The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded Longyear Museum a Cultural Facilities Fund grant of $500,000 toward the restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Cultural Facilities Fund was established in 2006 by the Economic Stimulus Bill, approved by the Massachusetts Legislature, for investing in the Commonwealth’s creative economy. Longyear was one of 58 organizations to receive a capital grant in this round. In 2009, Longyear received a Cultural Facilities Fund grant for the exterior restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts.
The Museum is working with Wolf Architects, Inc. — the firm responsible for the restoration of the Lynn house — to develop a plan for the restoration of Mrs. Eddy’s last home. We look forward to sharing more about this important project in future posts.