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 and 2020, 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! 


Saturday, February 22
10:00 am
The Branch School
1424 Sherwood Forest Street
Houston, TX 77043

Sunday, February 23
3:00 pm
Laura Bush Community Library
The Commons
9411 Bee Cave Road
Austin, TX 78733

Tuesday, February 25
7:00 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
106 East Second Street
Tyler, TX 75701

Thursday, February 27
2:00 pm
Creekside at The Leaves
1230 West Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX 75080

Friday, February 28
7:00 pm
Angelika Film Center
5321 East Mockingbird Lane
Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75206

Friday, March 13
2:00 pm
Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla
Tampa, FL 33602

Saturday, March 14
10:00 am
First Church of Christ, Scientist
650 N. New York Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Sunday, March 15
2:00 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
809 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Monday, March 16
2:00 pm
Residence Inn by Marriott
3333 NE 32nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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

** This event is a video presentation followed by a live Q & A video-chat with author Heather Vogel Frederick.

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