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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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    Supporting one online event: Living with the Atomic Bomb: 1945-1965

    Museum of Russian Icons
    Clinton, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $500

    Supporting three online events: The Moses B. Paige Company: The Last of the Peabody Potteries Local 21's Quest for a Moral Economy Fire! Boston Burning

    Peabody Historical Society and Museum
    Peabody, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: The Slavery and Servitude Roundtable An Evening with a Garden in the Woods Loring Greenough Interpretation Fellows Presentation

    The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. DBA The Loring Greenough House
    Jamaica Plain, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Lunch & Learn: 400 Years Ago - A Look Back at Spring 1621 Lunch & Learn: 400 Years Ago - A Look Back at Fall 1621 Lunch & Learn: 400 Years Ago - A Look Back at Winter 1621

    Plimoth Patuxet Museums
    Plymouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Midcentury Modern in Fitchburg: Carl Koch's Fitchburg Paper Building Uruguay's World Cup Victory of 1951: A look at Soccer history Experiencing Fitchburg's Abolitionist History

    Fitchburg Historical Society
    Fitchburg, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: The Global Future of Devens The Unseen Foe: Camp Devens in the 1918 Influenza Epidemic The Four Legacies of Edith Nourse Rogers

    Fort Devens Museum
    Devens, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Honoring Edwin Noble the Winchester veteran who fought to save Poland from Russia w/Ellen Knight Abraham Lincoln & Leadership in Turbulent Times with Harvard professor & historian Nancy Koehn ‘Lest we forget’. Remembering the Holocaust with Winchester resident Jerry Blaine.

    Winchester Historical Society
    Winchester, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Author & Illustrator Talk: Twenty-One Steps - Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Solider The Cottingley Fairies: Doyle, Spiritualism, and a Hoax Plants Go to War

    Wenham Historical Association & Museum, Inc.
    Wenham, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Remember Me to Lebanon: The Story of Early Arab American Immigrants to Boston Boston's Haymarket and the Market District Otis House: Witness to History

    Historic New England
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: June Carmichael Fitzgerald, WWII WAVES and Parachute Rigger (1921- 2017) The Story of Allen and Mary Hinton - Entrepreneurs, Formerly Enslaved Addison B. LeBoutillier - Architect, Artist and Designer (1872 - 1951)

    Andover Historical Society
    Andover, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-05-17
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Lunchtime Conversation: Our Favorite Things Lunchtime Conversation: Caring for Historic Clothing Collections Lunchtime Conversation: Plymouth’s Industrial Past

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society
    Plymouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: The Black Community in Revolutionary Cambridge Three Centuries of Black Cambridge How Have the Arts Mended Cambridge?

    Cambridge Historical Society
    Cambridge, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Caulking with Evelyn Ansel Navigation with Amanda Madeira Knots with Michael DeKoster

    Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Inc. dba/Maritime Gloucester
    Gloucester, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Good as Gold: The Process of Gold Leafing a Frame. Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World The Artist's Enclave in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts

    Old Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust Inc
    Arlington, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe A Sign of the Times: WWI Poster Collection Murder & Mayhem in MetroWest Boston Book Launch

    Framingham History Center
    Framingham, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present Library Conversations: Wharton’s Men

    Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc.
    Lenox, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Redefining Heritage: Garbage to Gardens Redefining Heritage: Impactful Interactions Redefining Heritage: Art for Awareness

    Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.
    Salem, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Historical Overview of the Belchertown State School Book Talk with Kate Anderson: Images of America: The Belchertown State School Reflections on the Belchertown State School

    Belchertown State School Friends Association
    Belchertown, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Traveling Back Down Littleton Rd (Rt. 110) with Geoff and Bob

    Westford Museum
    Westford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $500

    Supporting three online events: Keynote Speaker: "From the Politics of Safety to Equal Protection for All" by Johanna Fernández There But for the Workers: Stories of Tragedy and Triumph “The Boiler Project" Revisited: What Does Safety and Justice Look Like in Lawrence Today?

    Lawrence History Center
    Lawrence, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: The Sheep at Gore Place What's Inside the Big Brick Building at Gore Place? A Virtual Guided Home Tour for Families My Farm at Waltham: Christopher and Rebecca Gore's country estate in Waltham

    Gore Place Society
    Waltham, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Local History Guild Part 1: How to Paint a Poem: Call for Poets Part 2: Ryder Renditions: An evening with Ryder and other poets

    New Bedford Whaling Museum (Old Dartmouth Historical Society dba)
    New Bedford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-04-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting one online event: Remarkable Photos of Leon Abdalian

    Jamaica Plain Historical Society
    Jamaica Plain, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $500

    Supporting three online events: “Entangled Lives:” A conversation on women and work at the PPH house in the past and the present. School Letters: Teaching with the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers Clifton Johnson: A Search for the Heart of America Picture Show and Lecture by William Hosley

    Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation, Inc.
    Hadley, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: “This Land is Their Land" “Whaling Captains of Color; America’s First Meritocracy” by Skip Finley, historian. Stories Behind the Stones

    Historical Society of Old Yarmouth
    Yarmouth Port, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Tom Denenberg: Wallace Nutting and the Invention of "Old America" George Schwartz: Collecting The Globe Colleene Fesko: Working title Martin Johnson Heade and the American Landscape

    Historical Society of Old Newbury
    Newburyport, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting two online events: Extending the Growing Season in Home Gardens WWII on the Homefront

    Sheffield Historical Society
    Sheffield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,000

    Supporting three online events: A Taste of Old Colony History -- Wheat Bars A Taste of Old Colony History -- Blueberry Pie A Taste of Old Colony History -- Pizza

    Old Colony Historical Society
    Taunton, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: LGBTQ Immigration and Migration from the 1950s to Today “CURED” Documentary Screening “When I Knew:” An LGBTQ Storytelling Event

    The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Women in the Wheelhouse, Women on Deck: Female Fisherpoets Round Robin Mothers, Wives, and Daughters: Stories from Fishing Families Virtual Dock-u-mentary: A Fish Story - Women as Industry Advocates

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

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Lew Paper, “In the Cauldron” Christopher Skaife, "The Ravenmaster" Joseph Bagley, "Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them"

    Falmouth Historical Society, Inc.
    Falmouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: Samuel Harrison Performance Mr. Noble Melancholy Moby-Dick Virtual Read-A-Thon

    Berkshire County Historical Society
    Pittsfield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: History of the shipping industry in East Boston From Abolitionists to Suffragettes Architecture of East Boston.

    East Boston Museum and Historical Society
    East Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting two online events: Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardner The Last Voyage of the Whaling Bark Progress

    Ventfort Hall Association Inc
    Lenox, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,000

    Supporting two online events: Virtual Lecture of Old Sturbridge Village’s Textile Collection Virtual Tour of New England on Parade Exhibition

    Old Sturbridge Inc.
    Sturbridge, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,000

    Supporting three online events: Urban Displacement in Boston, Past and Present: Urban Renewal Urban Displacement in Boston, Past and Present: Evictions Urban Displacement in Boston, Past and Present: Anti-Displacement Strategies

    The West End Museum
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting three online events: The Caged Man of Buckland The Durability of a Kennedy: JFK at War, 1937-1945 Marion Turner

    Longmeadow Historical Society
    Longmeadow, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $1,500

    Supporting one online event: Hatfield History Comes Home: Rediscovering the Lost Slides of L.H. Kingsley

    Hatfield Historical Society
    Hatfield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-29
    amount: $500

    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 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

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