The Lynn restoration was a multi-year project that entirely transformed the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House at 8 Broad Street, Lynn, Massachusetts. Following are updates, videos, and image galleries of the two phases of restoration.

The first phase — completed in Fall 2011 — restored the exterior of the building. The second phase — completed in Fall 2014 — restored the interior and added a new exhibit. This work, which involved extensive research and investigation, allows visitors today to experience a tour that more closely depicts the home in which Mrs. Eddy lived.

  • Victorian Society Award for Lynn Restoration

    August 03, 2015

    The Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts, has received a 2015 Preservation Award from the Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a contribution to the understanding and preservation of Victorian culture and artifacts.
  • Image Gallery - New Exhibit in Lynn

    November 03, 2014

    On September 13, 2014, a new exhibit opened at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts.
  • Longyear Welcomes Members at Lynn Opening Celebration on September 13, 2014

    September 29, 2014

    The crisp autumn evening of September 13, 2014, began with Longyear staff busily preparing for the opening celebration at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn. At 5:30 pm guests were welcomed into the tented backyard of the house where an opening program began with remarks and readings by Longyear Board of Trustees members, Ellen Williams and Reid Wagstaff.
  • Longyear Receives 2014 Lynn Significance Award

    Photo of Executive Director Sandra Houston, Longyear Trustee Ellen Williams, Lynn Mayor Judith Kennedy, and Longyear Trustee Gail Hewitt at the award ceremony.
    July 21, 2014

    The Fourth Annual Significance Awards were presented by the Lynn Historical Commission on Tuesday, June 3, in Mayor Judith Kennedy’s office. Longyear Museum was honored to receive this year’s Commercial/Non-Profit award for the restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House at 8 Broad Street.
  • Lynn Interior Restoration - Image Gallery #3

    Front stair area completed at<br> 8 Broad Street in Lynn, Massachusetts.
    July 08, 2013

    Since our last image gallery – the Lynn Interior Restoration Image Gallery #2 – a great deal of work has been accomplished at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts. As you will see in these photographs, the heavy construction and rough carpentry phase in Image Gallery #2 has been completed, and the finish carpentry and final decorative finishes are being applied.
  • Video - A Progress Report On the Interior Restoration of the Lynn House

    April 15, 2013

    Enjoy this four-minute video progress report about the interior restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts.
  • Lynn Interior Restoration: Image Gallery #2

    March 24, 2013

    Now, halfway through Phase Two, the interior restoration, of Mrs. Eddy’s home in Lynn, Massachusetts, you will see tremendous progress. Since January, the house has been a beehive of activity!  Multiple trades have been busily at work.
  • Lynn House Furnishing Campaign

    January 28, 2013

    Step by step a historic site is being returned to authenticity….
  • Image Gallery: Lynn Interior Restoration, Phase Two

    January 14, 2013

    As 2013 gets underway, so does the second phase of restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts.  Phase 2 focuses on restoring and repairing the interior of the building.  Restoration of the room configuration on the second and third floors, and the re-alignment of the front and rear stairs to their original, c.1871, state are some of the major elements of
  • Lynn Exterior Restoration Almost Complete

    November 14, 2011

    It has been an extraordinary opportunity to see the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts, being transformed, and we are happy to report that Phase One of the Lynn restoration is nearing completion. This month the contractor is focusing on those all-important finishing touches, including installing and painting the fence.

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