Past Grants Awarded

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    Project Grant

    Gertrude Lawrence Celebration

    Script development for a play, "GEE!," to be written by Natalie Ross Miller and based on the life of Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most celebrated actresses of the twentieth century. The play will be performed on the Gertrude Lawrence Stage at the Dennis Union Church in late August 2002.

    Eventide Theatre Company
    Dennis, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Noel Tipton
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    Scribbling Women

    Curriculum, lesson plans, and web site development relating to the radio play production of Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Flight of Betsey Lane", distributed by NPR in February/March 2002.

    Public Media Foundation
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Valerie Henderson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $5,000
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Contemporary Massachusetts Authors

    Series featuring books by Massachusetts authors: _Murder at the Gardner_ by Janet Langdon, _Pagoda_ by Patricial Powell, _Family Orchard_ by Nomi Eve, _Fortune's Rocks_ by Anita Shreve.

    Friends of the Lakeville Public Library
    Lakeville, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

    project director: Donna Tibbetts
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $400
    Project Grant

    H3 Gala Screening

    The US premiere of H3, an Irish drama based on the 1981 Maze Prison hunger strikes in Northern Ireland. Writer Laurence McKeown and producer James Flynn will attend the event and discuss their film with the audience.

    Boston Irish Film Festival
    Brookline, MA, Norfolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Peter Flynn
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,015
    Project Grant

    Poetry in Acton

    Poetry reading followed by questions from the audience featuring poet Galway Kinell in celebration of National Poetry Month (April).

    Acton Memorial Library
    Acton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Wanda S. Null
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $900
    Project Grant

    John B. Gough: One Man Play & Curriculum Hillside Restoration Project

    The Hillside Restoration Project and the Boylston Historical Society present an interpretive and educational program on John B Gough. The program consists of a one-man play and corresponding curriculum for the Boylston Public Schools.

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

    project director: Nel Lazour
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $4,000
    Project Grant

    "The Angle of a Landscape": Nature and Art in Emily Dickinson's World

    A series of public programs focusing on three aspects of nature and art as they relate to the poet, her work, and her family, especially Austin and Susan Dickinson. The programs are based at the two houses on Main Street in Amherst and include and nature walk and poetry discussion.

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

    project director: Cindy Dickinson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $4,720
    Project Grant

    The Goody Parsons Case: A Journey to the 17th Century, Phase 2

    Implementation of a multi-level learning experience regarding the 17th century, via the exploration of the Goody Parsons witchcraft case. Phase 2 includes: (1) structuring the website to include curriculum materials and student activities, and (2) introducing these resources to teachers via workshops.

    Historic Northampton
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Kerry Buckley
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $24,985
    Project Grant

    Making Freedom II: African Americans in U.S. History

    Year two of the "Making Freedom" educational initiative to bring a more complete history of African American life into pre-college classrooms. The program is a seven-day summer institute.

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

    project director: Anna Roelofs
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $25,000
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    The Quest for Cultural Identity in America

    Reading and discussion series of 20th century novels that examine the struggle of assimilation from a broad range of viewpoints--Jewish, African American, Asian, and American Indian.

    Huntington Public Library
    Huntington, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Margaret L. Nareau
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $750
    Project Grant

    Hope and Promise

    An afternoon of music, film and discussion by and about Israelis and Palestinians. The film will explore the relationships between Palestinians and Israelis with a special focus on young people.

    Northampton Arts Council
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Bob Cilman
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    European Mediterranean Cuisine: Contact, Exchange, and Integration

    A lecture series on the ramifications of contact, trade, and cultural and agricultural exchange in the European Mediterranean, particularly the Arab influence beginning in the medieval period and the New World influences on the Early Modern period.

    Trustees of Boston University
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Thomas Glick
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $1,740
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Autobiography: Writing and Memory

    A library reading and discussion program.

    Emily Williston Memorial Library
    Easthampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Rebecca Plimpton
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $1,085
    Project Grant

    Massachusetts Review Radio Program

    A new radio program featuring half-hour interviews with local writers, artists, and thinkers. The objective of the program is to a medium to spotlight and celebrate the cultural life of the CT River Valley region.

    Massachusetts Review
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: David Lenson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,000
    Project Grant

    Boston by the Seas K-12 Access Program

    A pilot program giving K-12 students in the Boston area access to the waterfront, harbor tour: "Boston by Sea: A Musical Cruise through Boston's Past." An accompanying teacher's guide will be developed.

    Boston History Collaborative
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Robert M. Krim
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $4,175
    Project Grant

    Moby Dick--The Marathon

    A 25-hour nonstop reading of Moby Dick preceded by a scholar-led talk.

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

    project director: Candace L. Heald
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,563
    Project Grant

    The Trial of Anthony Burns

    The James D. St. Clair Court Education Project has commissioned a dramatic work on the 1858 extradition of the fugitive slave, Anthony Burns to a slave owner in Virginia. A public exhibit on the life of Anthony Burns will be mounted in the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, where the play will be staged.

    Discovering Justice: James D. St. Clair Court Public Ed Proj
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Maria Karagianis
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $25,000
    Project Grant

    The Voices of 1704

    The research and development of a six-to-twelve part radio feature series on the Attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts of 1704.

    Friends of WFCR
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Robert Paquette
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Sacco and Vanzetti

    A feature-length documentary about the lives and legal case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrant anarchists who were executed in 1927 for the murder seven years earlier of two men at a South Braintree, MA shoe factory.

    New York Foundation for the Arts
    New York, NY, New York County

    project director: Peter Miller
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Boys Home: The History of Fernald State School

    One hour television program about America's first institution for the 'feeble-minded'.

    Coruway Film Institute
    Portsmouth, NH, Rockingham County

    project director: William C. Rogers
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $20,000
    Project Grant

    Slavery Documents

    A community education program (consisting of workshops, lectures, and discussion groups) centering around the March 2002 Symphony Hall performance of a newly commissioned work by composer T. J. Anderson entitled "Slavery Documents".

    Cantata Singers, Inc.
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Lisa Stiller
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $15,000
    Project Grant

    Mt. Holyoke: Looking at Landscape

    An exhibition that will examine the historical significance of Mt. Holyoke, the prominent mountain that is one of the nation's cultural icons. Interpretive texts at the beginning of each section will introduce the central themes and the conceptual framework of the exhibition.

    Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
    South Hadley, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Marianne Doezema
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Lost Theatres of Somerville: A Visual and Oral History of Neighborhood Picture Palaces

    A multifaced project that will create, through visual documentation and oral history, a record of Somerville's rich cultural and architectural past. The focus of the project will be the fourteen movie theatres that defined their various neighborhoods.

    Somerville Historical Society and Museum
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: David M. Guss
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival

    A film based on Jay Neugeboren's memoir about himself and his mentally ill brother, Robert. The film will provide the occasion to draw together people involved with mental health--family members, medical personnel, patients, police--to explore the impact of chronic mental illness on families.

    Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc.
    Florence, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Lawrence R. Hott
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $25,000
    Project Grant

    Gosnold's Hope: Exploration and Enduring Legacy

    A four-part lecture series, which is part of a larger observance commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing of Bartholomew Gosnold (1571-1607) in the Buzzard's Bay region. The focus of the project is to foster connections between the past and the present, between the Native people who lived in the region and the Europeans who explored and settled there.

    Cuttyhunk Historical Society
    Cuttyhunk, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Carolyn T. Powers
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $14,700
    Project Grant

    Massachusetts Capitol Forum on America's Future

    A series of professional development workshops for teachers using methods and curriculum materials developed by the Choices for the 21st Century Education Project at Brown University.

    Teacher Center for Global Studies
    Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Mimi Stephens
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $3,525
    Project Grant

    Life After 60

    Two public forums on the opportunities and challenges presented by aging.

    Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Beverly Cassara
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    Neighborhood Partnership Initiative

    A 14-week course for nine youths and three community-based organizations' representatives with instruction on how to research, design, and implement public history projects in their own community.

    Bostonian Society
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Karilyn Crockett
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $15,000
    Project Grant

    Cambodian Humanities Internet Curriculum

    K-12 dissemination project aimed at upgrading on-line curriculum materials that use Cambodian traditional arts to promote understanding of Khmer culture in schools and communities across the state.

    World Education
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Alan C. Morgan
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $23,000
    Project Grant

    Scribbling Women

    The dramatization of "Afterward," by Edith Wharton - one of the ten short stories included in the second Scribbling Women collection - and accompanying related curriculum and lesson plans.

    Public Media Foundation
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Valerie Henderson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $15,000
    Project Grant

    Agents of Social Change in the Classroom

    A week-long teacher training institute in using selected documents from several recently opened collections collectively known as the Agents for Social Justice. The intent of this program is to provide the same level of engagement with the documents, scholarly background and curriculum support. The program will be geared for both middle and high school teachers.

    Smith College
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Kathleen Banks Nutter
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,000
    Project Grant

    Contemplating Nature

    A public program for general audiences by Richard Nelson emphasizing the importance of our having both physical and spiritual connections to the places that we live. The scholar will also address issues surrounding our allegiance to the American landscape and explore our connections and obligations towards the earth, leading to a possible redefinition of patriotism.

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Tom Alworth
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    Voices from Three Centuries: Teaching U.S. History with Primary Source Materials

    A week-long summer institute for middle and high school teachers aimed at helping teachers learn to conduct archival research so that they may enhance curricula in English Language Arts and New England social and cultural history from the 18th century through the 20th centuries. In addition, there will be a follow-up session and public presentation in the fall.

    Porter Phelps Huntington Foundation
    Hadley, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Marla Miller
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $10,200
    Project Grant

    Favorite Poem Project Institute for Massachusetts Educators

    A 2001 summer poetry institute for Massachusetts educators, designed to affect lasting improvements to the teaching of poetry in Massachusetts schools. A 5-day program on Boston University's Charles River campus will immerse 50 teachers and administrators in the art of poetry, reinforcing their familiarity with a broad range of poems-contemporary authors and great authors of the past, both American and those from foreign cultures.

    Trustees of Boston University
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Robert N. Pinsky
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $21,750
    Project Grant

    Workable Peace

    A curriculum and professional development project on inter-group conflict management for high school students and educators. Workable Peace aims to help teenagers understand why inter-group conflicts start, why some of these conflicts lead to violence, and how violent inter-group conflicts can be prevented and ended.

    Consensus Building Institute
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: David Fairman
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $23,280
    Project Grant

    Making Freedom: African-Americans in United States History

    A two-year professional development initiative including a teacher training institute to introduce Massachusetts middle and high school teachers to major resources in African-American intellectual history.

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

    project director: Anna Roelofs
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $24,405
    Project Grant

    Charles Pace as Frederick Douglass Performances

    Five performances of Charles Pace as Frederick Douglass in a Southern Massachusetts community.

    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    North Dartmouth, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Kimberly Wilson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    I'm Every Woman Symposium: Suffragettes and Abolitionists

    A symposium with a featured speaker (Sylvia McDowell) on 19th century women activists. The event will focus on the visibility of diverse women activists in American history who varied in ideas and interests but helped to inspire positive social change.

    Harmony Grove Research Center
    Framingham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Edwina Weston-Dyer
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    Isaiah Thomas-Patriot Printer

    A combination of theatrical performance by a professional actor and a facsimile/curriculum packet containing historic documents and graphic images from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. The packet will contain background materials and lesson plans developed by classroom teachers from grades five through high school.

    American Antiquarian Society
    Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: James D. Moran
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant

    Nantucket: Rock of Changes

    Preparations for the documentary, "Nantucket/Rock of Changes" for national broadcast by PBS. The films tells an important historical story relevant to our time: the African American whaling community of Nantucket and its fight for equal education two decades before the Civil War.

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

    project director: Harlan Reiniger
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $5,000
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