2019 Past Exhibits

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy

February 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019
Mercer Museum
Follow the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies to victory in World War II in Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy at the Mercer Museum.

This traveling exhibit from The National WWII Museum showcases inspiring stories of the home front’s production efforts through artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive multimedia components.

Accompanying this exhibit, the Mercer Museum will be displaying a sampling of its World War II-era collections showcasing notable Bucks County industries during the war, military service personnel, and life on the home front.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy was produced by The National WWII Museum.

Generously sponsored by our local supporters:

Syd and Sharon Martin

The Biersmith Family, Honoring Lt. Martin C. Biersmith, USN

From Here to There

May 31, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Join us from May 31 – September 8, 2019 for a new traveling exhibit, From Here to There, a hands-on, family experience that explores the science of how things move from place to place.

From Here to There is color-coded and divided into three main categories: transportation by land, sea and air. Twelve different educational interactive stations provide an engaging opportunity for guests to learn about gravity, friction and the laws of motion and physics.

Guests can ride a hovercraft to experience how air pressure works, turn up the heat to launch a hot air balloon, send colorful balls through rushing channels of air to get from one station to the next and much more.

The Rochester Museum & Science Center of Rochester, NY and the Sciencenter of Ithaca, NY developed From Here to There as part of the Traveling Exhibits AMuseums of Science (TEAMS) collaborative and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Admission to the exhibit is included with general museum admission.

Exhibit Sponsored Locally by:

Marv and Dee Ann Woodall

Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon

May 31, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Mercer Museum will be showcasing a major summer exhibit, Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon from May 31 – September 8, 2019.
This original exhibit, created in collaboration with the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum, highlights the extraordinary role of the Warminster-based Naval Air Development Center (NADC) Johnsville in America’s early space program. From Mercury to Apollo, the NADC helped train the astronauts who ultimately achieved putting a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s.

The exhibit will showcase many historic artifacts, images and multimedia components, many on view for the first time, including period film clips, a replica spacecraft, Navy flight clothing and interactive opportunities.

Admission to the exhibit is included with general museum admission.

In partnership with: 

Exhibit Sponsored by:


Susan E. Kane

Cascade Foundation

Lisa Kristin Soren

Dr. Christine McGinn of Papillon Center

Brian and Louise McLeod


“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Rollo's Fact 5

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