• 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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Leading the Way

We at Mass Humanities are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Council has chosen to recognize our Executive Director David Tebaldi with a 2017 Commonwealth Award for Leadership.

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Governor’s Awards

Our 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recipients Freida Garcia, Atul Gawande, and Lia Poorvu have all made living in Massachusetts a richer experience through their public actions. Watch three short videos about them.


Clemente Classics

Five transformative titles will be given to our Clemente Course students this fall. Two course instructors offer their insights into why these books prove enduringly relevant and make such a lasting impression.

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Sharing Our Stories; Sharing Our Lives

Students engage in self-discovery through the power of memoir.  The 75 students who participated in the Literacy Project’s memoir-writing workshop learned from some of the best writers in the genre. When Mass Humanities funded the project, the list of impressive literary figures on the syllabus included Jamaica Kincaid and Augusten Burroughs, among others.

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More events...
2/22/17 6:30 PM8:30 PM
This event will combine Professor Kevin McCarthy's presentation of film clips from his work-in-progress documentary on the Market Basket boycott with ...  Learn More
2/23/17 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Let us help you share your story! The Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project help participants with the process of digitizing a chosen object, narrating ...  Learn More

Natick Established

On this day in 1781, Natick was formally incorporated, but the town already had a long history. In 1651, a group of Christianized Indians had founded a "Praying Town" in what is now South Na...
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