Past Grants Awarded

Explore the Mass Humanities funded projects awarded from 2000 to the present.  Browse by grant type, city, region or keyword.  Subscribe and receive news when grants are awarded.  Interact with a state map of grants awarded!

    321-360 of 1090 28 pages (40 items per page)
     <  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18  >
    Project Grant

    Sanford Tavern Archaeology Field Training Program

    A summer school for budding archaeologists from underserved area high schools.

    Sons and Daughters of Hawley, Inc.
    Hawley, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

    project director: John F. Sears
    awarded on: 2014-06-20
    amount: $4,334
    Project Grant

    The Golden Door

    Performances of a new musical play on the immigration history of Boston and honoraria for a humanities scholar and panelists for post-performance talk back in three communities.

    In Good Company
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Kay Dunlap
    awarded on: 2014-06-20
    amount: $3,970
    Research Inventory Grant

    Gardner's Colony for the Insane: A Story to Tell

    Inventory of negatives and photographs taken at Gardener's Colony for the Insane during the 1950s and 1960s and reproduce them in print for researchers and online for the public.

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

    project director: Elizabeth Hannula
    awarded on: 2014-06-20
    amount: $1,500
    Research Inventory Grant

    Proctor Comb and Button Manufacturing Inventory

    Inventory of 12 boxes of artifacts and records from the Proctor Comb and Button Manufacturing Company, a significant industry in the town from the mid-1800s into the early 1900s.

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

    project director: Ellen Racine
    awarded on: 2014-06-20
    amount: $1,500
    Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

    Worcester Revolution 1774

    A county-wide reenactment of the events of September, 1774, when the local British government was overthrown by weaponless militiamen.

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

    project director: Bill D. Wallace
    awarded on: 2014-06-20
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Sojourner Truth's Florence

    Transportation of 75 Commonwealth Academy students to Sojourner Truth's Florence abolition and slavery walking tour, which will also be overhauled with streamlined, age-appropriate educational materials and online resources.

    Committee for Northampton, Inc.
    Florence, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Terrence O'Toole
    awarded on: 2014-06-20
    amount: $9,248
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    Listening to Change on Working Waterfront

    Development of a thematic and comprehensive understanding of facilitated discussion with the fishing community recorded since 2004 on the Narrative Stage and preparation of the materials for archival storage and public access.

    Community Economic Development Center
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Laura Orleans
    awarded on: 2014-03-31
    amount: $3,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    The Mildred Files

    Production of a new, original play, The Mildred Files about a scandal involving the Academy's past interim director. The performance is part of the Academy's Women's Work Initiative, a multi-year series of events and productions focused on women in the performing arts.

    Northampton Academy of Music, Inc.
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Debra J'Anthony
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Counting the People

    Development and implementation a multi-lingual exhibit of census-based maps of Boston telling the story of recent immigration in the city.

    Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Michelle LeBlanc
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $9,707
    Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

    Poverty, Place, Disability & Mutual Aid

    An online exhibit and curriculum unit to be developed within the existing Disability History Museum website using the story of Anne Sullivan (Hellen Keller's famous teacher and Agawam, MA, resident) to tell the story of disability rights and poverty advocacy.

    Straight Ahead Pictures
    Conway, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

    project director: Laurie Block
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Mill, Mountain, River: A Child's Eye View of Olde Colraine

    A residency to produce the local history theatre piece Mill, Mountain, River: A Child's Eye View of Olde Colraine alongside third and fourth graders in Colrain, MA. The play tells the story of child workers in the Griswoldville factories and will be produced over two weeks and presented publicly as well as to the school community.

    Fractured Atlas
    New York, NY, New York County

    project director: Jonathan Mirin
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $4,150
    Project Grant

    Stony Beach Outdoor Interpretation

    Production and installation of outdoors signage to help visitors interpret the history of the precarious entrance to Boston Harbor as viewed from Stony Beach in Hull, including the stories of pilots, lifesavers, lighthouse keepers and more.

    Hull Lifesaving Museum, Inc.
    Hull, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

    project director: Victoria Stevens
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Media Grant

    9 to 5 Project

    Pre-production of a one hour television documentary on the untold story of women clerical workers organizing for pay equity, advancement, and recognition. The 9 to 5 Project addresses a significant aspect of feminist social movement history in the U.S. and raises important questions about labor history.

    CMP Inc.
    Yellow Springs, OH, Greene County

    project director: Julia Reichert
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Lowell's "Irish Problem:" The Town Vote to Fund a School for the Irish

    Production of a short film about historical discrimination against the Irish in Lowell. Lowell's "Irish Problem": The Town Vote to Fund a School for the Irish will be incorporated into fourth grade curricula.

    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Kristin Gallas
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Engaging Student Audiences with Playbills

    Creation of multi-lingual playbills for the company's Road to Tolerance cycle of five plays, to be presented to Boston Public School students.

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

    project director: Wendy Lement
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Media Grant

    Seams

    Support for development of the film Seams, a poetic oral history of women's experiences of the conflict between Britain and Ireland.

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

    project director: Carolyn Lewis
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Boston Muslim Film Festival

    Support for speakers, scholars, and publicity materials for the seventh annual Boston Muslim Film Festival.

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

    project director: Edina Skaljic
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $4,900
    Project Grant

    Worcester Revolution 1774

    A county-wide reenactment of the events of September, 1774, when the local British government was overthrown by weaponless militiamen.

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

    project director: Bill D. Wallace
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Teachers Summer Institutes: Engaging New Audiences in Boston's Public Schools and Community Colleges

    Two four-day summer institutes for 60 Boston-area teachers. The institutes are loosely organized around the theme of women in African American history.

    Museum of African American History
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: L'Merchie Frazier
    awarded on: 2013-12-13
    amount: $10,000
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Odd Couples: Literary Feuds, Friendships and Falling-outs

    A four-part reading and discussion group exploring the works of four pairs of authors who were known to have a complicated relationship with one another.

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

    project director: Antonia Stephens
    awarded on: 2013-11-21
    amount: $500
    Research Inventory Grant

    City of Lowell Division of Planning & Development Collection

    Preservation of the City of Lowell Division of Planning and Development Collection.

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

    project director: Martha Mayo
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $1,500
    Project: Media Grant

    Whitin Documentary

    A pre-production grant to ValleyCAST for a script and trailer for a documentary about the Whitin family's mills in Whitinsville, MA and the employees in this company town.

    ValleyCAST
    Whitinsville, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Heather J. Riley
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Robbins House Exhibit Planning & Development Grant

    Core exhibit planning for the Robbins House, a home built by the son of slavery survivor and Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins in the early 1800s.

    Drinking Gourd Project, Inc.
    Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Linda Ziemba
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

    Re-Visioning Tomorrow: Emancipation for a New Century

    A series of six staged readings of plays from August Wilson's ten-play cycle about the lives of African Americans in the decades of the twentieth century.

    William Monroe Trotter Center for Black Culture and History
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Barbara Lewis
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Media Grant

    Reflections on Race

    Support for a script and trailer for a documentary film about the meaning of race in America.

    The Mirror of Race Project, Inc.
    Auburndale, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Gregory Fried
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Du Bois in Our Time

    Springfield-based programs featuring artists whose new work about the vision of W.E.B. Du Bois will be exhibited at the Umass Amherst Museum of Contemporary Art.

    University Museum of Contemporary Art
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Eva Fierst
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $7,500
    Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

    Agreeing to Disagree: Civility in Public Discourse

    Three one-hour radio segments taking a look at civility (and the lack thereof) in public discourse.

    WAMC
    Albany, NY, Albany County

    project director: Joe Donahue
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    1763 Peace of Paris Project Public Programming

    French-Canadian historical re-enactors take part in a public commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the treaty that ended the French and Indian Wars.

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

    project director: Donald C. Carleton
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Carnaval!

    An exhibit and programs exploring the history and culture of Carnival in eight communities in Europe and the Americas.

    Worcester Center for Crafts
    Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Honee Hess
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Splendid Splitters: Axes, Axemen, and the Building of the USS Constitution

    A video installation about how Old Ironsides was built by skilled boatwrights, focusing on the all important axe.

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

    project director:
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $3,849
    Project Grant

    Paul Revere Artisan and Businessman: The Enduring Legacy

    Design and fabrication of a display about the varied career and entrepreneurship of Paul Revere.

    Paul Revere Memorial Association
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Nina Zannieri
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Boston Book Festival 2013

    Three days of varied programs with multiple literary collaborators including authors of national repute.

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

    project director: Norah Piehl
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Emilie: The Marquise de Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

    WAM Theatre
    Lee, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Kristen van Ginhoven
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $9,980
    Project Grant

    "The American Media Revolution" Archival Collection

    An on-line exhibit and archive of images, film clips and sound files related to the early years of WBCN FM in Boston and protest movements on Boston Common.

    Filmmakers Collaborative
    Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Bill Lichtenstein
    awarded on: 2013-06-21
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Unlearning the Language of Violence

    Community conversations about violence in America by way of a series of public events, lectures, panels, oral history, film, literature, radio interviews or "town meetings," and online outreach.

    Veterans Education Project
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Susan Leary
    awarded on: 2013-03-15
    amount: $10,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    New Voices: Nantucket's Diverse Immigrant Population

    A complex and multifaceted oral history project to record the new voices and life histories of recent immigrants to the island.

    Nantucket Historical Association
    Nantucket, MA, Nantucket County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Betsy S. Tyler
    awarded on: 2013-03-15
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

    "I Have a Dream": Public Dialogues on the Unfinished Business of Emancipation & Civil Rights

    Six public events-in the Berkshires, Roxbury, Cambridge, Medford, Watertown and Worcester-that explore the unfinished business of the Civil War and the civil rights era.

    The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Margo Varea
    awarded on: 2013-03-15
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    Harvest of Voices - Cuentos de Lawrence

    A community-based oral history/musical theatre project drawn from personal interviews within the Latino community in Lawrence, collected by Spanish-speaking students at Merrimack College, and dramatized by playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez.

    Merrimack College
    North Andover, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Joseph Kelley
    awarded on: 2013-03-15
    amount: $5,000
    Project Grant

    Academy of Music Play Development

    Development of a play that tackles issues in the history of women's work, based on the life of the strong-willed Mildred E. Walker, box office manager at the Academy whose controversial promotion to interim manager became the occasion of a scandal, criminal accusations, and the loss of her job.

    Northampton Academy of Music, Inc.
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Debra J'Anthony
    awarded on: 2013-03-15
    amount: $2,000
    Scholar in Residence Grant

    Elizabeth Cadman White

    Research into the life of Elizabeth Cadman White (1685-1768), one of the first owners of the 1710 Cadman-White-Handy House, and her social, cultural, economic, and political environment.

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

    project director: Jenny O'Neill
    awarded on: 2013-03-15
    amount: $3,000
     <  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28  >