Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Virtual Celebration

Join us for the first-ever online Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Celebration! 

This year, as a thank you for supporting the work of preserving and sharing the homes that once sheltered Mary Baker Eddy, Longyear Museum is planning an exclusive online celebration for everyone who contributes to the 2020 Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Appeal.

The festivities will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, and will feature a full line-up of both live events (on Zoom, a popular videoconferencing platform) and on-demand pre-recorded offerings. It’s shaping up to be a lively and informative two days!

Anyone who makes a gift of any size to help support these important landmarks will receive access to the links to each of the offerings below.

Click here to make a donation to the 2020 Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Appeal and ensure your spot at the celebration!

Live Events via Zoom

Saturday, July 25
10:00 am Rumney Parlor Chat (with Site Manager Cindy Love)
12:00 noon Concord Parlor Chat (with Site Manager Holly Morris)
2:00 pm Update and Q&A on Amesbury Restoration (with Historic House Manager Rex Nelles and Preservation Specialist Denis Semprebon, owner of Beacon Hill Restoration)
5:00 pm Swampscott Parlor Chat (with Site Manager Arden Carlson)
7:00 pm Historic Wallpaper in Amesbury: A Conversation (with Education and Historic Site Team Leader Pam Partridge and Site Manager Arden Carlson)

If you’re unfamiliar with the Zoom videoconferencing platform, click here for a quick tutorial



Available from 8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, July 24 through 8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, July 27

  • Excerpts from Remember the Days of Old (with commentary from writer and director Webster Lithgow)
  • Virtual Tour of 8 Broad Street in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Insights into History: What Amesbury artifacts reveal about Mary Baker Eddy (with Research Associate Kelly Byquist)
  • Longyear@Home
    • Spring comes to 400 Beacon Street (with John Alioto)
    • Mary Baker Eddy’s healing in Swampscott (with Arden Carlson)
    • Restoring floors in Swampscott (with Gray Carlson)
    • Reproducing carpets at 400 Beacon Street (with Patty Ford)
    • Reproducing wallpaper at 400 Beacon Street (with Patty Ford)
    • A Civil War story from Rumney (with Cindy Love)
    • Mary Baker Eddy’s years of preparation in North Groton (with Cindy Love)
    • Lighting fixtures at 400 Beacon Street (with Rex Nelles)
    • Recreating bookshelves for 400 Beacon Street (with Bryan Reed)