Saturday, September 22, 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday, September 23, 1 pm - 4 pm
Longyear Museum is participating in the Essex National Heritage Commission’s 11th annual Trails and Sails, with events at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses in Amesbury and Swampscott, Massachusetts. Activities at these two historic houses will be among the 100 free offerings throughout Essex County.
Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Swampscott
23 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01907
Come for a visit to Swampscott and hear about an extraordinary 19th century woman, Mary Baker Eddy, the first American woman to found a worldwide religion, Christian Science. There will be short guided tours of the house. Refreshments and 19th century games will be in the gardens, weather permitting.
Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Amesbury
277 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
Stop by the Mary Baker Eddy House in Amesbury for a glimpse into 19th century life with the Bagley family. The Bagley women were accomplished seamstresses. You will see some of their original work, amongst other furnishings and objects that once belonged to this Amesbury family. Learn who Mary Baker Eddy was and how she became acquainted with the Bagleys. Guided tours are thirty minutes long. Refreshments, 19th century games, and a needlework display will be out in the yard, weather permitting.
Please visit www.longyear.org/HistoricHouses for historic details about these houses.