The Bakers of Bow

Engraving of the Baker homestead at Bow, New Hampshire, by Rufus H. Baker, 1899.
Longyear Museum collection.

Save the date!

Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24, 2020

 

During this special members-only event, you’ll be stepping back in time to Bow, New Hampshire, circa 1830. There, you’ll meet Mary Baker Eddy and her family, learn more about Mary’s growing up years, and about what daily life was like on their upland farm. Below is the full schedule. We hope to see you there!

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Live Events via Zoom

Friday, October 23

9:00 am EDT Meet the Baker Family
with Kelly Byquist and Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
Nine members of the family lived on the Baker homestead in Bow when Mary was growing up – you’ll meet them all in this richly illustrated presentation.
Approximately 30 minutes, plus Q&A
11:00 am EDT Can You Spell Better Than a Baker?
with Laura Distel and Tim Holzworth
A 19th-century spelling bee for kids of all ages.
Approximately 30 minutes
2:00 pm EDT Storytime on the Farm
with Kristen Dowcett
Learn about farm life with the Baker family and make a 19th-century snack.
Approximately 30 minutes
 
4:00 pm EDT Exploring Mark Baker’s Ledger
with James Suber
Take a deep dive into a gem from Longyear’s collection that sheds light on daily life on the Baker farm.
Approximately 30 minutes, plus Q&A
 
6:00 pm EDT “A Woman of Sound Education” – Mary Baker Eddy’s School Years
with Heather Vogel Frederick
Join the author of the latest publication from Longyear Museum Press for a book talk and Q&A.
Approximately 30 minutes, plus Q&A
 

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am EDT                      Storytime on the Farm
with Kristen Dowcett
Learn about farm life with the Baker family and make a 19th-century snack.
Approximately 30 minutes
 
11:00 am EDT Meet the Baker Family
with Kelly Byquist and Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
Nine members of the family lived on the Baker homestead in Bow when Mary was growing up – you’ll meet them all in this richly illustrated presentation.
Approximately 30 minutes, plus Q&A
 
2:00 pm EDT “A Woman of Sound Education” – Mary Baker Eddy’s School Years
with Heather Vogel Frederick
Join the author of the latest publication from Longyear Museum Press for a book talk and Q&A.
Approximately 30 minutes, plus Q&A
 
4:00 pm EDT Can You Spell Better Than a Baker?
with Laura Distel and Tim Holzworth
A 19th-century spelling bee for kids of all ages.
Approximately 30 minutes
 
6:00 pm EDT Exploring Mark Baker’s ledger
with James Suber
Take a deep dive into a gem from Longyear’s collection that sheds light on daily life on the Baker farm.
Approximately 30 minutes, plus Q&A
 

 

On-Demand

  • Virtual Tour of Longyear Museum’s Baker Family Gallery
    Thousands of visitors have enjoyed this gallery dedicated to Mary Baker Eddy’s early years. Now, for the first time, you’ll be able to visit it online!
  • The Bakers of Bow: Praying Like Daniel
    Part of Longyear’s Kids and Teens: Stories from the Past series on YouTube, this video illustrates young Mary’s fervent desire to pray.
  • The Bakers of Bow: Homestead
    Travel to the former site of the Baker family’s upland farm in Bow, New Hampshire, in this new short video.
  • Researcher For a Day!
    Try your hand at transcribing part of a letter from Longyear’s Baker Family collection.

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