Past Grants Awarded

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    Discussion Grant

    Reading Frederick Douglass Together Family Day and Community Round Table Discussion

    A reading and round table discussion of Douglass's speech on the meaning of the 4th of July.

    Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum
    Adams, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Cassandra Peltier
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $394
    Research Inventory Grant

    Preservation of Auburn's Winfried P Sommerfeld Photographic Archive

    Inventory, organization, and digitization of items from the collection of photographer Winfried Sommerfeld.

    Photographic Preservation Center
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Fred Mirliani
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    The Eugene Tappan Papers

    Reparation and digitization of the papers of Eugene Tappan (1840-1908), the town's first historian, and creation of a finding aid.

    Sharon Public Library
    Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Lee Ann Amend
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Jack Kerouac Comes Home Again: Bringing Kerouac's Manuscripts Back to Lowell, Massachusetts

    Creation of a finding aid for a collection of Jack Kerouac's papers recently gifted to the University.

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

    project director: Michael Millner
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Mansfield Public Library Local Newspaper Digitization Project

    Digitization of 30 reels of the Mansfield News, a local newspaper dating back to 1873.

    Mansfield Public Library
    Mansfield, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Whitney Brown
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,000
    Research Inventory Grant

    Half-Hulls in Hanover: Inventorying One Town's Shipbuilding Past

    Support for the production of an annotated catalog of documents and artifacts related to the history of shipbuilding on the North River.

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

    project director: John Galluzo
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,000
    Discussion Grant

    Environmental Challenges in the Berkshires Symposium

    A free symposium in conjunction with a performance of "Fall Springs," a dark musical comedy about environmental disaster.

    Barrington Stage Company
    Pittsfield, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Martin Mansfield
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant

    Reading Frederick Douglass Together

    A community reading and discussion of Douglass's speech on the meaning of the 4th of July.

    Old Parish Preservation Volunteers, Inc.
    Norwood, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Patricia Fanning
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $500
    Discussion Grant

    Reading Frederick Douglass and Founding Documents in Plainfield, 2019

    A reading and discussion of Douglass's speech on the meaning of the 4th of July, as well as a follow-up discussion of the Massachusetts State Constitution.

    Shaw Memorial Library
    Plainfield, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Erik Burcroff
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,200
    Discussion Grant

    From the Declaration of Independence Through the Long Civil Rights Movement

    A public reading and discussion of Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July."

    The Robbins House
    Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Nichole A. Turpin
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $600
    Discussion Grant

    Building Bridges at the Great Falls: Native Roots and Current Challenges

    Funding for two events for participants to experience and reflect upon Native culture and presence in Western Massachusetts.

    Institute for Environmental Awareness
    Petersham, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

    project director: Elyssa Serrilli
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant

    What to the Negro is the Fourth of July?

    A reading and discussion of Douglass's speech on the meaning of the 4th of July.

    Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center
    Brewster, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Barbara Burgo
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $1,500
    Discussion Grant

    We Read Frederick Douglass as a Community: One Voice, Many Languages

    Join us for a community reading and discussion of Douglass's speech on the meaning of the 4th of July.

    Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Association
    Brockton, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

    project director: Madeline M. Smith
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $500
    Discussion Grant

    Incorporating the Arts and Humanities in Death and Dying Education

    A series of 4 lecture/small-group discussion events to support conversations about end-of-life planning.

    Good Shepherd Community Care
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Arlene Lowney
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Research Inventory Grant

    Lee Historical Society Archive Inventory and Finding Aid

    Inventory and creation of a finding aid for Lee Historical Society's collection.

    Lee Historical Society
    Lee, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Millard Eckert
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,000
    Discussion Grant

    Chester Theatre Company's 2019 Panel Discussion Series

    A series of four scholar-led post-performance discussions.

    Chester Theatre Company
    Chester, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Daniel E. Kramer
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $2,310
    Discussion Grant

    New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series

    A series of 4 films at the New Bedford Whaling Museum followed by a panel discussion and conversation with the audience.

    South Coast LGBTQ Network
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Paul Cassidy
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant

    Encountering History Using Innovative and Disruptive Narratives

    A series of scholar-led discussions, accompanying a performance that tells the story of one of the first Native Hawai'ian missionaries to travel to New England.

    Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
    Honolulu, HI, Honolulu County

    project director: Neal Hitch
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant

    Her Story Is: The Effects of War on Collaboration Between Iraqi and U.S. Women Writers

    A moderated discussion as part of the Her Story project.

    Fort Point Theatre Channel
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Jennifer Jean
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,000
    Discussion Grant

    The Unfinished Agenda of Frederick Douglass in the 21st Century: Which Way is the Arc of Justice Bending Today?

    A July 3rd reading and discussion of Douglass's speech on the meaning of the 4th of July, and a follow-up discussion in September.

    New Lynn Coalition
    Lynn, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Wendy Joseph
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant

    Class and Culture in the Gilded Age Berkshires: Through the Early Lens of James VanDerZee and Pen of W.E.B. Du Bois.

    A lecture and moderated discussion that is part of The Mastheads 2019 season.

    City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development
    Pittsfield, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Tessa Kelly
    awarded on: 2019-05-13
    amount: $3,500
    Project: Negotiating Social Contract Grant

    Making Lowell's Immigration and Refugee History Accessible in the Classroom

    Completion of a digital site on the history of immigration to Lowell, with a particular emphasis on immigration since 1965 to make often scattered information publicly available.

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

    project director: Ingrid Hess
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $12,500
    Project: Negotiating Social Contract Grant

    America Transformed: Mapping Land and Dispossession in the 19th Century

    Public programming, a teacher institute, and interpretive materials to accompany a two-part exhibit using maps to examine the history of U.S. expansion and Native American dispossession in the 19th and 20th century.

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

    project director: Michelle LeBlanc
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $14,817
    Project: Negotiating Social Contract Grant

    The Chinese and the Iron Road

    Funding to host a traveling exhibit created by the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Stanford University in addition to public programs refocusing commemorating the transcontinental railroad on the experience of Chinese workers who did much of the labor.

    Leominster Public Library
    Leominster, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: May Lee Tom
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $4,950
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence, Performance and Discussion Series

    Support for BPS and BHCC students to engage in the history and culture of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood through researching, rehearsing, performing, and leading community discussions of "Roxbury Strong," a play based on archival research and oral histories with residents.

    Boston Public Schools
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Ron T. Jones
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $14,500
    Project: Negotiating Social Contract Grant

    The Story of the First Encounter at Eastham: from Conflict to Community

    For research and writing of a revised history of the first encounter between Pilgrim settlers and Native people that will be used as the basis for web-content and programming leading up to 400th anniversary commemorations in 2020. Project programs will make the public narrative newly relevant by connecting it to crises and challenges faced by Cape residents today.

    Eastham Public Library
    Eastham, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Debra Dejonker-Berry
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Media Grant

    Camera Kids - Genocide Victims and Genocide Perpetrators

    Production of a multimedia project for the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide this year in addition to creation of the trailer in for a film featuring three three men orphaned by the Rwandan genocide who teach photography as a healing practice to vulnerable children around the world, including at the Home for Little Wanderers in Boston.

    The Ground Truth Project
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Beth Murphy
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Negotiating Social Contract Grant

    Cross-Cultural Perceptions vs. Reality Through Global Conversations

    Funding for a project engaging the island in cross-cultural conversations, with a thematic focus on the experiences of immigrants and refugees and an interest in teaching cultural literacy by having students actually converse with people from other countries.

    Martha's Vineyard High School
    Oak Bluffs, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Kevin McGrath
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $9,250
    Project: Media Grant

    "Lucio" Documentary Film Treatment and Trailer

    Production of a treatment and trailer to aid in production of a feature-length documentary film exploring U.S. immigration from Central America and the current sanctuary movement through the story of Lucio, an immigrant from Guatemala who came to the U.S. illegally and who entered sanctuary in the First Congregational Church in Amherst in 2017 after receiving deportation orders.

    Warren Plaut Charitable Trust
    Granby, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Kate Way
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    What Our Voices Carry

    A collaboration between formerly incarcerated women, a scholar, facilitators, and a playwright to create a performance exploring the history of incarceration and its connection to the women's personal experiences.

    Hispanic Resource, Inc.
    West Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Gretchen Krull
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Media Grant

    Orchestrating Change

    Support for the distribution phase of a feature-length documentary film about the Me2/Orchestra in which half the musicians are diagnosed with mental illness.

    Me2/Orchestra
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Margie Friedman
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $14,795
    Project Grant

    Sweet Souls: Voices from the Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge

    Funding to conduct and interpret 12 oral histories with affiliates of Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, a 112-year-old settlement house, adding under-documented narratives into the archives that address the relationship between providers and patrons in the settlement house movement, and reflect on how such settlement houses were transformed by patrons who became providers.

    Cambridge Historical Society
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Marieke Van Damme
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $7,500
    Project Grant

    To do the good I expected: Robert Roberts - Domestic Servant, Author, Abolitionist

    Development of a tour focused on the life, writing, and activism of Robert Roberts, a leader in Boston's free black community and a servant at Gore Place. The tour emphasizes the value of labor over the denigration of service and explores the relationship between work, life, and activism, and the challenge of trying to change the world while also surviving in it.

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

    project director: Susan Robertson
    awarded on: 2019-03-15
    amount: $7,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    For the Record: LGBTQ+ Worcester

    Support for a project that will fill a gap in Worcester Historical Museum's collections and result in an exhibition and related programming during 2019, the 50th anniversary of New York's Stonewall Uprising.

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

    project director: Bill D. Wallace
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Translating Words and Worlds: Poetry Inside Out with ESL Teachers and Their Multilingual Students

    Support for curricular development, a semester-long seminar for ESL teachers, and stipends for ESL teachers to learn and implement Poetry Inside Out, a translation-based approach to literary interpretation, in their ESL classrooms.

    Clark University
    Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Sarah Michaels
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $14,998
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Visions of Labor: Film and Worker Voices

    Support for a project using film to help local workers see their work lives as worthy of attention, and as a part of a historical trajectory in which they are agents, including a three-day digital story-telling workshop, solicited video submissions from local workers, a 1 1/2 day conference and a website showing workers' videos.

    University Of Massachusetts Amherst
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Patricia A. Greenfield
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer

    Support for the final planning stages of an interactive educational website on Isaiah Thomas that will introduce children, particularly high school students, to archival material.

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

    project director: James D. Moran
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $14,935
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    Radical Interconnectedness Festival Follow-up Public Panel Conversation

    Support for historical, contextual, and interpretive conversations between scholars, artists, and participating audience on art expressing the stories of marginalized social groups.

    Eggtooth Productions
    Greenfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

    project director: Linda McInerney
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $7,500
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

    100 Years Later: THe Great Molasses Flood Revisited

    A series of three panel discussions exploring Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919, on its 100th anniversary.

    Old South Meeting House
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Erica B. Lindamood
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $3,000
    Project: Negotiating Social Contract Grant

    Boston Through a Wider Lens: Communities of Color and the Narrative of Freedom

    Support for a five-day summer teacher workshop highlighting historic sites in Boston where communities of color struggled for recognition and inclusion in the social contract.

    UMass Boston CANALA Institutes
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Elena Stone
    awarded on: 2018-12-14
    amount: $14,047
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