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Having the Life of Our Times: Reflecting on an Iraqi/American Mural Project
Community programming around an exhibit of 15 murals created by Iraqi and American children. The programming, which includes a play performance, film screening, panel discussions, and a dance performance, addresses such topics as the effects of violence on children and marginalized voices.
Northampton Center for the Arts
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Claudia Lefko
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $9,910
The Charlemont Forum: The Use and Misuse of Religion in American Political Life
A three-part series on the use and misuse of religion in American political life as part of its annual summer program serving the hill towns of Western Massachusetts.
Charlemont Federated Church
Charlemont, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Susan S. Purdy
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $6,300
Extreme Sport: Jousting Then and Now
An interactive exhibit entitled "Extreme Sport: Jousting Then and Now," which will examine the role jousting had in Medieval times and explore the larger implications of the period's warfare and history. The exhibit features flip-books, virtual activities, and computer learning tools.
Higgins Armory Museum
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Jeffrey L. Forgeng
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $5,000
Stonehurst Permanent Exhibits and Signage Project
Creation of permanent signage that will educate the public about the historic value and significance of Stonehurst, a late 19th-century house owned by well-known reformers Robert Treat and Lydia Lyman Paine. The house and grounds were designed by H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted, respectively.
Stonehurst, Robert Treat Paine Estate
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Ann Clifford
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $5,000
Worcester's Blackstone Canal Horse and Wagon Tours
Expansion of the horse and wagan tours training program and hiring of additional students to become living-history guides and perform public education tours about the area using horse-drawn hay wagons.
Canal District Alliance
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Elizabeth Bacon
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $10,000
Visitor Orientation Exhibition: A New Vision for New Audiences
Development of a new exhibit that examines issues of environmental responsibility, communal living, sustainable agriculture, and other core values of the Shaker community.
Hancock Shaker Village
Pittsfield, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: Lesley Herzberg
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $5,000
Hit and Run History: The Columbia Expedition
Creation of a website and social media campaign for its public television series, The Columbia Expedition, which chronicles the exploration credited with jumpstarting the Massachusetts economy after the Revolutionary War.
Cape Cod Community Media Center
South Yarmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Andrew G. Buckley
grant type: Project: Social Media Outreach Grant
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
StoriesLive - Storytelling and High School Story Slam Project
Storytelling programs in 10 public high schools that will enhance intellectual skills and public speaking and culminate in a regional "story slam" competition.
Massmouth, Inc.
Brookline, MA, Norfolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Norah Dooley
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
Time Traveling Through Franklin Park
Creation of two tours and a brochure about Frederick Law Olmsted's Franklin Park, known as the "Jewel of the Emerald Necklace."
Franklin Park Coalition
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Lanae Handy
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $5,000
The Carlos Arredondo Project
Production of a trailer for a film that explores the concept of patriotism, with focus on the story of Carlos Arredondo, a Costa Rican immigrant whose oldest son Alexander died in combat in the war in Iraq.
Center For Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: janice rogovin
grant type: Project: Media
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
From Cultural Conflict to Common Ground
A series of events designed to raise consciousness on the realities and impact of war, particularly those relating to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Veterans Education Project
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Rob Wilson
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $9,350
Community Nights & Conversations
A series of panel discussions that will follow the performances of four plays during the company's Winter Festival: "Cymbeline","Antony & Cleopatra", and two contemporary plays, "The Hotel Nepenthe" and "Living in Exile". The grant will also subsidize free community performances and open rehearsals.
Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Lori Taylor
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $5,000
The David Walker Memorial Project
An educational forum directed at the city's youth concerning the life and work of David Walker, a pioneering figure in the abolitionist movement and precursor to Frederick Douglass.
Community Change, Inc
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Paul Marcus
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $5,000
Left on Pearl: Women Take Over 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
A social media coordinator will expand awareness of the documentary film "Left on Pearl: Women Take Over 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge", which explores 1970s feminist activism in Boston.
888 Women's History Project, Inc.
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Susan Rivo
grant type: Project: Social Media Outreach Grant
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
What's the Big Idea?
Development of the pilot segment of a film series for middle school classrooms that will use situations from popular movies to explore issues involving ethics and moral choices.
Northampton Arts Council
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Julie Akeret
grant type: Project: Media
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
Mother of All Strikes: Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 Centennial Exhibit
Development of a permanent multimedia, multilingual exhibit on the Bread and Roses Strike. The exhibit will be mounted at the Everett Mill, where the historic strike began.
Lawrence History Center/Immigrant City Archives
Lawrence, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Barbara Brown
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
The Banjo Project: The Story of America's Instrument
Enhancement of the website and social media campaign for "The Banjo Project: The Story of America's Instrument", a film to premiere on PBS that traces the compelling intersections of art, the humanities, race, and class that the banjo represents.
Center For Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Marc Fields
grant type: Project: Social Media Outreach Grant
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $10,000
Tories, Timid or True Blue? Teacher Workshop
Teacher workshops that train middle and high school educators to use a website that will allow them, and ultimately their students, to work with primary source documents from the Revolutionary War period.
Old North Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Elisabeth Nevins
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $4,000
Henry Wilson Exhibit
Reinvention of the exhibition on the important, but unheralded, abolitionist politician, Henry Wilson. The exhibit will feature new interactive materials and become more accessible to children
Natick Historical Society
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Jennifer Hance
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $5,000
Lowell Speaks of Jack: An Audio Tour of the City Through the Life and Works of Jack Kerouac
Audio archive of 175 interviews concerning acclaimed writer and native son, Jack Kerouac. The project will result in a permanent oral history walking tour in Lowell.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Michael Millner
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $5,000
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