• Brian Boyles has officially started as Executive Director! Find out more about Brian in this Q&A.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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We’re hiring!

Part-time Associate Director of Development wanted! Join a team that's using the humanities to improve civic culture and strengthen our democracy.

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New grants are out!

We just awarded $134k in grants. Take a look at 11 projects that are using the humanities to deepen public understanding & strengthen democracy in MA.

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Find a grant

Our Project Grants support public humanities programming in almost all formats. The next LOI form deadline is 3/25.

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Featured Grant: Chair City

Gardner was once the chair-making capital of the world but has now been virtually abandoned by industry. One Mass Humanities grantee is using the power of history to help people make sense of their situation, heal, and rebuild the community.

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1/28/19 5:45 PM7:00 PM
Join the National Park Service, Boston Harbor Now and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a lecture exploring our Revolutionary Harbor. Best-selling auth...  Learn More
1/29/19 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities, Harvard Book Store, and the American Constitution Society welcome award-winning scholar and University of Chicago Law School professo...  Learn More
Saturday, January 19th

Edna Ferber’s Cimarron

Isaiah Thomas Born

On this day in 1749, the Patriot printer Isaiah Thomas was born. In 1770, Thomas established the Massachusetts Spy, the first newspaper aimed at middle-class readers. While other papers were happy wit...
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