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.


The Royall House and Slave Quarters Receives Its Second $100K for 100 Grant from the Cummings Foundation

It is with overwhelming gratitude that we announce our museum’s second $100K for 100 grant from Cummings Foundation.

Our first grant enabled us to restore the Slave Quarters meeting room for use as a classroom for school field trips; supported school program staffing and bus subsidies, to ensure that students from low-income school districts could experience our site’s stories, and funded several much-needed preservation projects in the mansion and on the grounds.

This new $100,000 grant will enable us to utilize short-term professional expertise over the next 4 years to accomplish organizational goals in the areas of preservation, youth education, collections management, and diversity.

Shown here: Tammy Denease introduces Belinda Sutton, enslaved by the Royalls on our site, to Medford’s 5th graders in October 2015. She’ll return next month, again in character as Belinda, to meet the current class of 5th graders. Cummings Foundation will have funded student transportation costs for both of these programs.









The Royall House and Slave Quarters is featured in a new episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class

Thanks to our new friends Tracy and Holly at Stuff You Missed in History Class for this terrific video about the Royall House & Slave Quarters. It’s about 7 minutes long, and we truly hope you’ll spend the time, especially if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to tour our museum.
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