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Past Grants Awarded

Explore the Mass Humanities funded projects awarded from 2000 to the present.  Browse by grant type, city, region or keyword.  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news when grants are awarded.  

 
 
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    For the creation of a digital interactive component to an outdoor exhibit telling the story of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians in Berkshire County.

    Sheffield Historical Society
    Sheffield, MA

    project director: Paul O'Brien
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $1,440

    For the production of a series of interactive online exhibits of historical photos highlighting the culture and landscape of central Massachusetts, framed as a microcosm of the American post-war way of life.

    Photographic Preservation Center
    Cambridge, MA

    project director: Fred Mirliani
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $3,500

    For the creation of interactive story maps of two recent Pao Arts Center projects, Inside Chinatown and Love Letters, that will be featured on the Pao Arts Center website.

    Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
    Boston, MA

    project director: Cynthia Woo
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    For Combahee’s Radical Call: Black Feminisms (Re)Awaken Boston, an online program about Combahee River Collective and how its work still impacts racial, social, and gender justice.

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston, MA

    project director: Wanda Strukus
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    For the expansion of the Digital Danvers program to primary school-aged students and their families in Danvers and across the North Shore.

    Danvers Historical Society
    Danvers, MA

    project director: Laura Cilley
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    Phase II of an online virtual tour program about Ayer's historic Sandy Pond Schoolhouse, a National Register of Historic Places site, and Ayer's oldest public building.

    Sandy Pond School Association
    Ayer, MA

    project director: Irving Rockwood
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $800

    For the development of a widely accessible digital walking tour and virtual visit focused on the little-known story of enslaved and free Black people in 18th-century Deerfield, MA.

    Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
    Deerfield, MA

    project director: Jeanne Sojka
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    For the enhancement of online walking tour with the addition of interactive maps, new photographs, and other information as well as redesign for a more digital-friendly layout.

    Boston Women's Heritage Trail
    Dorchester, MA

    project director: Meg Campbell
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5

    For the creation of an online Local History Film Series which will feature rare footage related to the region's history.

    Springfield Museums
    Springfield, MA

    project director: Alicia Bono
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $3,900

    For the creation of a digital tour of three of the museum's historic houses and a walking tour of historic Gloucester.

    Cape Ann Museum
    Gloucester, MA

    project director: Miranda Aisling
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $4,989

    For the digitization of the Tewksbury State Hospital intake records, which when completed, will be accompanied by a genealogy program, a virtual exhibit, and a website redesign showcasing newly digitized content.

    Public Health Museum in Massachusetts
    Tewksbury, MA

    project director: Ashlynn Rickford
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $4,985

    For the Digital Native Connections and Ancestral Story Circles project.

    WAM Theatre
    Lenox, MA

    project director: Kristen van Ginhoven
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    An ongoing comprehensive digital initiative for the purposes of making valuable content available and accessible to the public, educational institutions, partnering organizations, and researchers.

    Cuttyhunk Historical Society
    Cuttyhunk, MA

    project director: Robyn Weisel
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    For production of an online version of the "A Changing Way of Life" section of our new permanent exhibit and downloadable discussion guides, as well as QR codes to enable in person visitors to listen to oral history excerpts presented at five listening stations on their cell phones. A variety of audio, video, and still images will enable visitors to explore themes of labor, immigration, the environment, family & community and sea stories.

    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.
    New Bedford, MA

    project director: Laura Orleans
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $3,750

    Offer Virtual Field Trips curriculum packages for students in grades 8-12 based on Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms which will explore America's democratic ideals and practice. Also provide Virtual Gallery tours of our new exhibitions for adults.

    Norman Rockwell Museum
    Stockbridge, MA

    project director: Ellen Spear
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $5,000

    For the production of an online virtual tour and program of the museums' campus that can be used by schools and teachers unable to come to the museums due to costs or COVID 19.

    Falmouth Historical Society, Inc.
    Falmouth, MA

    project director: Mark Schmidt
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $2,500
    Project Grant
    Wellfleet, MA, Barnstable County

    Before 1620 - Who Was Here?Wellfleet Historical Society & Museummore

    Research on the collection of Native American artifacts to prepare for a permanent exhibition on Native American history and culture in Wellfleet before 1620, and to pilot a mini-exhibit and produce programming this summer on the same subject.

    Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum
    Wellfleet, MA, Barnstable County

    project director: Sheryl Jaffe
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $10,000

    Community readings and a podcast series on the meaning of the Declaration of Independence to audiences today.

    American Repertory Theater
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Ryan McKittrick & Dayron J. Miles
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $15,000
    Project Grant
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    Act Up and Vote! FestivalCentral Square Theatermore

    Youth engagement project centered on voting as a civic practice. Funding supports outreach, panel discussions, and training of youth to lead reflection workshops that follow a youth-generated play about voting.

    Central Square Theater
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Kortney Adams
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $10,000

    Workshops with Lawrence high school teachers who want to bring Latinx history, art, culture and pedagogy into their humanities classrooms.

    Lesley University
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Martha Barry McKenna
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $9,855
    Project: Media Grant
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County

    A House Built by HopeAmherst Mediamore

    Short documentary and a second short film aimed at high schools and focused on how people helped each other during and after the Holocaust.

    Amherst Media
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County

    project director: Elsie Fetterman
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $11,250

    Research, analyze and interpret the history of enslaved laborers who harvested live oak for the construction of the USS Constitution.

    USS Constitution Museum, Inc.
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    project director: Sarah Watkins
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $10,000

    An Exploration of Past and Present in the “Kwinitekw” River Valley’s Indigenous Communities. Community dialog and lecture series on the past, present, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous communities in the Valley.

    Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
    Amherst, MA, Hampshire County

    project director: Olivia Stokes Dreier
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $13,706

    Two-week summer residential program at UMass Amherst for 14 underserved high school students from Holyoke and Springfield, using philosophy to think through the theme of identity and diversity.

    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Hadley, MA, Hampshire County

    project director: Julia Jorati
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $15,000
    Grant
    Hamilton, MA, Essex County

    Our Voices, Our PlaceHarbor Voicesmore

    Bringing residents together to narrate their families’ immigration stories and to use those stories to create an audio documentary and supporting laser show, with further events to inspire deeper reflection on the immigrant experience.

    Harbor Voices
    Hamilton, MA, Essex County

    project director: Stephanie Benenson
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $15,000

    Weekly classes on poetry for male inmates preparing to reenter society at the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department Pre-Release Center. Participants will discuss poems and write their own, exploring how language and storytelling are central to the ways concepts like crime and humanity are defined, becoming well-versed in a literary form that will complement their work on how to deal with common uncertainties about re-entrance.

    Hampden County Sheriff's Department, MA
    Ludlow, MA, Hampden County

    project director: Susan Goodwin
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $10,790
    Project Grant
    Milton, MA, Norfolk County

    Its Just BusinessForbes House Museummore

    The roots and consequences of the opium trade between China and the United States, connecting the Forbes family’s wealth derived from opium trading with contemporary debates about the opioid epidemic.

    Forbes House Museum
    Milton, MA, Norfolk County

    project director: Heidi Vaughan
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $10,000

    A take-home story and activity booklet on invention as a creative process and as local history, with teacher training to use it in the classroom, for all of Springfield’s first graders when they take a field trip to the Springfield Museums.

    Smithsonian Affiliations/Smithsonian Institution
    Springfield, MA, Hampden County

    project director: Tricia Edwards
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $9,988

    Development of a new guided house tour and supporting exhibit panels to tell the story of the domestic workers who lived at the house over its 100 years of occupancy.

    Gibson Society, Inc.
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    project director: Meghan Gelardi Holmes
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $5,300

    Recently incarcerated persons to tell their stories and engage the public in conversation about the challenges of life after prison.

    Communities for Restorative Justice
    Concord, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Nomi Sofer
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $15,000

    Five Schools Speak Out about Free Speech, pre-production for a feature documentary about free speech on college campuses today, with a focus on the 5 Colleges.

    Insight Productions, Inc.
    project director: Julie Akeret
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $15,000
    Project Grant
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County

    Making ChangeHistoric Newtonmore

    Abolition, Activism, and Social Justice from the 19th Century to Today

    Historic Newton
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Clara Silverstein
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $2,705
    Project Grant
    Belchertown, MA, Hampshire County

    Revolution Happened HerePioneer Valley History Networkmore

    Collaboration with local historical societies on a website highlighting items in their collections that reveal diverse, on-the-ground stories of the American Revolution in the Connecticut River Valley.

    Pioneer Valley History Network
    Belchertown, MA, Hampshire County

    project director: Juliet Jacobson
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $9,040

    A week-long educator workshop on teaching histories of genocide and survival, with an emphasis on Native perspectives.

    Center for Independent Documentary
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    project director: Adam Mazo
    awarded on: 2020-03-16
    amount: $15,000

    A discussion of voting rights and experiences with voting, focusing on past and present immigrant communities, with residents of The Point neighborhood in Salem

    North Shore Community Development Center
    Salem, MA, Essex County

    project director: Felicia Pierce
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500

    Writing workshops with those who are homeless, transitional, and recently-housed, culminating in publication of their works in The Pilgrim magazine and four public reading and discussion programs.

    Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Meryl Becker
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $1,757

    Family-size group discussions of Dr. Seuss' book Oh, the Thinks You Can Think, led by a graphic facilitator who translates children's ideas into pictures, which are then displayed on a knowledge wall at the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, the Museum's flagship event.

    Springfield Museums
    Springfield, MA, Hampden County

    project director: Jenny Powers
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    Our American StoriesCompany Onemore

    3 panel discussions, led by accomplished women of color, following 3 different plays in Company One's 2020 season, all connected by the theme of American stories.

    Company One
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    project director: Ilana Brownstein
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County

    Arts Equity SummitArts Connect Internationalmore

    4-hour panel and discussion event focused on problematizing the creation of monuments to memorialize historical events.

    Arts Connect International
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Allegra Fletcher
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,450
    Discussion Grant
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    Voting Rights ,Women's Suffrage and Fannie Lou HamerYWCA Of Cambridgemore

    Two discussions with Billie Jean Young, creator of a one woman show on labor and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

    YWCA Of Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Whitney Mooney
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,000

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