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  • A "joyful noise": Music at 400 Beacon Street

    January 23, 2017

    What was it like to work in Mary Baker Eddy’s household? This new series takes a look.

  • Life at 400 Beacon Street: The Secretaries

    November 21, 2016

    Serving at the “headquarters of our Commander-in-Chief”: The secretaries at 400 Beacon Street. What was it like to work in Mary Baker Eddy’s household? This new series takes a look.

  • Life at 400 Beacon Street: A Grandmother's Love

    August 29, 2016

    On July 16, 1910, Mrs. Eddy's grandsons paid her a call to commemorate her 89th birthday. Some two decades in the making, the visit sheds light on an aspect of Mrs. Eddy’s life that is often overlooked — her role as a grandmother.

  • From the Collection: Memories of the White Mountain Church

    August 15, 2016

    Look and read through this memory book containing a history of the White Mountain Church with photos taken by Miss Emma Shipman.

  • Presidents, Politics, and Mary Baker Eddy

    February 15, 2016

    In observance of President’s Day, learn how Mrs. Eddy crossed paths with Jackson, Pierce, Roosevelt, and more.

  • Furnishing Mrs. Eddy's New Home

    Calvin Hill. Longyear Museum collection.
    October 26, 2015

    While 400 Beacon Street is undergoing some repairs, we look back to the man responsible for furnishing two of Mrs. Eddy’s rooms during the 1907-1908 renovation. 

  • Sunlight Glinting From the Church-Dome Into the Prison Cell

    Portrait of Herbert W. Beck. Oil on canvas, by William F. Timmins, 1976. Longyear Museum collection.
    September 21, 2015

    In the Christian Science Sentinel of August 7, 1902, there appeared a letter from an inmate at California’s notorious San Quentin prison telling of such a remarkable case of healing and redemption, one can only want more of the story that lay behind it. The letter was addressed to a “Mr. Beck,” and said...

  • Paging Through History: A Look Inside Ellen Clark’s Journal

    Front cover of Mrs. Clark’s journal. Longyear Museum collection.
    March 16, 2015

    As part of the new exhibit that was installed in the autumn of 2014 in the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts, Longyear Museum carefully scanned and reproduced a journal kept by one of Mrs. Eddy’s earliest students, Ellen Clark. Now, we’re happy to share Mrs. Clark’s journal on our website for all Longyear members to read and enjoy.

  • A Portrait in Swampscott

    Mary Baker Eddy, charcoal portrait by artist M. F. Severance, 1888. Longyear Museum collection.
    July 28, 2014

    Inside the front parlor of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Swampscott, Massachusetts, hangs a charcoal drawing of Mrs. Eddy. While there is artwork in all eight of Longyear’s historic houses, this particular piece is notable because it is the original 1888 drawing – not a reproduction. Furthermore, the quality of the drawing is only surpassed by the history of its provenance – an account involving the Christian Scientist Association, the first Christian Science Reading Room, an original member of the Board of Directors, and the 1912 President of The Mother Church.

  • Minnie A. Scott’s Reminiscence: A Record of Acquaintance with Mary Baker Eddy

    Some members of Mrs. Eddy's household staff at<br> 400 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. From left, Elizabeth Kelly, Frances Thatcher, M. Nellie Eveleth, Minnie Scott, Katherine Retterer, and Adelaide Still. Photograph, 1908, Longyear Museum collection.
    January 20, 2014

    A gift to Longyear Museum a few years ago of the handwritten reminiscences of Minnie A. Scott has added to the collection a vivid first-hand view of Mrs. Eddy and her households at Pleasant View and Chestnut Hill. In 1945, Mrs. Scott, who served on the staffs of both households for three years from 1906 to 1909, wrote thirty-one pages recounting her experiences, and shared them with her children and grandchildren. She added to her reminiscences twenty-nine pages of excerpts from several talks that she wrote and gave over the years.