2020 Past Exhibits

200 Years of Bucks County Art


July 20, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Special Exhibit Included with Museum Admission

Since its founding in 1880, the Bucks County Historical Society has collected works of art – fine and folk paintings, portraits and landscapes, genre and decorative works.  Never before seen comprehensively, this collection is the centerpiece of the new exhibit 200 Years of Bucks County Art.

This exhibit highlights local portraiture and landscape painting by noted American artists and important regional painters, as well as numerous companion pieces such as historical artifacts, documents and images from the Bucks County Historical Society collection that relate to the artists or their subjects.

The exhibit features over one hundred works, including paintings by Charles Willson Peale, Edward Hicks, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Hicks, Thomas Otter, William Lathrop and Daniel Garber, as well as Jonathan and William Trego, Edward Trego, Samuel DuBois, Robert Street, Samuel Moon, and many others.

200 Years of Bucks County Art also offers audiences experiential opportunities to “step into” portraits and become part of the artwork.


This exhibit is sponsored by:


   Tom Thomas


Susan E. Kane

Kathleen F. O’Dea and J. Lawrence Grim, Jr.

Brian and Louise McLeod


There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces. Completed in 1910 Fonthill boasted modern conveniences- 2 dumbwaiters, an Otis elevator, an intercom buzzer system and phones to communicate within the house.

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