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    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: “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 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: 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 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: “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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    The “Talented Ten” speaker series will host professionals in the community to discuss various topics of interest with a virtual public audience.

    Union of Minority Neighborhoods
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    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

    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

    An online virtual tour of 5 exhibits presented by Westford Academy Museum club members (students from the local public high school) presenting virtual tours to third graders.

    Westford Museum
    Westford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $1,725

    The Digital Accessibility for Historic Photos and Documents will digitize and publish the Historical Society's collection of more than 25,000 photos and digital preservation of history texts by mid-20th century FHS Director Librarians Barbara Cushing Crocker and Eleanora West.

    Fitchburg Historical Society
    Fitchburg, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-03-26
    amount: $3,100

    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

    A project to make improvements to ensure that the website, www.paulreverehouse.org, meets WCAG standards, in particular in sections where there is new content.

    Paul Revere Memorial Association/Paul Revere House
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    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

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