• 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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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
5/23/15 6:45 PM7:30 PM
As part of our Central Conversations series, Central Square Theater will host a pre-show symposium before the May 23rd evening performance of Mr g wit...  Learn More

Sumner Attacked in U.S. Senate

On this day in 1856, Preston Brooks, a congressman from South Carolina, viciously attacked Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate. Three days earlier, in a passi...
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