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Highlights from our collections and exhibits, staff blogs, and insights on the history of the Christian Science movement.

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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Mary Baker Eddy’s Copybooks

Mary Baker Eddy’s Copybooks

Copybooks were frequently used in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that they are books in which “copies are written or printed for pupils to imitate” (1971 printing).

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Turkey Feather Fan

Turkey Feather Fan

A student of Mary Baker Eddy once commented, “Mrs. Eddy seemed to care little for the large or expensive presents given her by her followers, but she called …

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Winter at Pleasant View

Winter at Pleasant View

As we look at photographs of life at Pleasant View, Mary Baker Eddy’s home in Concord, N.H., it’s fascinating to see a quiet New England town of a century ago.

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Pears Soap

Pears Soap

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

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Souvenir Spoons In The Library Collections

Souvenir Spoons In The Library Collections

Souvenir spoons representing many localities, causes, and events were very much in demand from the 1890s through the 1920s. They were purchased as mementos of trips and vacations and also as gifts. We find a number of these spoons in the collections that were gifts to...

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