• through our eyes

    Democracy demands wisdom. Join the Mass Humanities Giving Circle and help everyone in Massachusetts draw on the hope and wisdom the humanities can provide.

  • sojourner truth

    The Vote: To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Mass Humanities is prioritizing funding public programs that use the humanities to explore voting rights in America.

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Benefit dinner

The Governor's Awards in the Humanities will be conferred upon Danielle Allen, Lee Blake, Nancy Donahue and Jeffrey Musman at our benefit dinner on 10/27.

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New grants

We just awarded $177,000 in grants to support 34 humanities projects across the Commonwealth, from a Robbins House family tree to public forums on education in Springfield. Take a look!

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Find a grant

Mass Humanities grants support programs that use the humanities to deepen public understanding of social, political, and economic issues. Find the grant that's right for you.

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Featured Grant: For the Record

The Mass Humanities-supported exhibit “For the Record: LGBTQ+ Worcester” brings together the scattered documentation of Worcester County’s LGBTQ+ experience. Runs through October 12.

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More events...
7/22/19 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning poet DAVID BLAIR and bestselling author STEVE ALMOND for a discussion of their new works ...  Learn More
7/24/19 9:00 AM7/26/19 3:00 PM
Explore the new exhibition, America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center and consider ways to engag...  Learn More

First Train Reaches Provincetown

On this day in 1873, the first train arrived at the tip of Cape Cod. The streets were bedecked with flags and streamers as 13 bright yellow coach cars, filled to capacity, pulled into Provincetown.......
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