• Whittier and Mrs. Eddy

    February 20, 2018

    Neighbors in Amesbury, John Greenleaf Whittier and Mrs. Eddy struck up a literary acquaintance. Continued
  • Mary Baker Eddy’s weekly commute

    November 06, 2017

    In 1878, the Eddys began a weekly commute from Lynn to Boston, where Mrs. Eddy gave Sunday sermons. Continued
  • Dig Deeper into Charleston

    May 02, 2017

    If you've followed our series about Mrs. Eddy's time in Charleston, you may be interested in these resources to learn more. Continued
  • From South to North Carolina

    April 28, 2017

    Mrs. Eddy did not remain long in Charleston before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina. Six months later, tragedy would send her back to New England. Continued
  • Mrs. Eddy's Southern Experience

    April 19, 2017

    What brought Mrs. Eddy to Charleston, South Carolina, and what do we know about her life there in 1844? Continued
  • Seeking “the place that God wants me to goˮ

    August 08, 2016

    Last week, Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR picked up a news story about Boston-area preservationists working to save a house in Roslindale once owned by Mary Baker Eddy. This article offers some background on its history. Continued
  • 1901 Communion Season Visit to Pleasant View: The “hallowing influences of that wonderful day”

    June 24, 2016

    On June 25, 1901, at Mary Baker Eddy's invitation, thousands of Christian Scientists visited her Pleasant View home in Concord, New Hampshire. Continued
  • Presidents, Politics, and Mary Baker Eddy

    February 12, 2016

    In observance of President’s Day, learn how Mrs. Eddy crossed paths with Jackson, Pierce, Roosevelt, and more. Continued
  • Portrait of Mary Baker Eddy by artist Jules Maurice Gaspard. Steel engraving from a pen and ink drawing, 1908. Longyear Museum collection.

    "A Splendid Crown For My Effort": The Gaspard Portrait of Mary Baker Eddy

    July 20, 2015

    Longyear Museum recently received a striking portrait of Mary Baker Eddy by artist Jules Maurice Gaspard—a steel engraving created in 1908. While not the first example of Gaspard’s portrait of Mrs. Eddy in Longyear’s collection, this particular print is unique, thanks to the inscription on it from the artist’s wife, Ermina, to a “Miss Carman.” This generous gift provides the perfect opportunity to tell the story behind the making of the portrait, and of the integrity of the artist. Continued
  • Two Fourths of July, Two Important Steps Forward

    June 29, 2015

    1876 was a big year for the United States. As the centennial year of American Independence, patriotic pride was running high. It had been a long, difficult decade since the end of the Civil War, and the country was still mired in a major economic depression. People were eager for something to celebrate, and as the Fourth of July drew closer, across the nation speeches were polished, flags hoisted, and bunting, bells, and brass bands readied for the big day. Continued