• 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 $57,000 in grants to support 19 humanities projects across the Commonwealth, from discussions of Paul Cuffe's history and legacy to bachata music in Worcester. Take a look!

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Fall Forum

Two of the nation’s leading scholars join together for their first onstage conversation. Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy.

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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...
9/19/19 5:00 PM
Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831, during the post-Colonial era that would help define America's identity. This series of 5 short plays, stage...  Learn More
9/19/19 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Please join the Sharon Historical Society and the Sharon Public Library as we present information about Sharon's early historians and their collection...  Learn More

Amherst's Troops Camp on Boston Common

On this day in 1758, 4,500 British troops under the command of Jeffrey Amherst camped on Boston Common before setting off to fight the French. Newly promoted to Major-General, Amherst had recently eng...
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