Past Grants Awarded

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    Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

    Table for 10: The Art, History and Science of Food

    A series of exhibitions and lectures about food in Pioneer Valley museums.

    Five Colleges, Inc
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Kevin Kennedy
    awarded on: 2010-06-11
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

    Thoreau Country: Mapping Henry David Thoreau's Travels in Massachusetts

    Support for research and the creation of entries for an interactive online map of Thoreau's travels through Massachusetts.
    (project website)

    Thoreau Society
    Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Susan E. Gallagher
    awarded on: 2010-06-11
    amount: $3,500
    Project Grant

    People & Place: Oral Histories & Photographs of Ipswich Seniors

    Creation of an oral history and photography exhibit about Ipswich during the first half of the 20th century.

    Ipswich Council On Aging
    Ipswich, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Terri Unger
    awarded on: 2010-06-11
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Media Grant

    Prison Dogs

    Preproduction work on "Prison Dogs", a documentary featuring a program to train service dogs for veterans.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Katherine Robinson
    awarded on: 2010-06-11
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Mapping Leather: A Look at Peabody's Industrial Past

    Creation of a Google Earth map of the leather industry in Peabody from 1939 through the 1990s, when the industry folded.

    City of Peabody
    Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Merritt Kirkpatrick
    awarded on: 2010-06-11
    amount: $3,495
    Project Grant

    Boston Book Festival

    The hosting of authors at the festival on October 16 in Boston.

    Boston Book Festival, Inc.
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Emily D'Amour Pardo
    awarded on: 2010-06-11
    amount: $5,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Holbrook Photograph Collection

    Inventory of 2,500 photographs of Holbrook from the 19th through the late 20th centuries.

    Holbrook Historical Society
    Holbrook, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Edna Bowers
    awarded on: 2010-05-20
    amount: $1,470
    Research Inventory Grant

    Metz Automobiles Materials

    Inventory and createion of a finding aid for the Charles H. Metz and Waltham Manufacturing Company collection.

    Waltham Museum
    Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Marie Wasnock
    awarded on: 2010-05-20
    amount: $1,500
    Research Inventory Grant

    Beyond the Grave

    Cataloging of gravestone inscriptions, conditions, and artwork in the four acre "Old Section" of Vine Lake Cemetery, dating back to 1651.

    Vine Lake Preservation Trust
    Medfield, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Rob T. Gregg
    awarded on: 2010-05-20
    amount: $1,500
    Resource Center Grant

    Fields Corner Collaborative Tours

    Training program, walking tour and guidebook to strengthen youth leadership skills.

    Dorchester Historical Society
    Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Jeff Gonyeau
    awarded on: 2010-04-22
    amount: $2,586
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    Coexist

    Editing of a classroom length version of "Coexist", a documentary about post-genocide reconciliation programs in Rwanda.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Adam Mazo
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $10,000
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    New Perspectives on the History of Redware in Peabody MA

    Research on and interpretation of the Society's collection of redware pottery for an exhibit in 2011.

    Peabody Historical Society
    Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Heather Leavell
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $2,809
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    The Relics of Rebellion

    Research and interpretation of the Society's collection of military objects from the Civil War for a 150th anniversary exhibit.

    Worcester Historical Museum
    Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Holly Izard
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $3,000
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    Mohicans in Western Massachusetts

    Research into Mohican cultural resources in preparation for reinterpreting the Mission House and Monument Mountain in Stockbridge.

    Trustees of Reservations
    Beverly, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Will Garrison
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $2,962
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    We Shall Not Be Moved

    Creation of We Shall Not Be Moved, an exhibit about the Bank Tenant Association.

    City Life / Vida Urbana
    Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Kelly Creedon
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Pilgrim Father/ Illegal Son

    An exhibit juxtaposing the lives of pilgrim William Bradford (1590 - 1657), and an anonymous, undocumented Chinese immigrant now living near Boston.

    Chinese Progressive Association
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Wen-ti Tsen
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Truro Archaeology, A Hands-On Exhibit

    Installation of a permanent, hands-on exhibit based on the historical society's collection of Native American artifacts.

    Truro Historical Society
    Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Deborah Minsky
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Foreign Language Audio Tours for the House of the Seven Gables

    Creation of audio versions of the standard House tour in French, German, and Japanese.

    House of the Seven Gables
    Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Amy Waywell
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $4,750
    Project Grant

    Azorean Maritime Heritage Exhibition

    Creation of a multi-media exhibit around archival whaling footage, for the Azorean Maritime Heritage exhibition opening this fall.

    New Bedford Whaling Museum
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Greg Galer
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

    Programming to accompany Forever Free, a traveling exhibit of reproductions of rare documents about Abraham Lincoln and abolition.

    Pollard Memorial Library
    Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Susan Fougstedt
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $1,658
    Project Grant

    The Judicial Review

    Development of The Judicial Review, the arts criticism section of TheArtsFuse.com, a Web site for Massachusetts residents.

    Somerville Community Access TV
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: William L. Marx
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Project

    Programming to mark the bicentennial of the birth of Margaret Fuller, one of America's foremost nineteenth-century woman intellectuals.

    Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee
    Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Dorothy M. Emerson
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Marblehead-Grasse Sister City History and Arts Project

    Town-wide French and American programming on May 20 and 21, including exhibits, lectures, and performances.

    Town of Marblehead
    Marblehead, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Myriam Zuber
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $2,270
    Project Grant

    "Taking Flight" Exhibit Preparation

    Conservation and preparation of folio engravings from Audubon's The Birds of America for an exhibit opening this summer.

    New Bedford Free Public Library
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Janice Hodson
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    More Than a Number

    Programming to accompany an exhibit of images of victims and survivors of the Cambodian genocide.

    American Textile History Museum
    Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Sayon Soeun
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    "In the Course of Their Cultivation"

    Transcription of farm journals, contextualize Gore Place farming of the Federal era, and integrate the information into a new farm plan.

    Gore Place
    Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Tamar Agulian
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $3,000
    Project Grant

    The Timon Project

    Performances and scholar-led discussions of Timon of Athens for inner city youth and South Boston communities.

    Actors' Shakespeare Project
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Lori Taylor
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Henry David Thoreau Birthplace: Exhibit Implementation Project

    Installation of the core exhibit for the Henry David Thoreau Birthplace, newly preserved and renovated as a "green" building.

    Thoreau Farm Trust
    Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Nancy Grohol
    awarded on: 2010-03-12
    amount: $4,600
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Jazz Reading Group at Dudley Library

    Reading group examining literature about jazz and the social and cultural issues around it.

    Roxbury Action Program
    Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: John Kordalewski
    awarded on: 2009-12-28
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Parsons Paper Collection

    Support to inventory the records of the Parsons Paper Company, the first paper mill in Holyoke.

    Holyoke Public Library
    Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Maria Pagan
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $1,500
    Research Inventory Grant

    Benjamin Franklin Butler Cartoons

    Support to inventory 19th century cartoons and prints about Lowell resident and owner of the Middlesex Company, Benjamin Franklin Butler.

    Lowell Historical Society
    Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Martha Mayo
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $1,500
    Project: Media Grant

    "The American Revolution"

    Support for research, a film treatment, and a trailer for a documentary about the early years of the Boston radio station, WBCN.

    Filmmakers Collaborative
    Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Bill Lichtenstein
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    The Big Read: Boston - Fahrenheit 451

    Funding to purchase copies of the book Fahrenheit 451 for a citywide, "one book" project.

    WUMB Radio
    Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Patricia Monteith
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $6,135
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    Mrs. Murray's Writing Closet

    Support for planning an exhibition of the writing closet of Enlightenment author and early feminist Judith "Constantia" Sargent Murray.

    Sargent House Museum
    Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Barbara Silberman
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    The Bread and Roses Project

    Support for research, script writing, and the production of a trailer for The Bread and Roses Project documentary.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Bernardo Ruiz
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    Exposed at Work

    Support for production of a play about the language-based health and safety struggles of immigrant day laborers in Somerville.

    The Welcome Project
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Warren Goldstein-Gelb
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $9,982
    Project Grant

    The 5th Annual Boston Muslim Film Festival

    Support for the "Cultures in Conflict?" festival featuring controversial issues in the Muslim world.

    American Islamic Congress
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Lauren Murphy
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $4,120
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    TRUTH: A New Opera on the Life of Sojourner Truth

    Support for writing of the libretto for a new opera entitled TRUTH, on the life of Sojourner Truth.

    Old Deerfield Productions, Inc.
    Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

    project director: Linda McInerney
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    The Places Poems Make

    Support for a workshop for Worcester high school teachers exploring connections between poetry and local history.

    Worcester County Poetry Association
    Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Mark Wagner
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $4,750
    Project Grant

    Truro Archaeology: A Hands-On Exhibit

    Support for planning a hands-on exhibit based on the society's collection of Native American artifacts, including a portable "suitcase" exhibit.

    Truro Historical Society
    Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Deborah Minsky
    awarded on: 2009-12-11
    amount: $2,500
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