Past Grants Awarded

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    Scholar in Residence Grant

    The Straw and Textile Industries in Stoughton and Easton Massachusetts in the Early 19th Century

    A study of the development of the straw-braiding and textile industries in Stoughton and Easton from before the War of 1812 to approximately 1840, as reflected in the Hodges Collection of business ledgers and day books.

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

    project director: Dwight H. MacKerron
    awarded on: 2006-04-07
    amount: $2,390
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    Keeping the Harvest: Historic Foodways in the Andovers

    Archival research into the artifacts related to food history held by both Andover and North Andover Historical Societies. Resources developed will be used for new programs.

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

    project director: Juliet H. Mofford
    awarded on: 2006-04-07
    amount: $2,500
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    Twentieth Century Farming at the Bryant Homestead

    A research project to determine the farming and dairying activities that occurred at the Bryant Homestead from 1900-1959.

    William Cullen Bryant Homestead
    Cummington, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Ellice Gonzalez
    awarded on: 2006-04-07
    amount: $2,497
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    Investigating the Crypt at Old North

    An investigation of the Crypt of the Old North Church to determine who is buried there.

    Old North Foundation
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Christine Baron
    awarded on: 2006-04-07
    amount: $2,427
    Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

    GMHC History of the Fishing Industry Exhibit

    The planning, design, and fundraising phases of a permanent exhibit on the history of the Gloucester fishing industry.

    Gloucester Maritime Heritage Museum
    Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Harriet Webster
    awarded on: 2006-03-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

    Tick Tock Trolley Pilot Program

    The development of routes and tours for a newly purchased trolley in the City of Waltham.

    City of Waltham
    Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Alison Steinfeld
    awarded on: 2006-03-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

    Women Protecting US

    An exhibit honoring the contributions of American women in all branches of military service as well as on the "home front" during conflicts from the Revolution to the present day.

    USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc
    Fall River, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Laurie Carlson
    awarded on: 2006-03-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Understanding Ourselves by Looking Back: Falmouth at Work

    The publication of articles about industries formerly active on Cape Cod: Ship Building, Whaling, Cranberry Harvesting, Marine Sciences, and Woolens. The articles will be published in the Falmouth Enterprise.

    Committee to Encourage Public Art
    Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Jacki Forbes
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $2,200
    Project: K-12 Grant

    Off the Page and On the Deck: The War of 1812 in Sailors' Own Words

    A teacher workshop for 40 teachers on techniques for using primary sources in the classroom.

    USS Constitution Museum
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Anne G. Rand
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $4,970
    Project Grant

    The Bankside Humanities Series

    A series of free lectures and demonstrations, exploring a wide range of the historical and cultural aspects of the Renaissance, as part of the Company's Outdoor Bankside Festival of performances and events.

    Shakespeare & Company
    Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Ariel Bock
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $4,500
    Project Grant

    The Farm Where You Live Oral Narratives

    The collecting of oral histories of people with experience of farming in Belmont between 1900 and 1950.

    Belmont Historical Society
    Belmont, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Jane Sherwin
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $2,400
    Project Grant

    Lighting the Way: The Life and Legacy of William Rotch, Jr.

    Planning for an exhibit to introduce visitors of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum to the life of whaling merchant William Rotch, Jr.

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Kate Corkum
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $5,000
    Project: K-12 Grant

    Over Time: Changes in Massachusetts Topography

    A one-week summer institute on Massachusetts' history and geography for 25 teachers of grades 3-5.

    EDCO Collaborative
    Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Eileen McSwiney
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $4,987
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    Freedom and Its Discontents, CANE Summer Institute 2006

    Summer teachers' institute for classics teachers, with free public lectures on ancient philosophical theories of freedom.

    Classical Association of New England
    Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Ellen Perry
    awarded on: 2006-03-17
    amount: $2,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    The Holocaust: A Challenge to the Achievement of Liberty and Justice for All

    A curriculum on the history and lessons of the Holocaust for high school and middle school students.

    Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center
    Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Robert Sternberg
    awarded on: 2006-03-14
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

    "Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre" at the John Adams Courthouse

    A two-year residency of the play at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston, a collaborative effort of Theatre Espresso and the Supreme Judicial Historical Society.

    Theatre Espresso
    Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Derek Nelson
    awarded on: 2006-03-14
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Research Inventory Grant - Westport Historical Society

    To survey of the collection of the Westport Historical Society for artifacts and documents that relate to the history of the Society's headquarters, the Bell School, and its relationship with communities of Westport.

    Westport Historical Society
    Westport, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Jenny O'Neill
    awarded on: 2006-02-21
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Research Inventory Grant - Plainfield Historical Society

    Inventory of the Dyer Collection, letters and materials relating to the relative and changing importance of a mixed economy and mixed land use in Plainfield over the past 200 years.

    Plainfield Historical Society
    Plainfield, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Judy Williams
    awarded on: 2006-01-26
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Research Inventory Grant - Southborough Historical Society

    An inventory of Southborough Historical Society's 18th and 19th century collection of manuscripts and artifacts to support a lecture or exhibit relating to the history of Southborough's triphammer, used for pounding and shaping iron.

    Southborough Historical Society
    Southborough, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Russell Horne
    awarded on: 2006-01-26
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Research Inventory Grant - Westwood Historcial Society

    Inventory of the Pickardt family collection, a family of German descent, who came from New York City to settle in Westwood, a rural farming community in the late 1800's, opened a business and influenced the Westwood and Islington communities from the 1880's to the 1950's.

    Westwood Historical Society
    Westwood, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Libby Johnson
    awarded on: 2006-01-26
    amount: $1,000
    Project Grant

    Homecomings Project

    A series of public lectures, exhibits, films, workshops, readings and seminars on the theme of Homecomings from war, ancient and contemporary.

    Hampshire College
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Robert Meagher
    awarded on: 2006-01-20
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Media Grant

    "The Poets light but Lamps": A Viewing and Discussion of The Belle of Amherst

    Public panel discussion following a screening of The Belle of Amherst as part of "A Little Madness in the Spring", the Emily Dickinson Museum's local annual celebration of National Poetry Month.

    Dickinson Homestead
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Cindy Dickinson
    awarded on: 2006-01-20
    amount: $2,917
    Project Grant

    Ancient Fishweir Permanent Panels in Arlington Street Subway

    Research to complete text research, caption writing and final design of four graphic display panels that will be permanently installed along the MBTA Arlington Street subway station waiting platforms.

    Touchable Stories, Inc.
    Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Ross Miller
    awarded on: 2006-01-20
    amount: $3,060
    Project: Media Grant

    Left on Pearl: Women Take Over 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

    Fundraising trailer for a documentary telling the story of the 1971 takeover of a Harvard University building, the surprise ending to that year's International Woman's Day march.

    888 Women's History Project, Inc.
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Susan Rivo
    awarded on: 2006-01-20
    amount: $9,993
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Making a Living, Making a Life: Work and Its Rewards in a Changing America

    A library reading and discussion series.

    Sturgis Library
    Barnstable, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Lucy Loomis
    awarded on: 2006-01-10
    amount: $1,000
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Crime & the Cultural Landscape

    A library reading and discussion series.

    Westwood Public Library
    Westwood, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Thomas P. Viti
    awarded on: 2005-11-29
    amount: $500
    Resource Center Grant

    Sarah Chayes Lecture at Wellesley Free Library

    Sarah Chayes' Lecture on the Arghand Project, a nonprofit agricultural cooperative in Kandahar, Afghanistan at the Wellesley Free Library

    Wellesley Free Library
    Wellesley, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Elise MacLennan
    awarded on: 2005-11-02
    amount: $250
    Project Grant

    The "Mass Memories Road Show" Visits Dorchester

    Three community documentation events as part of its Mass. Memories Road Show initiative, which invites residents to bring in documents that reflect their families' origins and arrival in Massachusetts.

    University of Massachusetts Boston Graduate College
    Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Joanne Riley
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $5,000
    Project: K-12 Grant

    Curriculum Project: Immigration and Settlement in Watertown, 1630-2005

    Development of a curriculum Sourcebook to provide information and lesson ideas for a study of immigration and settlement in Watertown over the past 375 years.

    Primary Source
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Anna Roelofs
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $1,000
    Project Grant

    John Greenleaf Whittier Bicentennial Exhibits

    Bicentennial exhibition focusing on Whittier's abolitionist activities and an exploration of his thoughts were shaped by the women in his life: his mother, sister, Celia Thaxter, Lucy Larcom and Sarah Orne Jewett.

    Whittier Home Association
    Amesbury, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Janet Howell
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Wooden Synagogues: A Lost World Revisited

    A traveling exhibition of 17th and 18th wooden synagogues from the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, focusing on the Zabludow and Gwozdziec Synagogues that were destroyed during the Nazi invasion in World War II.

    Handshouse Studio
    Norwell, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

    project director: Laura Brown
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Planning and Development of Exhibit Series on Immigration in Holyoke

    Research/planning for an exhibit series on the five major immigrant groups to Holyoke.

    Wistariahurst Museum Association, Inc
    Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Carol Constant
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Exhibition Planning Grant/Handled With Care

    An exhibit examining the role of utilitarian objects created by the Shakers as pieces that transcended their function, becoming a vital part of religious expression, a manifestation of the Shaker quest for utopia and a concretization of the group's culture.

    Hancock Shaker Village
    Pittsfield, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Christian Goodwillie
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Media Grant

    Henry David Thoreau, Surveyor of the Soul

    Preproduction phase of a feature length documentary film on Thoreau's profound impact on American literature and culture and how his are as influential today.

    Maine Alliance of Media Arts
    Portland, ME, Cumberland County

    project director: James Coleman
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Becoming American Exhibit

    An exhibition exploring the changing cultural and social landscape of the City of Newton tentatively titled "Becoming American: Immigration in 21st Century Newton."

    Newton History Museum
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Susan Abele
    awarded on: 2005-09-10
    amount: $5,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    RIG: Lowell Historical Society

    A scholary inquiry into the papers of Lowell-based magician, Louis Ackerman, as a means to explore the history of popular culture of the city and the country.

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

    project director: Denise Cailler
    awarded on: 2005-06-30
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    RIG: Brockton Historical Society

    Organization of the Brockton Historical Society's collection of materials documenting the life and career of Rocky Marciano, famous boxer and Brockton resident.

    Brockton Historical Society
    Brockton, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

    project director: Robert Wychulis
    awarded on: 2005-06-30
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    RIG: Raynham Historical Society

    Inventory of artifacts of the Leonard family, one of the oldest in Raynham.

    Raynham Historical Society
    Raynham Center, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Eleanor B. Calvin
    awarded on: 2005-06-30
    amount: $1,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    RIG: The Lyman Reserve

    Project tracing the conservation legacy of a notable Massachusetts family, that of Theodore Lyman via an extensive collection of artifactual, photographic and written items.

    Lyman Reserve
    Fall River, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Susan Edwards
    awarded on: 2005-06-30
    amount: $1,000
    Project Grant

    Stopping the Clock: A Time to Remember Salem's Pequot Mill Strike of 1933

    Exhibit enhancement for Stopping the Clock; A Time to Remember Salem's Pequot Mill Strike of 1933

    Salem Harbor Community Development Corporation
    Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Aviva Chomsky
    awarded on: 2005-06-12
    amount: $5,000
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