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Wistariahurst Awarded Mass Humanities SHARP Grant for programming in 2022

Recently, Mass Humanities awarded a grant of over $12,000 to support Wistariahurst’s project, Sustaining the Humanities at Wistariahurst. We were extremely gratified to receive Mass Humanities’ support, especially since Mass Humanities grant proposals are subjected to a rigorous review process.

The Foundation’s grant will support a project of great interest and importance to our community. Briefly, Sustaining the Humanities at Wistariahurst will provide multiple events, lectures and exhibits reflecting our diverse community that will engage our community in cultural learning opportunities throughout the year 2022. We are collaborating with local artists, educators, and performers to bring live and in person programs where we can learn about each other, learn about our history, and learn about how we can move forward as a community.  In the month of March, Women’s History Month, we have a slate of presenters discussing, exhibiting and sharing insights into the often-hidden work of women in our communities. Later, in the Summer and the Fall we are looking forward to collaborating with underrepresented groups to engage our community in conversation with a focus on listening and understanding.

As you can see this is truly a community-based project—one that looks at an important issue and engages people in conversation and thought. It’s the kind of work that lasts and has a positive effect on our town. Frankly, without Mass Humanities and its unique funding role in our state, Sustaining the Humanities at Wistariahurst would not have been possible.

Thank you Mass Humanities for empowering us to continue to engage with our fellow Holyokers.

About our Sponsor:

This program is funded by a SHARP Grant from Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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