Discovery Speaker Series

“Discovery” is a series of talks, workshops, and seminars that provide opportunities for students of Christian Science to explore the Bible, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and other inspiring topics. These programs are offered free of charge.

The Discovery theme comes from the message of the lights which were part of the Christian Science exhibition at the New York World’s Fair in 1965:

Discovery can happen any time, any place but especially here.

The lights are currently located on the Tenacre campus.

If you are staying overnight, you need to fill out a TVA application: Click here for the form and more information*

February 23, 2019

Life at 400 Beacon Street: Working in Mary Baker Eddy’s Household

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

By Heather Vogel Frederick of Longyear Museum

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in Mary Baker Eddy’s household? Heather Vogel Frederick, author of a new book from Longyear Museum Press, will share the inspiring story of the men and women who supported Mary Baker Eddy in her Chestnut Hill home.

Life at 400 Beacon Street: Working in Mary Baker Eddy’s Household introduces some of the individuals who served on Mrs. Eddy’s staff between 1908 and 1910. From all walks of life, they were ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, invited to join one of the most mentally active, high-profile households in the world: The home of the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science.

Author Heather Vogel Frederick will relate some of the surprising discoveries that came to light during the research process, and share insights about those who worked side by side with Mrs. Eddy, as well as about the important work she completed during these three fruitful years at Chestnut Hill.

Lunch will be followed by a screening of Longyear’s latest historical documentary film, “‘Follow and Rejoice’ – Mary Baker Eddy: The Chestnut Hill Years.”

Registration is due by Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Click to fill out an online registration form.*

April 6, 2019

Building Church: Mrs. Eddy’s enduring demonstrations of benevolence and governance.


Speaker Brad Stock

Details to follow

May 4, 2019

Effulgence Foundation

Historic films on Helen Wood Bauman & Paul Stark Seeley

Details to follow

For more information, please use the contact information listed below:

Phone: (609) 921-8900 or (800) 626-9155

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Mailing Address

Tenacre Foundation

PO Box 632

Princeton, NJ 08542


(609) 921-8900

(800) 626-9155


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