Sunday, October 15th
The Racial Justice Team is organizing after church field trips to the Royall House Museum and Slave Quarters (https://royallhouse.org/) in Medford on Sunday, October 15. Private group tours are unavailable on Sunday, so we will join public tours, with a maximum of 10 persons at 1pm and 2pm. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors/Students and Children under 12 are free. Carpooling is available. Groups will leave North Parish an hour before the tour. The Royall House and Slave Quarters functions as a site of memory. In the eighteenth century, the plantation was home to the Royalls, the largest slaveholding family in Massachusetts, and at least sixty enslaved women, men, and children whose forced labor helped build the Royall family’s wealth. As one of the only remaining freestanding quarters where enslaved people lived and worked in the North, the museum bears witness to their lives, to the intertwined stories of wealth and bondage in pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts, and to the resistance and political and legal activism of enslaved and free Black people in the eighteenth century. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up. Please specify if you are interested in the 1pm or the 2pm tour.