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

Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection

September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Experience the Mercer Museum’s historic artifacts in a new light this fall in the exhibit Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection.

Curated by Professor Cappy Counard of Edinboro University, this exhibit highlights the work of twenty-three blacksmiths, metalsmiths and jewelers, who represent a diverse cross section of their fields. These artists responded to the museum’s historic collection with their own contemporary works of art that are integrated into the museum’s permanent exhibits and displayed alongside the artifacts that inspired them.


A beautiful 70-page catalog for the exhibit can be purchased at the Mercer Museum’s gift shop for $19.95 or by contacting us by phone or email at 215-345-0210 ext. 114 or info@mercermuseum.org.


Download the exhibit’s press release:
Forging a Link Press Release


Exhibit Sponsored by:

The Morel Family Foundation

Tom Thomas

Molly Lowell and Rich Duvall

Pigskin Peanuts

November 15, 2019 – February 9, 2020

Just in time for football season, the Mercer Museum is showcasing a selection of Charles M. Schulz’s famous football-themed comic strips in a new exhibit entitled Pigskin Peanuts.

This exhibit, organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California, features fifty Sunday and daily Peanuts comic strips featuring the sport of football and the popular characters Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and more. The Mercer Museum will also highlight original artifacts, photography and memorabilia from Bucks County football history throughout the exhibit.

Exhibit Sponsored by:

Mary Jane Clemens

Suzanne and Paul Manganiello



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• The Mercer Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to prepare for our free Mercer Museum Holiday Open House starting at 7:00 p.m.

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