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Longyear’s Board of Trustees is dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission. Please contact us if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

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Richard Grier, Chairman
Chesterfield, Missouri

James R. Hertlein, Vice Chairman
St. Louis, Missouri

James S. Rosebush, Treasurer
Washington, D.C.

Francesca Jordan Karpel
Boerne, Texas

Deborah Thompson McNeil
Novato, California


Sandra J. Houston, President
Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Longyear News

Eyes on Mrs. Eddy's Telescope

August 4, 2023

The household workers at Mary Baker Eddy’s final home at 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, remembered climbing to the roof and peering at the heavens through a telescope mounted there. It had been a gift from Mrs. Eddy, a four-inch Alvan Clark model, one of the best telescopes of the day. “We all…

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