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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.  

 
 
Project: Media Grant
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

Prison DogsCenter For Independent Documentarymore

Preproduction work on "Prison Dogs", a documentary featuring a program to train service dogs for veterans.

Center For Independent Documentary
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Katherine Robinson
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Discovering the Treasures of Spectacle IslandSave the Harbor/Save the Baymore

Archaeological day trips to Spectacle Island for urban youth from communities surrounding the Boston Harbor

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Bruce Berman
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

4th Annual AIA-MOS Archaeology FairArchaeological Institute of Americamore

Annual AIA-MOS Archaeology Fair at the Museum of Science, featuring ancient technologies.

Archaeological Institute of America
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Ben S. Thomas
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Norfolk, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

The Scourge of New England: An Oral History of the Norfolk Prison Debate TeamNorfolk Historical Commissionmore

Support to collect, transcribe, archive, and present oral histories of former Norfolk Prison debaters from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Norfolk Historical Commission
Norfolk, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Natasha Haverty
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

African Americans in Rural New EnglandPocumtuck Valley Memorial Associationmore

Creation of a podcast, tour map, and online resources for African American sites in Old Deerfield.

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Timothy Neumann
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Fitchburg, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Remembering GalileoFitchburg State Universitymore

Support for the public series, Remembering Galileo, including keynote speaker Dava Sobel.

Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Mary C. Durling
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Mapping Leather: A Look at Peabody's Industrial PastCity of Peabodymore

Creation of a Google Earth map of the leather industry in Peabody from 1939 through the 1990s, when the industry folded.

City of Peabody
Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Merritt Kirkpatrick
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $3,495
Project Grant
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Boston Book FestivalBoston Book Festival, Inc.more

The hosting of authors at the festival on October 16 in Boston.

Boston Book Festival, Inc.
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Emily D'Amour Pardo
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Media Grant
Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

The Popular Romance ProjectFilmmakers Collaborativemore

A documentary about romance fiction and its authors.

Filmmakers Collaborative
Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Laurie Kahn
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $10,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

Voices from the PortCommunity Economic Development Centermore

Ten audio segments based on interviews with a variety of workers in fishing and related industries.

Community Economic Development Center
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Laura Orleans
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $9,070
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

A Sailor's LifeUSS Constitution Museummore

A book about sailors in the U.S. Navy to accompany the exhibit, All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812.

USS Constitution Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Sarah Watkins
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

There's a Meeting Here Tonight!Revels Incmore

A production about the Hutchinson Family Singers, who shared stages with leaders of the abolitionist, women's suffrage, and temperance movements.

Revels Inc
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Kay Dunlap
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Table for 10: The Art, History and Science of FoodFive Colleges, Incmore

A series of exhibitions and lectures about food in Pioneer Valley museums.

Five Colleges, Inc
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Kevin Kennedy
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $10,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Thoreau Country: Mapping Henry David Thoreau's Travels in MassachusettsThoreau Societymore

Support for research and the creation of entries for an interactive online map of Thoreau's travels through Massachusetts.

Thoreau Society
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Susan E. Gallagher
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $3,500
Research Inventory Grant
Medfield, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

Beyond the GraveVine Lake Preservation Trustmore

Cataloging of gravestone inscriptions, conditions, and artwork in the four acre "Old Section" of Vine Lake Cemetery, dating back to 1651.

Vine Lake Preservation Trust
Medfield, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Robert T. Gregg
awarded on: 2010-05-20
amount: $1,500
Research Inventory Grant
Holbrook, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

Holbrook Photograph CollectionHolbrook Historical Societymore

Inventory of 2,500 photographs of Holbrook from the 19th through the late 20th centuries.

Holbrook Historical Society
Holbrook, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Edna Bowers
awarded on: 2010-05-20
amount: $1,470
Research Inventory Grant
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Metz Automobiles MaterialsWaltham Museummore

Inventory and createion of a finding aid for the Charles H. Metz and Waltham Manufacturing Company collection.

Waltham Museum
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Marie Wasnock
awarded on: 2010-05-20
amount: $1,500
Resource Center Grant
Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Fields Corner Collaborative ToursDorchester Historical Societymore

Training program, walking tour and guidebook to strengthen youth leadership skills.

Dorchester Historical Society
Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Jeff Gonyeau
awarded on: 2010-04-22
amount: $2,586
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

CoexistCenter For Independent Documentarymore

Editing of a classroom length version of "Coexist", a documentary about post-genocide reconciliation programs in Rwanda.

Center For Independent Documentary
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Adam Mazo
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $10,000
Scholar in Residence Grant
Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

New Perspectives on the History of Redware in Peabody MAPeabody Historical Societymore

Research on and interpretation of the Society's collection of redware pottery for an exhibit in 2011.

Peabody Historical Society
Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Heather Leavell
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $2,809
Scholar in Residence Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

The Relics of RebellionWorcester Historical Museummore

Research and interpretation of the Society's collection of military objects from the Civil War for a 150th anniversary exhibit.

Worcester Historical Museum
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Holly Izard
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $3,000
Scholar in Residence Grant
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

"In the Course of Their Cultivation"Gore Placemore

Transcription of farm journals, contextualize Gore Place farming of the Federal era, and integrate the information into a new farm plan.

Gore Place
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Tamar Agulian
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $3,000
Scholar in Residence Grant
Beverly, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Mohicans in Western MassachusettsTrustees of Reservationsmore

Research into Mohican cultural resources in preparation for reinterpreting the Mission House and Monument Mountain in Stockbridge.

Trustees of Reservations
Beverly, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Will Garrison
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $2,962
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

We Shall Not Be MovedCity Life / Vida Urbanamore

Creation of We Shall Not Be Moved, an exhibit about the Bank Tenant Association.

City Life / Vida Urbana
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Kelly Creedon
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

The Timon ProjectActors' Shakespeare Projectmore

Performances and scholar-led discussions of Timon of Athens for inner city youth and South Boston communities.

Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Lori Taylor
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Pilgrim Father/ Illegal SonChinese Progressive Associationmore

An exhibit juxtaposing the lives of pilgrim William Bradford (1590 - 1657), and an anonymous, undocumented Chinese immigrant now living near Boston.

Chinese Progressive Association
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Wen-ti Tsen
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

Truro Archaeology, A Hands-On ExhibitTruro Historical Societymore

Installation of a permanent, hands-on exhibit based on the historical society's collection of Native American artifacts.

Truro Historical Society
Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Deborah Minsky
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000

Creation of audio versions of the standard House tour in French, German, and Japanese.

House of the Seven Gables
Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Amy Waywell
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $4,750
Project Grant
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

Azorean Maritime Heritage ExhibitionNew Bedford Whaling Museummore

Creation of a multi-media exhibit around archival whaling footage, for the Azorean Maritime Heritage exhibition opening this fall.

New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Greg Galer
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to EmancipationPollard Memorial Librarymore

Programming to accompany Forever Free, a traveling exhibit of reproductions of rare documents about Abraham Lincoln and abolition.

Pollard Memorial Library
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Susan Fougstedt
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $1,658
Project Grant
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Henry David Thoreau Birthplace: Exhibit Implementation ProjectThoreau Farm Trustmore

Installation of the core exhibit for the Henry David Thoreau Birthplace, newly preserved and renovated as a "green" building.

Thoreau Farm Trust
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Nancy Grohol
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $4,600
Project Grant
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

The Judicial ReviewSomerville Community Access TVmore

Development of The Judicial Review, the arts criticism section of TheArtsFuse.com, a Web site for Massachusetts residents.

Somerville Community Access TV
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: William L. Marx
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial ProjectMargaret Fuller Bicentennial Committeemore

Programming to mark the bicentennial of the birth of Margaret Fuller, one of America's foremost nineteenth-century woman intellectuals.

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Dorothy M. Emerson
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Marblehead, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Marblehead-Grasse Sister City History and Arts ProjectTown of Marbleheadmore

Town-wide French and American programming on May 20 and 21, including exhibits, lectures, and performances.

Town of Marblehead
Marblehead, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Myriam Zuber
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $2,270
Project Grant
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

"Taking Flight" Exhibit PreparationNew Bedford Free Public Librarymore

Conservation and preparation of folio engravings from Audubon's The Birds of America for an exhibit opening this summer.

New Bedford Free Public Library
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Janice Hodson
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

More Than a NumberAmerican Textile History Museummore

Programming to accompany an exhibit of images of victims and survivors of the Cambodian genocide.

American Textile History Museum
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Sayon Soeun
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Discussion: Reading Grant
Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Jazz Reading Group at Dudley LibraryRoxbury Action Programmore

Reading group examining literature about jazz and the social and cultural issues around it.

Roxbury Action Program
Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: John Kordalewski
awarded on: 2009-12-28
amount: $1,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

TRUTH: A New Opera on the Life of Sojourner TruthOld Deerfield Productions, Inc.more

Support for writing of the libretto for a new opera entitled TRUTH, on the life of Sojourner Truth.

Old Deerfield Productions, Inc.
Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Linda McInerney
awarded on: 2009-12-11
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

The Harriet Jacobs ProjectUnderground Railway Theatermore

Support for educational materials and auxiliary programming to contextualize "Harriet Jacobs", a play based on the autobiographical narrative of a former slave who settled in Cambridge.

Underground Railway Theater
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Debra Wise
awarded on: 2009-12-11
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

The Places Poems MakeWorcester County Poetry Associationmore

Support for a workshop for Worcester high school teachers exploring connections between poetry and local history.

Worcester County Poetry Association
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Mark Wagner
awarded on: 2009-12-11
amount: $4,750

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