FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
A touring exhibit telling the life story of nineteenth century thinker and
reformer Mary Baker Eddy will be installed at the New Mexico State
University Library in October. The exhibit, entitled “’This is woman’s
hour…’ The Life of Mary Baker Eddy” will be available for public viewing
on the second floor balcony of Branson Library from October 1 through
The exhibit, created by The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy organization of
Boston, is a smaller version of a large multi-media exhibit that was first
shown at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls,
New York. The large exhibit, currently being shown in September and
October at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, has been traveling
throughout the U.S. since 1998.
Mary Baker Eddy lived between 1821 and 1910. She was part of the women’s reform movement challenging
mainstream thinking in regards to both health-care and religion, and proved through her life that a woman
could be a thinker and an entrepreneur. She is best known for founding The Christian Science Monitor
and as the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
The exhibit portrays Eddy as a healer, thinker and reformer. Her unexpected recovery from an accident
provided the impetus for her pioneering work in mind-body healing. She was a thinker, who along with
certain other women of her generation such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, questioned the subordinate role of
women in American society. As a reformer, she lectured, published, and founded a church, a college and a
Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Wilson at (505) 646-1508.