The Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Archive and museum containing one of the largest collections by and about an American woman. Home of the world-famous #Mapparium!

The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and to educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, achievements, and legacy. Plan your visit and find out more about an amazing woman who's life and ideas remain relevant to today. http://www.mbelibrary.org/facebook/

Watch the replay of last Thursday's talk on Bible culture in nineteenth-century America.
05/14/2019
Author talk with Professor Seth Perry: ‘In the beginning’ . . . America and Bible culture » Mary Baker Eddy Library

Watch the replay of last Thursday's talk on Bible culture in nineteenth-century America.

Author talk with Professor Seth Perry: ‘In the beginning’ . . . America and Bible culture Thursday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Join us for an insightful conversation with Prof. Seth Perry. He will discuss his new book, Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States, which explores the ...

"...I feel for you all that Mother love that enjoys more to see you grow in the likeness and image of Christ than from a...
05/12/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

"...I feel for you all that Mother love that enjoys more to see you grow in the likeness and image of Christ than from any other source on earth."

—Mary Baker Eddy to Ellen Latham Clarke, November 26, 1880

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Spring Tide at Pleasant View
05/09/2019
Spring Tide at Pleasant View

Spring Tide at Pleasant View

Springtime in New England is a season of change. It begins with icy cold, proceeds to rain and mud, and finally—blooms with greenery and flowers.

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An invitation to our upcoming author talk

Join us for an insightful conversation with Prof. Seth Perry. He will discuss his new book, Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States, which explores the emergence of American Bible printing and publishing immediately following the Revolution.

"It seems to me, that one of the essential rules, of Divine Science, is to help each other & do all the good we can, it ...
04/26/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

"It seems to me, that one of the essential rules, of Divine Science, is to help each other & do all the good we can, it seems to me that was Christ’s method. & if anyone is starving for the bread of life, do our best to help him to get it."

—Mrs. Charles H. Smith to Mary Baker Eddy, August 5, 1884

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Ancient Devotional Poetry
04/25/2019
Ancient Devotional Poetry

Ancient Devotional Poetry

Given Mary Baker Eddy’s enjoyment of poetry — both reading and writing — we decided to celebrate National Poetry Month by presenting a book from the Library’s collection that highlights...

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"...my poor pen would not rest until it had scribbled off the burden of my thoughts in verse, and that poor composition ...
04/16/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

"...my poor pen would not rest until it had scribbled off the burden of my thoughts in verse, and that poor composition I would like to send you for your paper if you think it worthy."

—from Etta U. French to Mary Baker Eddy. Her poem, "Touching the Hem of His Garment," was published in the February 1884 "Christian Science Journal."

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Save the date — May 9, 5:30 p.m. EDT — if you'd like to come in person or live stream the event.
04/16/2019
Author talk with Professor Seth Perry: ‘In the beginning’ . . . America and Bible culture » Mary Baker Eddy Library

Save the date — May 9, 5:30 p.m. EDT — if you'd like to come in person or live stream the event.

Author talk with Professor Seth Perry: ‘In the beginning’ . . . America and Bible culture Thursday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Join us for an insightful conversation with Prof. Seth Perry. He will discuss his new book, Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States, which explores the ...

Mary Baker Eddy used poetry in her letters, like in this letter from Mary Baker Eddy to Eldridge J. Smith. Click on the ...
04/12/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Mary Baker Eddy used poetry in her letters, like in this letter from Mary Baker Eddy to Eldridge J. Smith. Click on the verse in teal to see the source.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

18 of the World’s Most Striking Libraries, Illustrated
04/05/2019
18 of the World’s Most Striking Libraries, Illustrated

18 of the World’s Most Striking Libraries, Illustrated

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Opened in 1963 The building has no windows, in…

Explore some paths we traveled in researching images from the turn of the century
04/04/2019
Clues from a photo album

Explore some paths we traveled in researching images from the turn of the century

Explore some paths we traveled in researching images from the turn of the nineteenth century.

#AprilFoolsDay
04/01/2019

#AprilFoolsDay

Learn more about the remarkable women who wrote to Mary Baker Eddy. Read a letter from a woman in Missouri who practiced...
03/29/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Learn more about the remarkable women who wrote to Mary Baker Eddy. Read a letter from a woman in Missouri who practiced medicine, started a sanitarium for women, and lectured and wrote on women's health.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Learn about the first Christian Science practitioner and teacher on the U.S. West Coast
03/28/2019
Women of History: Sue Ella Bradshaw

Learn about the first Christian Science practitioner and teacher on the U.S. West Coast

Learn about the first Christian Science practitioner and teacher on the U.S. West Coast.

03/27/2019
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Tell us some of the women who have inspired you the most.#WomensHistoryMonth

03/20/2019
Mapparium Insider:Easter Island, only visible from under the carpet. Tell us if you know any other places not visible fr...
03/19/2019

Mapparium Insider:
Easter Island, only visible from under the carpet. Tell us if you know any other places not visible from the Mapparium bridge. #MappariumInsider

03/18/2019
A friend put in to my hands your book, “Science & Health” and although I cannot fully grasp the idea. It seemed like...
03/15/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

A friend put in to my hands your book, “Science & Health” and although I cannot fully grasp the idea. It seemed like a healing balm to my soul. It is truth.

– Content Weld to Mary Baker Eddy, June 23, 1884.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Hear about the first generation of women to serve in the British Parliament—and their groundbreaking, inspiring work.
03/14/2019
Christian Science and women in Parliament podcast

Hear about the first generation of women to serve in the British Parliament—and their groundbreaking, inspiring work.

Hear about the first generation of women to serve in the British Parliament—and their groundbreaking, inspiring work.

Visitors glimpse ongoing restoration on Mother Church tours. Visit christianscience.com/tours for info.
03/12/2019

Visitors glimpse ongoing restoration on Mother Church tours. Visit christianscience.com/tours for info.

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200 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
02115

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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