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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 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: 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: “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 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: “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: 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 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 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

    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: 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    A webinar series highlighting historically significant artistic relationships between artists from communities that have experienced systemic inequities in the Pioneer Valley.

    Valley Arts Mentors
    Holyoke, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $4,000

    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 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 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

    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 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 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 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

    A natural and cultural history video project highlighting the ecology and cultural history of the land at Tamarack Hollow.

    Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center
    Windsor, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $4,625

    Developing and implementing a vibrant digital volunteer program at Hatfield Historical Society, including Humanities input, staff and volunteer training, and the planning and creation of digital platforms to engage volunteers both now, during the COVID pandemic, and in the future.

    Hatfield Historical Society
    Hatfield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $4,449

    A website archive/virtual tour of the Gwozdziec Synagogue Project, by converting of a 3-D digital rendering of the Gwozdziec Synagogue roof and ceiling into a virtual tour video, and the building of a website portal for contextual history, process and material research information related to Gwozdziec Synagogue and other 17th century wooden synagogues of the Polish Lithuantian Commonwealth.

    Handshouse Studio
    Norwell, MA

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

    Design virtual workshops and adapt study guides supporting our virtual “Road to Tolerance” program for students in Boston Public Schools.

    Theatre Espresso
    Jamaica Plain, MA

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

    Two online exhibits and accompanying gallery talks about the history of the Black community of abolitionists and formerly enslaved in Florence, Northampton, Massachusetts in the two decades before the Civil War.

    The David Ruggles Center
    Florence, MA

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

    The Virtual Naumkeag Settlers to Salem Shippers education program will be a virtual education program available for students in grades 2-5 learning about colonial life.

    The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association
    Salem, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $3,367

    Implementing the digital exhibition of a program celebrating the culture and heritage of the long-standing Massachusetts commercial fishing industry, highlighting women both locally and abroad.


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

    Support for the acquisition of equipment needed to record, edit, and audio engineer productions for the Cape Symphony Digital Outreach Project, which will enable us to capture and develop the Symphony’s humanities-related programming and redirect it to a live-stream feed, or to record content for post-performance production for permanent online posting and distribution.

    Cape Arts & Entertainment (DBA Cape Symphony)
    Hyannis, MA

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

    Creating a web site enabling the museum to display and describe a collection of Lusophone artifacts which will include photographs, artwork, artifacts relative to the unique cultural complexities of Cape Cod's Portuguese speaking community: Cape Verdean, Azorean, Brazilian and main land Portuguese.

    Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center, Inc
    East Falmouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $2,810

    A virtual exhibition of the upcoming show Many Trails Muhheconeok: The people of the waters that never stand still. A digital platform will enhance the narrative of the exhibition through digital representation of the objects and space on the explore.berkshiremuseum.org website and expands the audience to serve those who are unable to visit the exhibition in person.

    Berkshire Museum
    Pittsfield, MA

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

    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

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