• 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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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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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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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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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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More events...
4/22/15 7:00 PM
Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center discusses how the American people have become polarized overt the past 50 years. How can citizens create and...  Learn More
4/25/15 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, ...  Learn More

Battle Begins on Lexington Common

On this day in 1775, the first shots were fired in the cause of American independence. In Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous poem, "the shot heard 'round the world" came from the musket of a Conco...
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