This exhibit draws on Longyear’s collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts to follow the life of Mary Baker Eddy from her childhood in New Hampshire to world prominence. It is designed to engage visitors across a wide range of interests, from religion to history to life in the 1800s.
The perimeter of the gallery surrounding the exhibit’s core includes a timeline of key events in Mrs. Eddy’s life. Here visitors can follow her work as she discovered, proclaimed, and founded Christian Science. One section focuses on her signature work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and has several hundred printings on display, as well as an iPad kiosk to explore eight major revisions to the work. Another display focuses on her years in Concord, New Hampshire.
This exhibit is located in the C. S. Harding Mott II Gallery.