Mystic Seaport Museum is beginning a multi-year initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom  that will explore and reinterpret histories of New England to students, scholars, and a national public, challenging prevailing narratives about the region as founded on principles of liberty and justice for all.  The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, Mystic Seaport Museum, and Williams College will use maritime history as a basis for studying the relationship between European colonization, dispossession of Native American land, and racial slavery.

As part of this grant we will be running a summer youth intern program  for college and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in museum studies, anthropology, public humanities, maritime studies, or other related fields including Native American, African, or African American Studies. 

We are working on hiring a Youth Intern and Program Coordinator to run this program, in addition to helping on a new initiative at the Museum to serve more under-resourced youth.