“These grants will help ensure that the unique cultural resources in the Plymouth and Barnstable District continue to benefit our communities today and for many years to come,” Senate President Therese Murray said in a release. “Our cultural institutions are critical to the character of our Commonwealth and by investing in these institutions we are promoting economic activity and creating jobs while strengthening our art, history and science organizations. Supporting our cultural facilities and bolstering local tourism have always been top priorities throughout my career in the Senate.”
“We’re deeply grateful to the Senate President for her steadfast support for the nonprofit cultural sector,” MCC Executive Director Anita Walker said. “She understands that the arts, humanities, and sciences are key to the success of our state’s tourism economy, while adding so much to the quality of life in our communities.”
Local recipients awarded grants include:
- Plymouth Cultural Council: $9,080
- Manomet, Inc.: $26,600 to conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations; and through research and collaborations build science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.
- Plimoth Plantation: $45,700 to offer powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the colonial English community in the 1600s; and to encourage a new level of understanding about present-day issues affecting communities around the world through exhibits, programs, live interpreters, and historic settings.
- Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra: $5,000 to present excellent professional symphonic music to the broadest possible audience and to encourage a life-long love of music through a variety of educational programs.