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The Royall House and Slave Quarters seeks to promote understanding of the issues of northern Colonial slavery and the history of the property and its residents in the eighteenth century. The museum has a long history of productive collaboration with local educators and offers a range of school tours and programs. The Royall House and Slave Quarters has also undertaken to compile the key primary sources pertaining to the history of the property and its residents thanks to the generous support of MassHumanities.

An exhibit of archaeological artifacts from the site has been a central feature of the Slave Quarters since 2007 and was reinstalled in 2013.  The original interpretive panels provided a comprehensive introduction to daily life on the estate: Parallel Lives, Common Landscape: Artifacts from the Royall House and Slave Quarters.

The Royall House and Slave Quarters and its owners and residents have been the subject of important research and reflection over the course of several generations.  A list of further readings suggests resources for those interested in exploring these topics further.