Every fall, The Mary Baker Eddy Library hosts an event for fellow employees of The Mother Church (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston). We’ve come to call it the Archives Open House. This one-day exhibit, held during National Archives Month in the United States, gives colleagues the opportunity to get up-close to the history of their organization—a history that the Library helps to preserve. Library employees choose “staff favorites” from the archives that speak to them. The result is a potpourri of artifacts on display, reflecting many different dimensions of Christian Science church history. The objects come in all different shapes, sizes, and formats. This podcast episode brings you inside the October 2022 open house. You’ll hear from staffers who selected items for display, as well as attendees who responded to what they encountered at the event.
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All of this month’s guests are staff members at The Mary Baker Eddy Library. In order of appearance:
Alison Kobierski Manager, Records Management and Special Collections
Allyson Lazar Senior Manager, Research & Collections
Dan Bullman Digital and Photo Collections Archivist
Jennifer DiPersio Assistant Records Analyst
Rivi Feinsilber Assistant Archivist
Tom Kliewer Research Associate
Meredith Telschow Assistant Registrar/Collections Specialist
Gallery: Artifacts discussed in this episode
All photos were taken at the Archives Open House on October 20, 2022. For more information about any of the items shown here, write to us using our Contact Us form.