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May 10, 2010
Powerful lessons from some of the younger pioneers of the Christian Science movement are brought out in a Longyear Museum exhibit now on display at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. The exhibit is a gift to Principia from Longyear Museum.
May 3, 2010
In 1526, William Tyndale was the first to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew. Tyndale’s work formed the backbone of the King James Version of 1611.
April 29, 2010
The eight Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses in the Longyear Museum collection trace Mrs. Eddy’s footsteps as Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science. This spring, summer, and fall, Longyear staff will again provide free tours of these historic landmarks from May 1 through October 31. The public — adults and children alike — is warmly invited to visit these sites in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
April 26, 2010
The life stories of the “pioneer” Christian Scientists, that first generation of workers who helped Mary Baker Eddy establish her movement, are as educational as they are inspiring. This was the focus of the Longyear presentation during Parents’ Weekend at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, on April 23. Longyear Director•Curator Stephen Howard and Senior Researcher and Writer Christopher Tyner presented findings from their research on the lives of pioneer Christian Scientists Emma Thompson, Abigail Dyer Thompson, Janette Weller, and Annie M. Knott. The results of their research will be published in a book by Longyear Museum Press this autumn.
April 19, 2010
This house on Broad Street, Lynn, Massachusetts, is a vital, major landmark in the history of Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science movement. Our Image Gallery depicts Longyear’s progress in restoring the house to the way we believe it looked when the Discoverer of Christian Science first laid eyes on it. This is the first of several progress reports that will appear here in the months ahead as spades break ground and exterior restoration goes forward.
April 12, 2010
Longyear Museum’s Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses will be open for guided tours on the weekend just before the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. These houses trace Mrs. Eddy’s footsteps as Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science.
April 5, 2010
The experiences of Emma Shipman and her family offer a window into the lives of those who, in the 1880s, were just becoming aware of the possibilities that were being introduced to the world through Mary Baker Eddy's discovery of Christian Science and her efforts to share it with mankind.
March 31, 2010
Architects Solon S. Beman and Charles D. Faulkner and their two styles of Christian Science church architecture, were the focus of a talk by Lawrence B. Schlack on March 21. Mr. Schlack took the audience on a photographic journey that compared and contrasted these Chicago architects' designs of Christian Science churches across the United States.
March 29, 2010
In this age of instant messaging, high-speed Internet, Kindle wireless readers, Twitter, Blackberries, and Facebook, the idea of an afternoon tea may seem quaintly out-of-date. But at Longyear Museum, such genteel events are a refreshing retreat from the hustle-bustle of today’s world into a truly civilized form of sociability à la Jane Austen, and an apt means of celebrating Women’s History Month — the month of March.
March 24, 2010
Summer adventure, learning, and fun came to Longyear Museum during the March 14 open house for DiscoveryBound and five Christian Science summer camps. Through lively conversations and action-packed slide shows, attendees learned about each organization’s summer programs for youth. A joint camp video was a highlight for many, with audience members cheering as their camps and camp friends appeared on-screen.