Library visitors are invited to see a display telling the story behind a birthday gift presented to Mary Baker Eddy on July 16, 1903—an engraved silver loving cup now in our collection, symbolizing “friendship and unity.
Mary Baker Eddy loved to read and write poetry. Library visitors are invited to see a display with background and examples of poems that Eddy composed throughout her life, including selections that were set to music as hymns. There’s also information on the poets she liked best.
In celebration of Women’s History month in March, the Research & Special Collections team has put together a display with work by Violet Oakley (1874–1961). This prolific artist gained prominence in her field at a time when women’s talents were rarely recognized. Oakley was also a student of Christian Science.
In fall 2015 the Library joined together with the Boston youth arts organization Artists for Humanity, to create a public art piece on the theme of community outreach and partnership. The result is “Branch Out.”