June 1, 2011
The Baker family collection is a unique component of the historical holdings at Longyear Museum. These artifacts provide glimpses into the character of the family in which the young Mary Baker grew up. Through seeing books they read, objects they used for everyday tasks and home decor, and important papers they saved — including personal letters to each other — we learn of the qualities and relationships in the family that Mrs. Eddy knew and deeply loved.
The exhibit in the Patzlaff Gallery at Longyear Museum features some of those communications in both original handwritten and more recently produced audio formats. We have selected two of those audio recordings for inclusion in the Members’ Vault.
Left: Mark Baker, circa 1850 original tintype photograph. Baker Family Collection, Longyear Museum