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.

2021 Bucks County Historical Society Officers

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


Peter Chiovarou
Kelly Cwiklinski
David L. Franke
Christine Harrison
Susan E. Kane
Michael S. Keim
Charles T. McIlhinney Jr.
Brian R. McLeod
Sean Newman
Jeff Paduano
Gustavo I. Perea
Michael B. Raphael
Jonathan Reiss
Jack Schmidt
Susan J. Smith
Patricia Taglioloni
Tom Thomas
Steven T. Wray

Trustee Emeritus

Elizabeth H. Gemmill

Executive Director

Kyle McKoy
Bucks County Historical Society

Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901


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•On Saturday, June 25th, 2022, the last tour at Fonthill Castle will be at 2pm due to a private event.
•On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, Fonthill Castle will be closed to the public. The Mercer Museum will be open on July 5th.
• Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022, face coverings are optional at our two sites. Learn more about our Covid-19 policies.