Events

Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 AM4:00 PM
Join us for celebrations and explorations of African life and culture! We will dance, play, socialize, and more! Each Saturday will also have a special theme with activities for children and their families; this week, the theme is African Musical Instruments.
Monday, May 1, 2017 7:30 PM9:00 PM
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, University of Delaware professor of Black American Studies and History, will discuss and sign her new book in the only remaining freestanding slave quarters in New England, located next to the 18th-century mansion of the Massachusetts colony's largest slaveholding family. This program is part of the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area's annual "Hidden Treasures" celebration.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 PM
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her novels include "The Blind Assassin," winner of the Booker Prize; "Alias Grace," which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; and "The Robber Bride," "Cat's Eye," and "The Handmaid's Tale" -- coming soon as a TV series with MGM and Hulu. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. Doors will ooen at 5:30. Parking will be available at the Davis parking garage, located across from Alumnae Hall.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:30 PM9:00 PM
Princeton University history professor Wendy Warren's book links the growth of the northern colonies to the Atlantic slave trade, demonstrating how New England's economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. Warren documents how Indians were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and reveals how colonial families like the Winthrops were motivated not only by religious freedom but also by their slave-trading investments. "New England Bound" punctures the myth of a shining "City on a Hill."
  • Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George Street
  • Medford, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: 781-396-9032
  • web: www.RoyallHouse.org
  • email: Director@RoyallHouse.org
  • cost: Free for RH&SQ members; $5 non-members.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 PM5:00 PM
Join the Framingham History Center for a tour of many sites. From a 1749 gambrel owned by Henry Ford to a charming cape-style cottage. See website for more information. Don't miss refreshments at a stunning new office space in a former Saxonville Mill warehouse with cutting-edge design incorporating the mill's history.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:00 PM2:30 PM
This talk and discussion will focus on Boston's Hidden Sacred Spaces.

Exhibits

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:00 PMSaturday, April 29, 2017 4:00 PM
The Framingham History Center is unveiling an exhibition of its extensive costume collection with fashions ranging from tea-gowns to flapper dresses to an elaborate kimono representing the influence of Japanese design on ladies' salons across the country. These styles and the stories of the women who wore them provides a fascinating glimpse into their lives, their times, and their town. Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.). Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays.

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