Board of Trustees

Bucks County Historical Society

The Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS), a private nonprofit organization, is a unique cultural and educational institution that operates the Mercer Museum and Library and Fonthill Castle. As the County Historical Society, it is charged with collecting, preserving and interpreting the rich history and culture of Bucks County and the Delaware Valley region. As the primary inheritor of the material and intellectual legacy of Henry C. Mercer, the BCHS is custodian of a regionally and nationally significant collection of tools and artifacts that illuminate the history of pre-industrial America to c. 1850.

The BCHS was founded in 1880 by General William Watts Hart Davis with several friends, including the 23-year-old Henry C. Mercer. The organization is now governed by a volunteer Board of men and women from the community who are committed to the legacy of Henry Mercer.

2019 Bucks County Historical Society Officers

Board ChairHeather A. Cevasco
Vice-ChairMaureen B. Carlton
Vice-ChairLinda B. Hodgdon
TreasurerThomas Hebel
Secretary William R. Schutt
Past ChairJohn R. Augenblick

Board of Trustees

Tobias Bruhn
Susan E. Fisher
David L. Franke
Elizabeth H. Gemmill
Christine Harrison
Verna Hutchinson
Michael S. Keim
William D. Maeglin
Brian R. McLeod
Richard D. Paynton, Jr.
Michelle A. Pedersen
Gustavo I. Perea
Michael B. Raphael
Jack Schmidt
Susan J. Smith
Tom Thomas
Rochelle Thompson
Anthony S. Volpe
Steven T. Wray

Executive Director

Kyle McKoy
Bucks County Historical Society

Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

ROLLO'S FACTS

“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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