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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: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

2009 Massachusetts Poetry FestivalCultural Organization of Lowellmore

Support for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Cultural Organization of Lowell
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Suzz Cromwell
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Fitchburg, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Reading Lois Lowry: Discussing Young Adult LiteratureFitchburg State Universitymore

A reading and discussion series.

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

project director: Mary C. Durling
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $1,500
Project Grant
Bedford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Changing Lives Through LiteratureMiddlesex Community Collegemore

Support for transportation, books, and a meeting for instructors for the alternative sentencing program.

Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Jean Flanagan
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Discussion: Reading Grant
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Loyal Lesley Daughters: An Oral history of Massachusetts' Women Teachers, 1925-1965Lesley Universitymore

Programming and video production for the exhibit.

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Patricia Kramer
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Henry David Thoreau Birthplace: Interpretive Planning ProjectThoreau Farm Trustmore

Support to develop an interpretive plan for the newly-restored birthplace of Henry David Thoreau.

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

project director: Nancy Grohol
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Remaking Historic House Museums in the 21st CenturyWorcester Historical Museummore

A conference where staff, board members, and community leaders will explore sustainable solutions for house museums in the 21st century.

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

project director: Bill D. Wallace
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

John Brown and New EnglandAmerican Antiquarian Societymore

Programs in Worcester, Concord, and Boston, using Thoreau's "A Plea for Captain John Brown" to explore New England support for John Brown in 1859.

American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: James D. Moran
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $8,825
Project Grant
Clinton, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Russian Folklore Family Audio TourMuseum of Russian Iconsmore

Writing and recording an audio tour linking the museum's collection with Russian folklore and legend.

Museum of Russian Icons
Clinton, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Tara Young
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Winter Festival and ForumBoston Chamber Music Societymore

A winter series of forums and concerts about the relationship between time and music at MIT's Kresge Auditorium.

Boston Chamber Music Society
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Alan Mann
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Jews and Sufis: A Sacred BridgeDUNYAmore

A concert of Turkish Judeo-Sufi music at Brookline's Temple Beth Zion, followed by a panel of experts speaking on this tradition.

DUNYA
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Mehmet Sanlikol
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $4,250

A summer program for high school students in Holyoke and Springfield.

Hampshire Shakespeare Company
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: J. Lucinda Kidder
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Research Inventory Grant
Methuen, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Civil War Artifacts RIGMethuen Historical Commissionmore

Inventory and catalogue the Civil War-related materials in the city's historical collection.

Methuen Historical Commission
Methuen, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Alene Reich
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $1,500
Research Inventory Grant
Arlington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Schwamb Mill Business Records RIGSchwamb Mill Preservation Trustmore

Preparation for creating a database of all known workers at the Schwamb framing mill.

Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust
Arlington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Margaret L. Clarke
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $1,500
Project Grant
Ashfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

World War II Veterans' VoicesAshfield Historical Societymore

Expand the focus of an oral-history-and-photography project beyond Ashfield to include five other hill towns.

Ashfield Historical Society
Ashfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Jacqueline Cooper
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

3rd Annual AIA-MOS Archaeology FairArchaeological Institute of Americamore

Third annual AIA-MOS Archaeology Fair at the Museum of Science in the Fall of 2009.

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

project director: Ben S. Thomas
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Right Here in RoxburyDiscover Roxburymore

Resource guide and a script for a trolley car tour, called "Roxbury Then and Now."

Discover Roxbury
Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Marcia Butman
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $7,900
Project Grant
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

Springfield Public ForumSpringfield Public Forummore

A series of programs on two themes: equal access to quality education; and India in cultural, historical, and geopolitical perspectives.

Springfield Public Forum
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Patricia Canavan
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Media Grant
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Down the Fort, a Video DocumentaryDocumentary Educational Resourcesmore

An archive and documentary project that focuses on the Gloucester Sicilian fishing community known locally as "the Fort." The Down the Fort project seeks to create a permanent record of the neighborhood's history, and to open a multimedia channel for exploring the story of Sicilian immigration, the hard working families and members of the fishing industry, and the neighborhood's profile in a changing urban landscape.

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

project director: James Wehmeyer
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $9,750
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st CenturyPrimary Sourcemore

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century, a week long summer institute for K-12 teachers in Massachusetts.

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

project director: Deborah L. Cunningham
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Becket, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

Free PillowTalks at Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalJacob's Pillow Dance Festivalmore

Presentations about the colorful history and varied forms of dance.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Becket, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: David Barrett
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

World Wide Views on Global Warming: MassachusettsMuseum Of Sciencemore

One of six US consensus conferences for laypeople on the issue of global warming.

Museum Of Science
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: David Sittenfeld
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $8,274

Public programming to accompany the exhibit of South Danvers war correspondence.

Peabody Institute Library
Peabody, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Nancy Barthelemy
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $2,025
Project: Media Grant
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Yankees Fight the KaiserUniversity of Massachusetts Amherstmore

Archival research and the acquisition of WWI footage shot by the US Army Signal Corps for a documentary.

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

project director: Ed Klekowski
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little RockTheatre Espressomore

"The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little Rock" an interactive play for middle and high school students about the desegregation crisis of 1957, presented at the John Adams Courthouse.

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

project director: Derek Nelson
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
New York, NY, New York County

Harvard's Black 17Independent Production Fundmore

Trailer and script for "Harvard's Black 17", a documentary film about the African-American men enrolled in the class of 1963 under Harvard's first program of affirmative action.

Independent Production Fund
New York, NY, New York County

project director: Kent Garrett
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

Understanding Daily Life in FalmouthFalmouth Historical Societymore

Third and fifth grade curriculum units that use local history materials on colonial life, maritime industry, the War of 1812, and the life of Katherine Lee Bates.

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

project director: Carolyn T. Powers
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

"Karski", A Man Who Stood Up to EvilWorcester Hibernian Cultural Foundation, Inc.more

Marc P. Smith's new play about Polish resistance hero Jan Karski, who tried to stop the Holocaust by reporting to world leaders on the Warsaw Ghetto and the Belzec extermination camp.

Worcester Hibernian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Marc P. Smith
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

100 Faces of War ExperienceVeterans Education Projectmore

An exhibition of oil portraits of American soldiers and civilians who have returned from the theaters of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, at the Springfield Armory Museum; and related programming and materials.

Veterans Education Project
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Matthew Mitchell
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil WarSpringfield Museumsmore

An exhibit about the fight over slavery as it played out in Springfield, including the role of the African-American community, John Brown and the arms industry.

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

project director: Kay Simpson
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $9,950
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Sail Massachusetts 2009 Tall Ships Youth InitiativeSave the Harbor/Save the Baymore

Educator stipends and printed program materials for Massachusetts youth visiting the Boston waterfront to view the tall ships festival this summer.

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

project director: Bruce Berman
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Aquinnah, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

Oral Histories of AquinnahAquinnah Cultural Centermore

A multimedia exhibit featuring a changing selection of oral histories of Wampanoag elders taped during the past twenty years.

Aquinnah Cultural Center
Aquinnah, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Berta Welch
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Vietnam: A Television HistoryWGBH Educational Foundationmore

A public symposium centered on part of a PBS series on the Vietnam War. The discussion will be filmed and made available on the Web.

WGBH Educational Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Evie Kintzer
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Roxbury K-12 Education ResidencyActors' Shakespeare Projectmore

A partnership centered on a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Hibernian Hall involving eight Roxbury schools and organizations serving at-risk youth.

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

project director: Lori Taylor
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
Middleboro, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

We, the PeoplesMassachusetts Archaeological Societymore

A hands-on, primary source teacher education program on Native American history that utilizes artifacts from the Robbins Museum, and allows participants to design their own curricula.

Massachusetts Archaeological Society
Middleboro, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

project director: Mary T. Concannon
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Sailors Speak Promotional Campaign PackageUSS Constitution Museummore

The launch of the museum's new identity and permanent core exhibit, which will use the words of "Old Ironsides" crew members of to convey life at sea during the War of 1812.

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

project director: Anne G. Rand
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Hull, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

Boston Harbor Shipwreck WebsiteHull Lifesaving Museum, Inc.more

A web site based on its Boston Harbor Shipwreck Chart and companion book, "Shipwrecks and Nautical Lore of Boston Harbor," including primary source documents and images for each wreck.

Hull Lifesaving Museum, Inc.
Hull, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

project director: Victoria Stevens
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant
Hawley, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

Rediscovering Hawley's Old Town CommonSons and Daughters of Hawley, Inc.more

A historic site at the location of the old Town Common to be created by adding paths and signage as well as stabilizing cellar holes and dug wells that surrounded the old Meetinghouse.

Sons and Daughters of Hawley, Inc.
Hawley, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Raymond L. Gotta
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $10,000
Project Grant
Westport, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

Massachusetts Lafayette DayMassachusetts Lafayette Societymore

Public humanities programming on Lafayette Day, including a reenactment of the welcoming speech given the Revolutionary War hero Marquis in 1824, in the Senate Chamber, and other ceremonies and reenactments involving D-Day veterans.

Massachusetts Lafayette Society
Westport, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Alan Hoffman
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $4,000
Project Grant
Scituate, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

Minot's Light Traveling ExhibitScituate Historical Societymore

A pair of traveling exhibits on the history of the Minot Ledge Lighthouse and the story of the underwater archaeological search for its remains.

Scituate Historical Society
Scituate, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

project director: Robert S. Michelson
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant
West Harwich, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

The Minister and Mrs. SatanHarwich Junior Theatre, Incmore

An original play about the life of women's suffrage activist Victoria Woodhull, to focus in part on the adultery scandal referred to as the Beecher-Tilton Affair.

Harwich Junior Theatre, Inc
West Harwich, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Nina Schuessler
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000

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