• 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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Let’s Talk New Grants

Our six new discussion grants provide for conversations of every size, shape, and subject. Whether you’re discussing morality with kids, reading Civil Rights texts, or hosting a panel of history experts, we have funding available.

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Going Public

Mass Humanities has received a $74,835 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch an initiative that promises to transform the cultural and civic landscape of MA.

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Common Good Reads

We have a new grant for discussion programs which utilize Pulitzer Prize-winning literature and journalism in public libraries, Adult Basic Education programs or other community settings.

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Featured Grant: Henry V Conversations: What is a Just War?

Performing Shakespeare in the era of the War on Terror. The Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents the Bard as a playwright urgently relevant to our own times, whose work enables us to differently conceive of our most daunting questions. Their moving productions delved into the psychology of villains, the intricacies of race, and in this Henry V production, the questions inherent to the just war doctrine.

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7/31/16 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Guy's book is short, but spans his work at the Nichols & Stone furniture factory from a high schooler to the day the plant closed 35 years later. He w...  Learn More
8/10/16 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Join the Nichols House Museum and the Boston Women's Heritage Trail on a walk around Beacon Hill focusing on the many reform-minded women who lived he...  Learn More

Boston Masons Organize First Grand Lodge in America

On this day in 1733, 18 men gathered at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern on King Street in Boston and organized the first Masonic Lodge in North America. The fraternal society was based loosely on medieval ...
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