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Thank you for a successful forum & dinner!
2018 governor's awards winners
Thank you to all involved for a fantastic forum and benefit dinner at the JFK Library last Sunday! The warmth and energy of the event were due in no small part to our terrific attendees. Well-deserved congratulations go out to Ellen Dunlap, David Harris, Nancy Netzer, and David Tebaldi, winners of the 2018 Governor's Awards in the Humanities. We couldn't have asked for a better send-off for David. Cheers!

Q&A with Brian Boyles
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Brian Boyles officially started as Mass Humanities Executive Director on October 15. We sat down with Brian to talk about his career so far, what drew him to this position, his vision going forward and more.

Grant deadline approaching!
grants deadline
If you work for a nonprofit or government organization that serves Massachusetts residents and have a great idea for using history, literature, or other humanities resources to augment a public program, take advantage of our grants! We support projects that use the humanities to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts. The LOI form for our Project Grants is due December 17th.
Support the public humanities with a contribution. You will help fund high quality public programs throughout Massachusetts.
Grantee stories & more
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The value of the humanities
"The humanities help people feel more connected to their history, their society, and their community." Nice piece on Mark Santow's 15-year involvement with the Clemente Course.

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Cemeteries as classroom
Cemeteries are more than final resting places: they can serve as opportunities for students, historians, and community members to learn about history in new and interesting ways--especially in Massachusetts.

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First issue of Atlantic published
On this day in 1857, the first issue of The Atlantic Monthly magazine was published in Boston. Its mission: create a distinctly American literary culture.

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Poor & disillusioned in America
Nine out of ten poor Americans are patriotic, despite facing very difficult circumstances. But not all are.

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Upcoming events
North Adams History Harvest
Volunteers will digitize your North Adams historical items, interview you, and help you care for your pieces of history. More Info
Shaping the Social Contract: Insights from the Women of Brook Farm
Living history presentation where you will meet Margaret Fuller, Sophia Ripley, and other remarkable women associated with Brook Farm. More Info
My African Family
Art event where youth will paint or draw what to them signifies an African family. More Info


Mass Humanities supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts.
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