‘Mrs. Eddy and her Dress’ virtual talk


July 9, 2022, 4 pm EST

On July 9, join Griff Henninger, Director of Historical Perspectives at the Tenacre Foundation, for a virtual talk titled “Mrs. Eddy and Her Dress.”

Mary Baker Eddy writes; “Beauty, as well as truth, is eternal; but the beauty of material things passes away, fading and fleeting as mortal belief. Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals.” (S&H 247:12) And yet, our Leader was the only founder of a religion to have dressed in stylish attire, or whose sense of fashion did not freeze at a certain point in her life.

The purpose of this talk, Mrs. Eddy and Her Dress, will help to explain why Mary Baker Eddy’s warning that a mortal sense of fashion was a sure indication of worldliness, and her fashionable wardrobe, did not contradict each other. It is hoped that the presentation will show how both her warning and the value she placed on staying current, found compatible expression, in the light of her human impersonation of God’s feminine nature, as Rev. Irving Tomlinson describes our Leader, in his work, Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy.

The presentation will, hopefully, accomplish this goal by exploring Mrs. Eddy’s love of the natural world’s beauty, as well as the importance she placed on the making of a dress. It will seek to do this by illustrating the cycle of fashion, from Mrs. Eddy’s birth on July 16, 1821 to her passing on December 3, 1910; and how current fashions interfaced with significant events during her life.

If you’re interested in attending, please email ccsninformation@gmail.com!