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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: K-12 Grant
Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

The Figure a Poem MakesThe Mount: Edith Wharton's Homemore

A workshop on the reading and writing of poetry for Berkshire County elementary, middle and high school teachers.

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home
Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: David Dashiell
awarded on: 2006-09-15
amount: $3,700

Preproduction support for a documentary film that explores New England Native identity from the point of view of view of language preservation and loss.

Northeast Historic Film
Bucksport, ME, Hancock County

project director: Ben Levine
awarded on: 2006-09-15
amount: $10,000
Discussion: Reading Grant
Wakefield, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Understanding the Modern Middle EastLucius Beebe Memorial Librarymore

A library reading and discussion series focusing on the political history of the Modern Middle East (formerly a council-conducted program).

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
Wakefield, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Elisabeth Doucett
awarded on: 2006-09-07
amount: $500
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

Visions of AmericaSpringfield Museumsmore

Programming and resources to accompany an exhibit of Currier & Ives prints, including a panel discussion, an on-line version of the exhibit, and an exhibition/program brochure.

Springfield Museums
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Kay Simpson
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $9,500
Project: K-12 Grant
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Unmuddling the Modern Middle EastPrimary Sourcemore

A summer teachers' institute that will equip teachers with the knowledge and curricular resources necessary for teaching about the modern Middle East.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah L. Cunningham
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

The ASP Teacher Institute at Emerson CollegeActors' Shakespeare Projectmore

The Actors' Shakespeare Project's summer teaching institute on teaching Shakespeare, centering on their Boston production of Hamlet

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

project director: Sara Stackhouse
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Concord River Greenway Park Historical SignageLowell Parks & Conservation Trustmore

Interpretive historical signage (wayside exhibits) to be installed in the Concord River Greenway park, a large community project preserving land along the east bank of the Lowell portion of the Concord River.

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Kristin McCauley
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $7,978
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

Working Waterfront Documentation ProjectCommunity Economic Development Centermore

An oral history project that will be conducted in conjunction with the third Working Waterfront Festival, a celebration of the occupational culture of the commercial fishing industry.

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

project director: Laura Orleans
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $7,022
Project Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Mi Puerto Rico: Master Painters of the Island, 1785-1952Worcester Art Museummore

A bilingual audio tour and public programs in conjunctions with an upcoming exhibit, "Mi Puerto Rico: Master Painters of the Island, 1785-1952."

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

project director: Honee Hess
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

The Thoreau Collection at the Concord MuseumConcord Museummore

The publication of a catalogue of the Concord Museum's Thoreau collection that includes his desk, walking stick, flute, spyglass, and other objects.

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

project director:
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000

Educational programs for K-12 students using the Lexington Historical Society's collection of documents and artifacts and its three Colonial properties that figured in the Battle of Lexington.

Lexington Historical Society
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Susan J. Bennett
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $4,580

Preproduction of a documentary about Somali women adjusting to life in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Fund For Women Artists
San Francisco, CA, San Francisco County

project director: Julie Akeret
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $10,000
Project: Media Grant
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Spirit of ProvidenceUniversity of Massachusetts Amherstmore

The production of a documentary about the Sisters of Providence in Holyoke, Massachusetts, who founded public healthcare institutions in the region.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Elizabeth Wilda
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Our Commonwealth: The Massachusetts Experiment in DemocracyFriends of the Commonwealth Museummore

An exhibition of the foundational documents of Massachusetts including the 1629 Massachusetts Bay Charter, to be displayed at the Massachusetts Archives.

Friends of the Commonwealth Museum
Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Stephen Kenney
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $10,000
Project: Media Grant
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Scenes from a ParishDocumentary Educational Resourcesmore

Production grant for this documentary about three years in a multicultural Catholic parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Documentary Educational Resources
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: James Rutenbeck
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

Humanities Solo Historical/Literary SeriesPayomet Performing Artsmore

A summer series of eleven interactive living history performances.

Payomet Performing Arts
Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Jim Cooke
awarded on: 2006-06-09
amount: $3,740
Project Grant
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Women at WarNorthampton Center for the Artsmore

A theater piece based on oral history interviews with military women from Massachusetts who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Northampton Center for the Arts
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: John Hadden
awarded on: 2006-06-09
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

A Stroll through Paradise: Stepping into HistoryHistoric Northamptonmore

The installation of an "outdoor museum" of historic markers in Northampton.

Historic Northampton
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Kerry Buckley
awarded on: 2006-06-09
amount: $10,000
Research Inventory Grant
Littleton, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Littleton Historical Society RIGLittleton Historical Society and Museummore

The creation of an inventory of the journals and writings of three generations of the Harwood family. The final product will be a guide to the Harwood family papers.

Littleton Historical Society and Museum
Littleton, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Ann H. Himmelberger
awarded on: 2006-06-01
amount: $1,000
Research Inventory Grant
Plainfield, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Plainfield Historical Society RIGPlainfield Historical Societymore

The entering of historical deeds from the Dyer collection into a database to be made available at the Shaw Memorial Library in Plainfield.

Plainfield Historical Society
Plainfield, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Judy Williams
awarded on: 2006-05-23
amount: $1,000
Scholar in Residence Grant
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Men at Work: Overseers in Lowell's Ante-bellum Textile MillsCenter for Lowell Historymore

A study of the male overseers at Lowell's ante-bellum textile mills.

Center for Lowell History
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Martha Mayo
awarded on: 2006-04-07
amount: $2,500
Scholar in Residence Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Fashionable Accessories: Daveys HandbagsWorcester Historical Museummore

A study of the records and product samples from Daveys, a Worcester handbag company. The records now reside with the Worcester Historical Museum.

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

project director: Holly Izard
awarded on: 2006-04-07
amount: $2,500

A study of the development of the straw-braiding and textile industries in Stoughton and Easton from before the War of 1812 to approximately 1840, as reflected in the Hodges Collection of business ledgers and day books.

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

project director: Dwight H. MacKerron
awarded on: 2006-04-07
amount: $2,390
Scholar in Residence Grant
Andover, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Keeping the Harvest: Historic Foodways in the AndoversAndover Historical Societymore

Archival research into the artifacts related to food history held by both Andover and North Andover Historical Societies. Resources developed will be used for new programs.

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

project director: Juliet H. Mofford
awarded on: 2006-04-07
amount: $2,500
Scholar in Residence Grant
Cummington, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Twentieth Century Farming at the Bryant HomesteadWilliam Cullen Bryant Homesteadmore

A research project to determine the farming and dairying activities that occurred at the Bryant Homestead from 1900-1959.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Ellice Gonzalez
awarded on: 2006-04-07
amount: $2,497
Scholar in Residence Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Investigating the Crypt at Old NorthOld North Foundationmore

An investigation of the Crypt of the Old North Church to determine who is buried there.

Old North Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Christine Baron
awarded on: 2006-04-07
amount: $2,427
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

GMHC History of the Fishing Industry ExhibitGloucester Maritime Heritage Museummore

The planning, design, and fundraising phases of a permanent exhibit on the history of the Gloucester fishing industry.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Museum
Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Harriet Webster
awarded on: 2006-03-21
amount: $10,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Tick Tock Trolley Pilot ProgramCity of Walthammore

The development of routes and tours for a newly purchased trolley in the City of Waltham.

City of Waltham
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Alison Steinfeld
awarded on: 2006-03-21
amount: $10,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Fall River, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

Women Protecting USUSS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Incmore

An exhibit honoring the contributions of American women in all branches of military service as well as on the "home front" during conflicts from the Revolution to the present day.

USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc
Fall River, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Laurie Carlson
awarded on: 2006-03-21
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

Understanding Ourselves by Looking Back: Falmouth at WorkCommittee to Encourage Public Artmore

The publication of articles about industries formerly active on Cape Cod: Ship Building, Whaling, Cranberry Harvesting, Marine Sciences, and Woolens. The articles will be published in the Falmouth Enterprise.

Committee to Encourage Public Art
Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Jacki Forbes
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $2,200
Project: K-12 Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Off the Page and On the Deck: The War of 1812 in Sailors' Own WordsUSS Constitution Museummore

A teacher workshop for 40 teachers on techniques for using primary sources in the classroom.

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

project director: Anne G. Rand
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $4,970
Project Grant
Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

The Bankside Humanities SeriesShakespeare & Companymore

A series of free lectures and demonstrations, exploring a wide range of the historical and cultural aspects of the Renaissance, as part of the Company's Outdoor Bankside Festival of performances and events.

Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: Ariel Bock
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $4,500
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Freedom and Its Discontents, CANE Summer Institute 2006Classical Association of New Englandmore

Summer teachers' institute for classics teachers, with free public lectures on ancient philosophical theories of freedom.

Classical Association of New England
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Ellen Perry
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $2,000
Project Grant
Belmont, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

The Farm Where You Live Oral NarrativesBelmont Historical Societymore

The collecting of oral histories of people with experience of farming in Belmont between 1900 and 1950.

Belmont Historical Society
Belmont, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Jane Sherwin
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $2,400

Planning for an exhibit to introduce visitors of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum to the life of whaling merchant William Rotch, Jr.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Kate Corkum
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Over Time: Changes in Massachusetts TopographyEDCO Collaborativemore

A one-week summer institute on Massachusetts' history and geography for 25 teachers of grades 3-5.

EDCO Collaborative
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Eileen McSwiney
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $4,987
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

The Holocaust: A Challenge to the Achievement of Liberty and Justice for AllHatikvah Holocaust Education Centermore

A curriculum on the history and lessons of the Holocaust for high school and middle school students.

Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Robert Sternberg
awarded on: 2006-03-14
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

"Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre" at the John Adams CourthouseTheatre Espressomore

A two-year residency of the play at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston, a collaborative effort of Theatre Espresso and the Supreme Judicial Historical Society.

Theatre Espresso
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Derek Nelson
awarded on: 2006-03-14
amount: $10,000

To survey of the collection of the Westport Historical Society for artifacts and documents that relate to the history of the Society's headquarters, the Bell School, and its relationship with communities of Westport.

Westport Historical Society
Westport, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Jenny O'Neill
awarded on: 2006-02-21
amount: $1,000
Research Inventory Grant
Plainfield, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Research Inventory Grant - Plainfield Historical SocietyPlainfield Historical Societymore

Inventory of the Dyer Collection, letters and materials relating to the relative and changing importance of a mixed economy and mixed land use in Plainfield over the past 200 years.

Plainfield Historical Society
Plainfield, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Judy Williams
awarded on: 2006-01-26
amount: $1,000

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