News and Events

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures and book talks are held in the Slave Quarters located at 15 George Street in Medford, Massachusetts. Visit our Directions and Map page for more information. 

Holiday Shopping Day

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Our museum gift shop at 15 George Street, Medford MA will be open for holiday shopping on Saturday, December 8th this year. Shop for handcrafted items including organic soaps, tumbled shard brooches, hand-dipped beeswax candles, and eighteenth-century games, toys, and crafts. Museum cards, bookmarks, magnets, and mugs make perfect gifts.

An assortment of fiction and nonfiction for adults and children — with several titles autographed by their authors — will appeal to history lovers of any age.

All proceeds support the work of the Royall House & Slave Quarters.

Passage at St. Augustine: Film and Discussion

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The award-winning Passage at St. Augustine documents an event in a southern town that divided the community along racial lines, generating national and international news, and ultimately effecting change.

The hour-long film by Clennon L. King is about the bloodiest campaign of the Civil Rights movement that unwittingly leveraged the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing Jim Crow segregation from coast to coast.

After the screening, the filmmaker will engage the audience in a discussion of the history, impact, and legacy of race in the narrative just seen — and in the here and now. Clennon L. King is an Emmy-nominated journalist, historian, and documentary filmmaker with 30+ years of experience in visual storytelling. He speaks nationally on the history, legacy, and impact of race in America.