Family Program
Meet the Makers: Bartering in Colonial Times
 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,  2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m.

$30 Private Group (up to 6 people)

Join a Colonial shoemaker and the owner of a general store and learn how people in early America bartered for the household objects they needed to survive. See how they made shoes, tin-punch lanterns, iron nails and so much more in this 45-minute experience, followed by a Q&A conversation with our expert educators.

Each 45-minute session is reserved for a private family group with up to 6 people. All guests 3 and older are required to wear face coverings during the program. This program is held partially outdoors and is hosted in an authentic, Colonial-era Log House that is not climate-controlled. Please dress appropriately.

Registration for this program is required. Tickets allow discounted admission to the Mercer Museum ($10 Adult/$5 Youth, based on availability). Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

A virtual version of this program is available here.

ROLLO'S FACTS

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.
ROLLO'S FACTS

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Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle will be open 6 days per week, Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will be closed on Mondays. The Mercer Museum Research Library will be closed from Saturday, March 6 - Saturday, March 13, 2021 to upgrade our facilities. The library will reopen on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
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