• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Literature & Medicine program.

  • 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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Reading Douglass

He had Lincoln's ear, now lend him yours. Bring the words of Frederick Douglass to your community this summer. We have funding opportunities to support your event.

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Chew on This!

Join us in exploring food in Massachusetts public history: what we grow, what we eat, and what it all means. The 2015 Mass History Conference comes to Worcester June 1st.

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Find a Grant

We will award $350,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Our next LOI form deadline is September 22nd.

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Featured Grant: My Farm at Waltham

Time travel two centuries back to a New England farm using just your smartphone. Gore Place is a bucolic 45-acre homestead in Waltham, a city otherwise known for its industrial city planning and contributions to the American labor movement. The grounds were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970 for the site’s well-preserved architecture and its significance in interpreting social changes over the centuries.

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EVENTS

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5/30/15 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what life was like in Northampton three hundred years ago? Are you curious about archaeology? You are invited to participate ...  Learn More
6/1/15 1:30 PM4:30 PM
The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (MA SHRAB) will host its Fourth Annual Forum, and its first in partnership with Mass Humanit...  Learn More

Fire Rages at Myles Standish State Forest

On this day in 1964, a raging wildfire crossed the boundaries of Myles Standish State Forest, and into the town of Plymouth. Two days earlier flames had consumed 800 acres of the forest, but firefight...
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