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May 31, 2017

With the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church on the horizon, Longyear Museum has a number of special events planned for visitors traveling to Boston. 

A two-hour tour of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses in Lynn and Swampscott, Massachusetts, will be offered on Friday, June 2 beginning at 2 pm. Additionally, one-hour tours of Mrs. Eddy’s home at 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, will be offered on Saturday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 6, at 10 am. Refreshments will be served at both Lynn and Chestnut Hill.  

Shuttle vans will operate to both locations from the Sheraton Hotel and Longyear Museum – for more details, please click the link below or call us at 617.278.9000, ext. 110, for more details and to make a reservation. 

From Friday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 7, the Museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday hours are 1 to 4 pm). *Please note on Monday, June 5th we will open a little earlier at 9:30 am.

The new Longyear Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Love, loyalty, and good works” – The Pleasant View Years, offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about Mrs. Eddy’s achievements in Concord, New Hampshire, and about the faithful men and women who supported her in her work. Special activities and 19th-century inspired refreshments will be offered on Monday, June 5, between 9:30 -11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday, June 6, between 2-4 p.m.  

After enjoying the new Pleasant View exhibit, visitors may also want to tour the Pleasant View walk outside. There, a gracious path lined with “living stones” – carved with names of Longyear supporters along with pioneers in the Christian Science movement – lead past a trio of artifacts from Mrs. Eddy’s home in Concord, New Hampshire, including the original stone arch that stood at her front gate. 

Back inside, the Patzlaff Gallery and the Mott Gallery feature displays drawn from Longyear’s rich historical collection. The Patzlaff Gallery looks at Mrs. Eddy’s early family life amongst the Bakers of New Hampshire, while in the Mott Gallery, Mary Baker Eddy: A Spiritual Journey traces her further footsteps. A granite timeline places her life in a larger context of world events, and a beautifully-designed rotunda allows for quiet contemplation of her words, which form the core of this exhibit.  

A new mini-exhibit upstairs in the Daycroft Library features Ella Peck Sweet, an important early figure in the Christian Science movement. Taught by Mrs. Eddy, Mrs. Sweet became a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, served in Mrs. Eddy’s household at Pleasant View, and helped expand Christian Science in the West when she assisted in the organization of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Colorado Springs. 

The Museum is easily reachable from downtown Boston by public transportation – please  click here or call us at 617.278.9000, ext. 110, for more information. 

For a full schedule of Longyear’s activities during the Annual Meeting period, including shuttle van reservations, please click here.

Everyone is welcome at Longyear – we hope to see you soon!

Longyear summer intern Oliver Simpson contributed to the writing of this article. 

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