"Why this has the feel of a home just as a woman would make it!" said a Christian Scientist from Switzerland on her first visit to Mrs. Eddy's home at 12 Broad Street, Lynn, Massachusetts. "It is pretty but simple, and I sense here discipline and also attention to detail, and it all tells me about our Leader."
A tour of the six historic sites belonging to The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, plus the six owned by the Long year Historical Society, helps make the visits of many Christian Scientists to New England enjoyable and instructive. Each year thousands of travelers like the Swiss woman find that their visits to these sites give them a better understanding of Mrs. Eddy's mission. And on their tour they discover the beauties of New England too!
Historical preservation, like the cause of ecology, is aimed at providing present and future generations with a richer visual environment. It presumes that appreciation of the past is vital nutriment for future progress.