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Impressions on Paper
Discover Mary Baker Eddy’s life through her groundbreaking writing. Eddy’s story flies in the face of convention, challenging the constraints of a time when women had few rights or opportunities. By the time of her passing, she was one of the most successful and influential women of her time and a world-renowned writer, speaker, and publisher.
This participatory exhibit invited visitors to explore the qualities of a peacemaker through stories of forgiveness, kindness, understanding, and reflection. Sections of the exhibit, including videos, are still available online.
400th Anniversary of the King James Bible
In celebration of its 400 years of history, a 1611 edition of the King James Bible was on display in Research & Reference Services throughout 2011. Visitors were invited to peek inside this masterpiece, enjoy an online exhibit gallery, and join us in a participatory transcription.
Mary Baker Eddy: A Life of Service
A life of service can take a variety of forms, from focused work benefiting a close community to an overarching plan for the betterment of humanity. This exhibit examines the depths and details of Eddy's civic service and contributions. It also draws attention to individuals, companies, and institutions today that give of themselves.
All In Harmony: Mary Baker Eddy and Music
In the nineteenth century, music was a shared experience that brought family, friends, congregations, and other social groups together. By examining several instruments, along with other artifacts, documents, historic photographs, and reminiscences from the Library’s collections, viewers learned about the role music had in Mary Baker Eddy’s home.
Honest Investigator: Mary Baker Eddy and Nineteenth-Century Scientific Thought
Located in the Library’s reception area, this exhibit, based on resources from The Mary Baker Eddy Library collections, portrayed important elements of nineteenth-century science and their connection to the ideas and explorations of Mary Baker Eddy.
Private Carriage, Public Journey
(February 2008 – February 2009)
Eight hooves, four wheels, and a coachman on the box meant more to Mary Baker Eddy than just a means of transportation. For her, daily carriage rides represented recreation, rare moments of solitude, and opportunities for prayer. For the public, the carriage became a symbol of her celebrity.
A Holy Book and a Family Treasure
(November 2008 - March 2009)
Printed in 1795 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Baker Bible was used daily in the family home of Mary Baker Eddy. Mary Baker Eddy’s annotated Book of Psalms is a testament to her continuous and lifelong study and interpretation of Scripture. Mary Baker Eddy called the Bible her “only textbook” and looked to Scripture as a source of inspiration, enlightenment, and comfort.