The gallery gives visitors a glimpse of nineteenth-century life as they begin their exploration by examining photographs, documents, and images related to the medical, cultural, and religious history of mid-nineteenth-century America. The exhibits then give the story behind the writing and publishing of Eddy’s primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and the events that grew out of it.
All areas of the gallery feature computer-based learning stations where visitors can explore Mary Baker Eddy’s Quest, the Quest of others exploring their life journeys, and the Quest Adventure Game—a game in which children problem-solve on a journey up a mountain.
A significant part of Mary Baker Eddy’s life was her use of scrap books to chronicle her life’s journey as well as significant events of her day. Before leaving the Quest Gallery visitors are invited to use a set of computers where they can create their own inspirational scrap book images and project them above the entrance stairwell.