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Department of Cultural Resources

New Hampshire’s Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Council on the Arts, the Film and Television Office, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the Commission on Native American Affairs.

The Department strives to nurture the cultural well-being of our state. From the covered bridges and traditional music of our past to the avant garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow, New Hampshire’s culture is as varied as its geography and its people. This strong cultural base—which truly has something for everyone—attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, provides outstanding educational opportunities and creates communities worth living in.

::N.H. Department of Cultural Resources' Latest News::

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We regret to announce the death of our long-time commissioner, Van McLeod.
Read the Governor's Statement.
Read a tribute from the Department of Cultural Resources.

Read his obituary.

Contributions in the Commissioner's memory may be made to:
Gov. Winant Memorial
c/o Park Street Foundation
20 Park St.
Concord, NH 03301

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Two properties added to NH State Register of Historic Places

Meeting Notice: Meeting of the NH Commission on Native American Affairs, September 13, 2016

State Arts Council opens registration for NH Poetry Out Loud 2016-2017

After 10 years, downloadable books, magazines continue to be popular with NH public library patrons

2016 Letters About Literature NH winners announced

NH High School Short Film Festival winners announced

Francestown Common District named to National Register of Historic Places

Centennial Hall named to National Register of Historic Places

NH's Historical Preservation Plan available for download

History and technology sync up for updated NH Historical Highway Markers map

...for more Department of Cultural Resources news, visit or Media Room

:: Our Publications and Newsletters ::

The Old Stone Wall (quarterly e-news from the N.H. Division of Historical Resources)

Granite State Libraries (quarterly e-news in brief for public, school, academic and special libraries)

Spotlights (quarterly arts profiles from the N.H. State Council on the Arts)

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