Highlights from our collections and exhibits, staff blogs, and insights on the history of the Christian Science movement.
In the nineteenth century, gift books were tokens—not meant so much to be read as to be given away, often for remembrance of a person or event.
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...
Family Bibles have been used over the centuries to record births, marriages, and deaths. In many family circles, they are traditionally used for daily reading and prayer as well as at these significant family events.
Read how poet Felicia Hemans influenced the discoverer of Christian Science.
Mary Baker Eddy was preacher as well as writer, healer, and teacher. She did most of her preaching in the 1880s in Boston and her sermons were packed with scriptural references.
George Glover, Mary Baker Eddy’s first husband, had many career interests and his letters give us some insight into his days and pursuits.
Mrs. Eddy sometimes wove references to the First Commandment into her correspondence — here’s an interesting example.
Mary Baker Eddy had great affection for the largest city in Massachusetts—and she had high hopes for it.