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Learning Activities

The Learning Center is a collection of educational resources for exploring the folklife and traditions of New Hampshire.

dog sled making

Dog sled making is one of the
activities you can do!

Heritage Arts Build-A-Picture


A fun way to learn about the heritage and traditions of New Hampshire. For youth grades 3 & up.

Teacher and Parents

These activities provide resources for units on New Hampshire history. There is a special portal with information that can help you use and expand upon these activities.

New Hampshire Firsts and Bests

Find out interesting facts about things done first & best right here in New Hampshire! Great for people of all ages!

Why is it important to learn about folklife and traditional arts?

Folklife and traditional arts are passed down from generation to generation because they continue to have meaning and value. What isn't important slowly fades away and what is most meaningful and beautiful is preserved. Traditional arts are like the foundation stones of a house. They hold us up, keep us secure, and give us the strength to move forward.

fly tying

Ellis Hatch tying a fishing fly.


Tatting lace takes patience and a
delicate touch.

Photo credit: Lynn Martin Graton

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street - 1st Floor, Concord, NH 03301