Highlights from our collections and exhibits, staff blogs, and insights on the history of the Christian Science movement.
Among the items that Mary Baker Eddy kept in her study, at Pleasant View and later at Chestnut Hill, was this bust of a child who appears to be thoughtfully contemplating a book.
The Use of the Revised Version of the Bible in the “Christian Science Quarterly” during Mary Baker Eddy’s Lifetime
The references in the Christian Science Quarterly followed the Revised Version during that periodical’s first year, 1890. This translation continued to be used for both the Golden Text and Responsive Reading from time to time during and shortly after Eddy's lifetime,...
In the Library’s collection of jewelry is a cross pin, consisting of eleven old mine cut diamonds outlined by a thin band of gold.
The original form of the "Rule of Conduct" By-Law appeared in the 5th edition of the Manual of The Mother Church, issued in the latter half of 1896. In August of that year, someone reported to Mary Baker Eddy that a picture (whose description is unknown) had been hung...
Mary Baker Eddy did not mandate that the King James Version of the Bible be used in services in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and its branches. It is the Bible, not a particular version, which she named with Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, to...
In 1604, a process began that would culminate in the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in 1611.
This month’s Object of the Month features a printed program from a Communion service preached by Mary Baker Eddy on June 19, 1887.
Calvin Frye joined Mary Baker Eddy’s household on August 14, 1882; he was a thirty-six year old widower who had been working as a machinist in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Like many men and women of their day, Mary Baker Eddy and Calvin A. Frye kept scrapbooks.
Learn about a book of devotional poems that includes extraordinary works dating back to the 1600s.
Insights on the Bibles used by Mary Baker Eddy and how she used them in her work.
A look at events surrounding the publication of Mary Baker Eddy’s landmark book on Christian healing.
Representative of the hopefulness and enthusiasm that characterized many of the pre-World War I peace movements in America, this item is displayed on the wall on the second floor by our Press Gallery exhibit.
Mary Baker Eddy displayed a small replica of the Liberty Bell in her home. Where did it come from, and why was it important to her?
This month’s objects—Mary Baker Eddy’s calling cards and business cards—played a small role in helping to open doors so she could open minds.