Sunday, July 7

The Mother Church

10:00am-11:00am

Private Tour of The Mother Church

11:15am-12:00pm

Gather at the back of the Extension Auditorium for a private tour of the The Mother Church.

Pre-register by June 7, 2019 (please use the form on this page).

Walking Tour of “Mrs. Eddy’s Boston”

2:30pm- 4:30pm

Discover what Boston was like during Mrs. Eddy’s time and see places of interest that were significant in the establishment of Christian Science and the life of Mrs. Eddy. We will meet a tour guide from The Mother Church at 2:30pm in the lobby on the second level of the Westin Copley Place Hotel. We will then proceed to the T to the starting location of the tour. The tour itself is approximately two miles long (not including the walk to and from the T). Individuals are responsible for the cost of the T. Those not wishing to take the T may Lyft/Uber to Park and Tremont on the Common. The tour will start at 3:00pm.

Pre-register by June 7, 2019 (please use the form on this page).


Monday, July 8

Visit to Mrs. Eddy’s Swampscott and Lynn Homes

10:00am- 2:15pm

Come tour two of Mrs. Eddy’s homes owned by Longyear Museum. Mary Baker Eddy would refer to 23 Paradise Road in Swampscott, Massachusetts, as the “birthplace of Christian Science.” Participants will visit the rented rooms where she was living in 1866 when she experienced the healing through spiritual means alone that would lead to her discovery of Christian Science. They will also tour 8 Broad Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, Mrs. Eddy’s first home of her own. While living at the house in Lynn, she completed the first edition of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and laid the foundations for the Christian Science movement. This Italianate-style home was practically new when she purchased it in 1875, and it has been restored inside and out to its original look and feel. The buses will also stop by Red Rock where Mrs. Eddy wrote her poem Christ My Refuge.

Fee of $15.00 — lunch. Pre-Payment Required.

Space for this event is limited to 28. Meet in the lobby on the second level of the Westin Copley Place Hotel at 9:45 to board BA vans.

Pre-register by June 7, 2019 (please use the form on this page).


Tuesday, July 9

Longyear Museum Book Talk & Dessert

5:00pm-8:30pm

Immediately following dinner and tours of the BA, buses will depart from the BA for Longyear Museum at 6:45pm. Hear Author Heather Vogel Frederick, talk about her latest book, Life at 400 Beacon Street. Heather will be sharing some of the inspiring stories of the men and woman who served in Mrs. Eddy’s home from 1908-1910 as well as insights that she gained while doing research for her book. Heather will be adapting her talk to the AOCSN group. After the talk there will be refreshments and the opportunity to view the museum, see some artifacts just for our group, and visit the Museum Shop. Buses depart from Longyear Museum for the Westin at 8:45pm.

Pre-register by June 7, 2019 (please use the form on this page).

Activities Reservation Form

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Private Tour of The Mother Church - Sunday, July 7 from 11:15a-12p
Walking Tour of “Mrs. Eddy’s Boston” - Sunday, July 7 from 2:30p-4:30p
Visit to Mrs. Eddy’s Swampscott and Lynn Homes - Monday, July 8 from 10a-2:15p
Longyear Museum Book Talk & Dessert - Tuesday, July 9 from 5p-8:30p

Activities that can be scheduled with a group or on your own before and after the conference:

Additional Activities at The Mother Church

  • Tour the first floor of the Christian Science Publishing Society

  • Take a Plaza Tour

  • Visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library

  • Visit the Mapparium

  • Hear an organ demonstration (not always available)
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Additional Activities at Longyear Museum

• Visit the Longyear Museum and eight historic homes through the New England Area.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

• Visit The Mary Baker Memorial in Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first rural, or garden cemetery in the United States, located on the line between Cambridge and Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 4 miles west of Boston.

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Mary Baker Eddy Library
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