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!
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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/

11/30/2019
Pears Soap | Mary Baker Eddy Library

A gift hidden in three bars of soap? Find out how one grateful soldier sent his unique thanks to Mary Baker Eddy.

Possibly some of the most unique items in the collections at The Mary Baker Eddy Library are three cakes of Pears Soap.

11/28/2019

We may well unite in thanksgiving for the continued progress and unprecedented prosperity of our Cause.
—Mary Baker Eddy

"By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, Jews, Mormons and Christian Scientists had joined the ranks of the chaplain corps."
11/25/2019
How the US military has embraced growing religious diversity - Religion News Service

"By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, Jews, Mormons and Christian Scientists had joined the ranks of the chaplain corps."

(The Conversation) — The U.S. military has continually, and often slowly, adapted its relationship with American religion, cognizant of the pragmatic need to support religious diversity but fearful of too much splintering.

11/23/2019
Cooking with Minnie Weygandt | Mary Baker Eddy Library

What was on the Thanksgiving menu in Mary Baker Eddy’s home? Hint: it included a Rhode Island turkey and creamed clams. Find out more:

Minnie Weygandt was Mary Baker Eddy's cook, and served at her home, Pleasant View in Concord, NH, from 1899 to 1907.

Thanks we give, and adoration,For the gospel's joyful sound:May the fruits of thy salvationIn our hearts and lives aboun...
11/22/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Thanks we give, and adoration,
For the gospel's joyful sound:
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:
May thy presence
With us evermore be found.

—from a hymn selected to accompany Mary Baker Eddy's 1885 sermon, "The Theology of Christian Science"

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

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11/13/2019
Mapparium Insider:The Mapparium shows the entire world in 6 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. This s...
11/12/2019

Mapparium Insider:
The Mapparium shows the entire world in 6 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. This section of Europe contains them all in a single glass panel. For which other global region is this true? Share your answer in comments. #MappariumInsider

11/11/2019
We were delighted to have Beth Luey use our archive in researching her book. Register now for her December 11 author tal...
11/10/2019
Massachusetts Historical Society: MHS Calendar of Events

We were delighted to have Beth Luey use our archive in researching her book. Register now for her December 11 author talk at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Archival collections held in local institutions can help historians uncover the untold stories of historic houses in Massachusetts. The library of the New Bedford Whaling Museum documents the homes of the great whaling families, while Harvard documents the Ward House and the American Antiquarian Soc...

11/06/2019
11/03/2019
Mary Baker Eddy published "Science and Health" on an October day 144 years ago.
10/31/2019
“I Never Doubted”: Mary Baker Eddy and Her Printers

Mary Baker Eddy published "Science and Health" on an October day 144 years ago.

Perhaps two of the more inconspicuous items in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library are a wooden box and a small group of metal printing plates.

10/28/2019
Getting ready for the holidays? Listen to this fascinating conversation about how Thanksgiving and Christmas underwent p...
10/26/2019
Webcast: "We Gather Together"—Mary Baker Eddy and the Evolution of the Holidays in American Culture | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Getting ready for the holidays? Listen to this fascinating conversation about how Thanksgiving and Christmas underwent profound transformation in 19th century America. Join library staff and Christopher Evans, Professor of the History of Christianity at the Boston University School of Theology.

http://dl.cdn.csps.com/mbel/audiocast/2014/mbel_webcast_141101a_holidays.mp3 This program explored ways that Mary Baker Eddy's views and practices relate to the unfolding story of how culture, commerce, religion, and tradition intersect during the holiday season.

Check out Mary Baker Eddy's insightful & inspiring advice addressing "difficulty in healing" for a student.
10/25/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Check out Mary Baker Eddy's insightful & inspiring advice addressing "difficulty in healing" for a student.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Show off your knowledge of the world's hidden wonders and win Mapparium tickets at this Atlas Obscura event.
10/25/2019
Atlas Obscura Trivia for the World’s Most Adventurous Explorers

Show off your knowledge of the world's hidden wonders and win Mapparium tickets at this Atlas Obscura event.

Boston - Atlas Obscura is here to find the greatest, most knowledgeable adventure nerds among you. Join us at Brookline Booksmith as we celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura, ...

10/23/2019
10/21/2019
Thanks to everyone who came out for Opening Our Doors last weekend. We look forward to seeing you next year.
10/20/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for Opening Our Doors last weekend. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Did you know Susan B. Anthony took a class on Christian Science healing? We have a copy of her "History of Woman Suffrag...
10/19/2019
The copy of Science and Health owned by Susan B. Anthony | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Did you know Susan B. Anthony took a class on Christian Science healing? We have a copy of her "History of Woman Suffrage" that she gifted to Mary Baker Eddy. Learn more here:
https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/research/the-copy-of-science-and-health-owned-by-susan-b-anthony/

In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we would tell you about a recent donation to The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collections—a copy of Science and Health once owned by woman suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony. This copy is a 25th edition, published in 1887, and was a gift to Anthony from...

Learn more about the Oconto church built in October 1886.
10/17/2019
Learn more about the Oconto church built in October 1886.

Learn more about the Oconto church built in October 1886.

Voices of a Global Movement: The building of the Oconto church Photograph of lumberjacks in Wisconsin, c. 1890s, Courtesy of Chippewa Valley Museum. Along the northwest shore of Lake Michigan, the small town of Oconto, Wisconsin, became a focal point in the history of Christian Science. About 2,600....

10/16/2019
Students: show your student ID at the Mapparium this fall to receive a FREE poster. #DecorateYourDorm
10/15/2019
Mapparium | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Students: show your student ID at the Mapparium this fall to receive a FREE poster. #DecorateYourDorm

The Mapparium Audio Tour /wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mbel-app-mapparium-taylor.mp3 Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe—one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ide....

10/14/2019
Interested in John Adams and his family's history of faith? How did they and thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy look at relig...
10/12/2019
Author talk with Dr. Sara Georgini: Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Interested in John Adams and his family's history of faith? How did they and thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy look at religious relevance in their modernizing worlds? Listen to the latest "Seekers and Scholars" podcast with Dr. Sara Georgini as she discusses her book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family.

Dr. Sara Georgini talks about her book Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family, leading into a discussion of how thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy and the Adamses engaged with the pressing questions of religious relevance in a modernizing world.

Learn more about the people who wrote to Mary Baker Eddy on our growing People Reference List.
10/11/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Learn more about the people who wrote to Mary Baker Eddy on our growing People Reference List.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Happy Electronic Records Day to you and yours!
10/10/2019
Electronic Records Day | CoSA

Happy Electronic Records Day to you and yours!

Electronic Records Day is celebrated every year on October 10. It is an opportunity to share information about what you are doing to manage your state's digital resources and to enlist help in preserving electronic records.

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