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August 6, 2012
This summer, two Longyear Museum staff members were invited to Camps Newfound and Owatonna in Harrison, Maine, to speak with the Counselors-in-Training (CIT’s). The camps, which serve young people who attend the Christian Science Sunday School, requested a Longyear workshop to better acquaint the CITs with Mary Baker Eddy’s life and work.
July 30, 2012
In mid-July the Longyear Museum staff traveled to Gloucester, Massachusetts, to tour two historic houses for a summer day of staff training. The Sleeper-McCann House and the Sargent House Museum warmly welcomed our group of 26 and gave us engaging tours of their historic properties.
July 16, 2012
Recently, the Longyear Museum summer interns received a special invitation to visit the residence of the First Reader of The Mother Church. Sandy Sandberg and his wife, Jean, welcomed the young professionals to 385 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, on Tuesday, July 3.
July 2, 2012
A few years ago, a Texas couple in search of a desk attended an auction at a bank in Houston. The pair, who were Christian Scientists, walked over to a large glass case where a beautiful diamond brooch caught the wife's eye. It was a miniature portrait of a woman, edged in forty diamonds. She recognized her immediately as Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science!
June 25, 2012
A late spring event brought flowers and Frederick Law Olmsted to Longyear Museum.
June 18, 2012
Take a stroll through the formal garden at Mary Baker Eddy's 400 Beacon Street house in Chestnut Hill.
June 11, 2012
Planned giving is an important part of thoughtful estate planning. To help Longyear members and friends establish estate plans, the Museum has developed a “Guide to Planning Your Will and Trust.” This free publication is available in hard copy or as a download from the planned giving section of the Longyear website.
June 4, 2012
Part I of this article was posted on the Longyear Museum website in early April 2012. It offers a glimpse of Sue Harper’s upbringing in Mississippi, her prominent role as the wife of Major Livingston Mims in Atlanta, and the encounter with Christian Science that brought her gracious deliverance from fifteen years of suffering to robust health. Part II describes her indomitable faith and defiance of convention as she went on to become a “formidable exponent” of Christian Science in the South and other parts of the country, and an important pioneer in the early Christian Science movement.
May 21, 2012
You’re Invited to Support the 2012 Annual Operating Fund for Historic Houses
May 14, 2012
In recognition of May as National Preservation Month, we thought it would be helpful to share with you some tips on how to take care of the books and documents you want to preserve for posterity.