September 20, 2010
Two special events were held last month at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Rumney, New Hampshire. Both gatherings drew visitors from Rumney and the surrounding region, including individuals who had heard about the house but had never before stopped in for a tour.
Photo at Left: Resident Overseer David Turner (left) with Scott Stephens, Executive Director of the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce.
On August 14, this historic house was open during the 91st celebration of Rumney Old Home Day. Guests enjoyed guided tours of the house, and nineteenth-century games were available outdoors for younger visitors. Celebratory activities took place throughout Rumney that day, including a fireworks display, frying pan toss, parade, community yard sale, and ice cream social.
Two days later, thirty members of the Plymouth (New Hampshire) Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered at the house for a networking event. The evening was co-hosted by Resident Overseers Paula and David Turner of Longyear Museum, and Rumney business owner Pat Costa. Guided tours of the house were followed by a picnic supper. One guest said, “we have lived [in Rumney] all of our lives and this is the first time we’ve been on a tour of this house!”
At the Rumney house — and all of the houses in the Longyear Museum collection — Mrs. Eddy’s story is rekindled as visitors cross the threshold to stand in the very rooms where she lived and worked. This landmark helps bring to life the history of one of the most noted women of her day in America.View All News