• Annual Symposium: We bring together outstanding journalists, scholars, and public officials each fall for a series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture.

  • Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Literature & Medicine program.

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Find a Grant

We will award $350,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Our next LOI form deadline is September 22nd.

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Chew on This!

Join us in exploring food in Massachusetts public history: what we grow, what we eat, and what it all means. The 2015 Mass History Conference comes to Worcester this June.

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Reading Douglass

He had Lincoln's ear, now lend him yours. Bring the words of Frederick Douglass to your community this summer. We have funding opportunities to support your event.

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Featured Grant: On Equal Terms

Young women vocational students face their futures in the trades. Melinda Hernandez spent her childhood in New York City and had become a jeweler’s apprentice after leaving college. The work was exploitative, and as a self-respecting Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx, she set out to find better work. A friend recommended a training program for women and Melinda enrolled, becoming one of the city’s first women in the union electrical apprenticeship.

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EVENTS

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4/4/15 10:00 AM11:30 AM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, ...  Learn More
4/4/15 10:30 AM12:00 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, ...  Learn More

Concord Women Cast First Votes

On this day in 1880, Louisa May Alcott and 19 other women attended the Concord Town Meeting. The year before, the Massachusetts legislature had made it legal for women to vote in school committee elec...
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