December 2010 archive

See Housatonic Heritage site for Berkshire history related events

Housatonic Heritage maintains an events page on their site, which currently includes Arrowhead’s holiday candlelight tours, Mass MoCA’s Deedle Deedle Dees, the educational rock band, and other Berkshire events of interest to history lovers.   Keep us posted about your events, and we will post them there!

W.E.B. Dubois: A Life Examined, course offered in Gt. Barrington

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life Examined taught by Du Bois scholar Dr. Homer (Skip) Meade is a four-part course exploring the many contributions made by this scholar, sociologist, environmentalist, human rights advocate, visionary and writer. Dr. Meade, with the assistance of the University of  Massachusetts Special Collections staff, will guide participants through a reading of …

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Free Teaching History Workshop for K-12 History Teachers

Free Workshop for K-12 History Teachers The National History Education Clearinghouse is offering their workshop on Saturday, January 8th at the Marriott Boston Copley Place during the American Historical Association’s Annual Conference in Boston. Register for this free workshop by emailing If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Rosenfeld at

Scholar in Residence funding at Mass Humanites, deadline

Scholar in Residence funding Looking for $3,000 to fund a scholar to conduct research in your organization’s collections? Need background research to better inform your programs and exhibits? Then apply for the 2011 Scholar in Residence grant! You must contact Patty Bruttomesso, Local History Coordinator no later than January 1st to discuss your proposed …

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Architectural Plans workshop in Boston

The Massachusetts Archives will be offering an Architectural Plans workshop on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 9:00 AM.  The workshop will cover the depth and breadth of the Archives collection of over 60,000 architectural plans. Archives staff will discuss the types of plans researchers are likely to find in the Archives, the kinds of information …

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Connecticut League of History Orgs: Awards of Merit

2011 Awards of Merit Call for Applications Do you know an organization or an individual in the history field that deserves recognition? Applications are now being accepted for the annual Awards of Merit. Awards categories include: * Project * Publication * Educational Program * Individual Achievement Deadline All applications must be postmarked by January 15, …

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Grant Writing workshop follow up

Web project assistance/ support and a consortium approach to working on projects are among the needs of local history related organizations, according to a survey of participants in the recent Fundraising/Effective Grant Writing workshop hosted by the History Alliance. Of the 24 participants in the workshop, which was held at the Lee Library on Dec. …

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