Join us for a book talk near you!

Longyear Museum announces a new publication – Life at 400 Beacon Street: Working in Mary Baker Eddy’s Household by Heather Vogel Frederick

Author Heather Vogel Frederick, who heads up Longyear’s Research & Publications team, will share inspiring stories of the men and women who served on Mrs. Eddy’s staff between 1908 and 1910. From all walks of life, these were ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, invited to join one of the most mentally active, high-profile households in the world: The home of the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science. Heather will also relate some of the surprising discoveries that came to light during the research process, and share insights about the important work that Mary Baker Eddy completed during her three fruitful years at Chestnut Hill.

A book signing will follow the talk (which lasts about an hour). Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and can always be ordered on our online store (click here to order a copy). We look forward to seeing you there!

Throughout 2019, Longyear will be traveling to major cities across the United States to share these book talks. The current schedule is listed below. Additional dates and venues are being added, so please check back if you don’t see your city in the lineup today — and stay tuned for possible webinar dates! 


Sunday, February 24
2:00 pm
Longyear Museum
Portrait Gallery
1125 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Saturday, March 2
10:00 am
Missouri History Museum
AT&T Room
5700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Sunday, March 3
2:00 pm
Peace Haven
12630 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Monday, March 4
7:30 pm
Principia College
Wanamaker Hall
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028

Sunday, March 24
2:30 pm
First Church of Christ,  Scientist, Atlanta
150 15thSt. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Friday, April 5
7:30 pm
Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington DC
4601 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


Thursday, April 25
7:00 pm
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Friday, April 26
7:30 pm
Civic Center Community Room
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Saturday, April 27
3:00 pm
The Willows
23871 Willows Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Monday, April 29
7:00 pm
Clairbourn School
8400 Huntington Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775

Tuesday, April 30
2:00 pm
Mankowski Homes
819 North Citrus Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702

Saturday, June 1
10:00 am
Longyear Museum
Portrait Gallery
1125 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Above photo: Members of Mrs. Eddy’s Chestnut Hill household, circa 1908. Longyear Museum collection.

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