Recent MHS Grant Announcements - August
Support Received From Mass DOE and NEH
The MHS’s Education and Public Programs department has had a busy but successful summer, continuing their focus on teaching teachers. The Society was chosen as one of two institutions in the Commonwealth to partner and provide a history-based summer content institute for teachers funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education. The MHS worked with the American Antiquarian Society to develop and deliver a five-day program that used the theme Defining Freedom to explore four time periods through scholarly presentations and document-based workshops both in Boston and Worcester.
In August, the MHS learned it was awarded a $160,000 Landmarks of American History and Culture grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and present two one-week workshops entitled "At the Crossroads of Revolution: Lexington and Concord in 1775." The summer 2010 workshops, presented with Minute Man National Historic Park, will serve 80 high school teachers from across the country.