Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the North Adams Public Library and the North Adams Historical Society, have announced that they have received a $15,000 grant from Mass Humanities in support of “Historic North Adams,” a long-term, digital public humanities asset for the community, and funding for an inaugural “History Harvest” event to celebrate the history of work in North Adams.

The project, managed by the History Department at MCLA, will design and launch “Historic North Adams,” a cloud-based website and mobile application that will allow for the long-term sharing and dissemination of local history. Dr. Ely Janis, associate professor of history at MCLA, project co-director and humanities scholar, will oversee the entire project.