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Organization name: new hampshire historical society

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CH-50122-05Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyEducation Center and Endowment for the Benefit of School Groups and Families6/1/2003 - 7/31/2009$300,000.00JoanE.Desmarais   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA2004U.S. HistoryChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs03000000264169.61

Creation of an education center and endowment for related humanities programming.

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks the assistance of a Challenge Grant (its second) from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will enable the Society to offer programs to school groups and families that are both strong in humanities content and effective pedagogically, and also help build endowment for the long-term support of education programs and services. The Education Center and endowment will significantly increase the Society's capacity to meet the learning needs of the state's young people in a manner in which students learn most effectively. The establishment of an Education Center is part of the Society's larger initiative to strengthen and expand humanities programming for audiences of all ages.

CP-30205-95Challenge Programs: Public Challenge GrantsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyLibrary Facility Renovation to Preserve Collections and Support Humanities Programming12/1/1994 - 7/31/1998$250,000.00JohnL.Frisbee   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA1995Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralPublic Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs02500000250000

To renovate and equip the society's library for expanded public service and improved climate control.

GM-21540-83Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyNew Hampshire Tools and Toolmakers: A Catalogue (Implementation)7/1/1983 - 9/30/1985$22,904.00JamesL.Garvin   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA1983American StudiesHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs229040229040

To support the implementation of programming and the publication of printed materials, including an annotated catalogue, a gallery guide, craft demonstrations, and gallery tours, for an exhibition on tools and toolmaking in New Hampshire.

GM-22581-85Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyOn the Road North of Boston: Planning for an Exhibition on New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes, 1700-19001/1/1985 - 9/30/1985$18,852.00JamesL.Garvin   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA1984U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs188520188520

To support planning for an exhibition and catalogue exploring interactions between rural New Englanders and the rest of the world over a period of 200 years.

GM-23276-87Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyOn the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes, 1700-19001/1/1987 - 7/31/1989$34,800.00JamesL.Garvin   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA1986American StudiesHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs348000348000

To support an exhibition and a catalogue tracing the effect of travel on American society between 1700 and 1900 by focusing on the role of the New Hampshireinn and turnpike in political and cultural activities.

GM-25154-94Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyThrough Many Eyes: Making History in New Hampshire1/1/1994 - 6/30/1995$50,364.00Catherine Zusy   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA1993American StudiesHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs30364200003036420000

To support planning for a long-term exhibition and programs on the history of New Hampshire.

PA-51840-06Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyConservation Assessment of Broadside Collection1/1/2006 - 6/30/2007$4,891.00DavidMatthewSmolen   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA2005Archival Management and ConservationPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access4891048910

A conservation assessment of 2,500 19th-century broadsides in preparation for an exhibition.

PF-50434-14Preservation and Access: Sustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsNew Hampshire Historical SocietyImproving Environmental Conditions to Preserve New Hampshire Collections10/1/2014 - 9/30/2016$350,000.00WilliamH.Dunlap   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA2014U.S. HistorySustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsPreservation and Access35000003500000

Improvements to the headquarters of the New Hampshire Historical Society to protect a significant collection documenting New Hampshire history from damaging environmental conditions, while reducing heat loss and energy consumption. Upgrades would include insulating the roof and skylights, protecting the collections from ultraviolet light, and replacing heating and mechanical systems.

The New Hampshire Historical Society proposes a rehabilitation of its National Registered-listed headquarters in Concord, the state capital. The Society's headquarters houses the single most comprehensive collection of the materials of New Hampshire history. Guided by the Secretary of the Interior's standards for Rehabilitation, the project will protect these nationally significant holdings against damaging internal environmental conditions and hazards; reduce heat loss, energy consumption, and the Society's carbon "footprint;" and protect the architectural character of the 1911 building. To accomplish these goals, the project will address current heat loss and gain through the building's roof and skylights, eliminate damaging ultraviolet radiation from natural light, and replace century-old heating and mechanical systems in order to safeguard collections, conserve energy, and maintain levels of temperature and relative humidity appropriate to an archive and museum.

ZDH-283223-22Agency-wide Projects: ARP-Organizations (Digital humanities-related)New Hampshire Historical SocietyThe Democracy Project: Completing an Education and Collections Initiative10/1/2021 - 1/31/2023$182,396.00Elizabeth Dubrulle   New Hampshire Historical SocietyConcordNH03301-6316USA2021U.S. HistoryARP-Organizations (Digital humanities-related)Agency-wide Projects18239601823960

Restoring a full-time staff position for the completion of the social studies project “Moose on the Loose,” an open-access website aimed at teaching American history and modern-day civics and government. 

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks funds to complete the final phase of a social studies project that has been delayed by the pandemic and restore a lost staff position. “Moose on the Loose” is an online resource designed for upper elementary students to instruct them in history, civics, geography, and economics. The project aligns closely with the NEH’s “A More Perfect Union” initiative, introducing kids to foundational ideas of American democracy and the unifying concepts that shape the American character, while celebrating the differences that weave throughout our complex society.