• Welcome to Brian Boyles, our new executive director! Brian will take over duties from David Tebaldi in October.

  • Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Discussion Grant program for Literature & Medicine.

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The David Tebaldi Fund

David Tebaldi is retiring in October. In honor of his dedication to inclusive programming, our Board of Directors has established The David Tebaldi Fund and seeks contributions to it.


New Executive Director

We're proud to announce Brian Boyles as our new executive director. Brian will take over duties from David Tebaldi in October. Please join us in giving Brian a warm welcome!

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Find a Grant

We will award $450,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Deadlines for the rest of 2018 coming soon.

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Featured Grant: Chair City

Gardner was once the chair-making capital of the world but has now been virtually abandoned by industry. One Mass Humanities grantee is using the power of history to help people make sense of their situation, heal, and rebuild the community.

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9/4/18 6:30 PM8:00 PM
For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In "The Monarchy of Fear...  Learn More
9/10/18 7:00 PM
Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America's favorite novels. In "Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy:...  Learn More

Pilgrim Monument Completed in Provincetown

On this day in 1909, two young girls, using ropes and a pulley, helped haul the last stone into place to complete the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. The town's Yankee residents had long been seekin...
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