us for these upcoming events!
This week we're promoting the work of our partners at the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. Check the Black Heritage Trail website for information about their Juneteenth programming, online next Thursday, June 17 through Saturday, June 19. This year’s theme is Found Lineage: Celebrating African American Roots and Branches. Two free programs will take place on Saturday—a panel discussion on DNA and a live drumming and dance performance by the Akwaaba Ensemble. 
On June 24 at 7:00 pm, join the Museum of the White Mountains for a lecture on the Emerging LiDAR Landscape, the first lecture in their Summer Speaker Series, Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. Rick Chormann, State Geologist and Director of the NH Geological Survey, will introduce participants to LiDAR technology and its potential to revolutionize geologic mapping and digital terrain analysis; discuss the history of behind NH’s many stone walls; and introduce the NH Stone Wall Mapping project. Register here
Join the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education on June 23 at 4:00 pm for the first lecture in their 2021 Treat Lecture Series, “Civic Health - Renewing Trust Among Neighbors.” This virtual conversation, with EveryDay Democracy’s Martha McCoy and NH Civic Health authors Bruce Mallory and Quixada Moore-Vissing will explore questions about our civic heath from a state and national perspective, within the context of the recently published NH Civic Health Index. Register here
New Facilitator Spotlight:

New Hampshire Humanities is delighted to welcome a new facilitator to our Connections program! Melissa Geisler Trafton, an art historian, has worked in museums and as a college instructor, including in her current position as a visiting professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. She has always loved to read, and to see the connections between history and literature, and the visual arts. She is from California, but loves living with her husband and three children in beautiful New Hampshire. Welcome, Melissa!
Grant Deadline Reminders
Focus Grant applications are due by 11:59 pm tonight, June 10! NHH welcomes applications from nonprofits or individuals who propose a public humanities program focused on indigenous studies, poetry, or literature. View the call for proposals HERE.

Major Grant draft proposals are due June 15! Major Grants provide up to $10,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to support public humanities programs. Final proposals are due July 15. View the application and Community Project Grant guidelines HERE.

Mini Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Mini grants provide up to $2,000 to support public humanities programs. Applications should be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed program begins. View the application and Community Project Grant guidelines HERE.
Congratulations to the following organizations and individuals on their recent Community Project Grant awards!
Co-creating a WWI Yankee Division Virtual Pilgrimage
Dr. Warfield and her team will build a digital archive that allows New Hampshire residents to virtually visit sites in Belleau, France, where New England soldiers fought, took shelter, and were buried during the First World War.
Our Shared Humanity
This program features a lecture series, a book-discussion group, exhibition videos, and a self-guided walking tour featuring photos from the 200 Women exhibition to ask: What is our shared humanity?
Who’s in the Boat?
This six-part lecture series will feature women and athletes of color who overcame barriers to succeed in the sport of crew racing, a traditionally white-male dominated sport.
Industrial Heritage Project
The Mill will develop a virtual version of their field trip, “A Day in the Life of an Industrial Mill Worker,” that highlights the Mill’s significance as a major hosiery producer and introduces students to mill life in the industrial age.
An Introduction to the
Canterbury Shakers
The Museum will create a short video that introduces viewers to the Canterbury Shakers’ history, religious thought, and culture, drawing attention to one of the most important religious experiments in American history.
NH Social Studies Teacher Workshops, 2021
This August, NHHS will host their annual teacher trainings, which combine an introduction to state history, civics, economics, and geography with hands-on activities designed to help teachers learn historical thinking skills. 
2021 Treat Lecture Series: Our Civic Life:
Renewing Trust in Democracy & Each Other
This lecture series will invite conversation about the social relationships and institutions that our crucial to our constitutional democracy and way of life.
With your gift during NH Gives, you showed your love and appreciation for the many ways the humanities add value to our lives—even through Zoom! One of the greatest benefits of the humanities, especially now, is the power to bring people together to help us better understand each other.
Thank you for supporting not only the work of New Hampshire Humanities, but our entire nonprofit community and how important they are to the quality of life in our great state. We are better together! Please click here to witness a celebration of the diversity and heart of some the organizations that make the Granite State such an extraordinary place to live!
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