• Improving Civic Life: Our grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities disciplines.

  • The Clemente Course: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are given tuition-free, college level instruction for college credit. They study literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, and writing.

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Reconciling Race

An outstanding group of scholars, writers, and public intellectuals will discuss how to understand and improve race relations in the United States at our free annual forum on November 1st.

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Attend Events Near You

Want to see what humanities events are going on in your neighborhood? Search our online calendar for wonderful exhibits, talks, walking tours, performances, festivals, and much more.

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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 21st.

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Featured Grant: The Carlos Vega Collection of Latino History in Holyoke

The documentary history of Carlos Vega, one of Holyoke’s most vocal and prolific Latino activists, finds a home at the Wistariahurst. 43 boxes were inventoried by the Wistariahurst Museum thanks to a 2012 Research Inventory Grant from Mass Humanities that contain an array of newspaper clippings, meeting notes, event flyers and other documents that chronicle the Latino experience in Holyoke from 1958 to 2012.

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10/5/15 4:00 PM7:00 PM
The Chair City Community Art Center is a volunteer run workshop where first hand accounts from furniture workers are made into hand-printed, hand-boun...  Learn More
10/6/15 7:00 PM
Based on a real story, this film is an intriguing account of the murder of Amín Abel Hasbún, a brilliant student leader in the Dominican Republic ac...  Learn More
Sunday, October 4th

Latina/os in Turners Falls

Northampton Dedicates Sojourner Truth Statue

On this day in 2002, a statue was installed in Florence, a village of Northampton, to honor Sojourner Truth, the former slave best known for the "Ain't I a Woman" speech she delivered in 185...
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