COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends,

As we monitor the daily developments of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle continue to follow best practices according to official guidelines and announce the following measures in order to safeguard our guests, volunteers and staff:

 

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle Daily Admission

In an effort to limit the pathways for community transmission, the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle will close to the public through Tuesday, June 30, 2020. This includes the library at the Mercer Museum.

 

Community Programs

We have made the difficult decision to cancel all public programming across our two sites at least through Tuesday, June 30, 2020. This includes:

  • Fonthill Castle Escape Room on May 9, May 16 & May 23
  • 5th Annual Kite Day at Fonthill Castle on May 17
  • Friends of BCHS Amelia Earhart Presentation on May 18 (Rescheduled for September 21)
  • Plus Ultra Society Recognition Event on May 21

If you have purchased tickets to any of the above programs, you will be contacted by a member of staff for a refund. 

 

Mercer Legacy Sweepstakes 

This year, our Sweepstakes has faced unexpected circumstances. As a result, we have made the decision to cancel the Legacy Drawing Party, originally scheduled for May 3, and instead host a private prize drawing at the museum on Friday, July 17. As always, all entries will be verified by a representative from DunlapSLK prior to the drawing.

To provide you with even better odds to win a prize, we will now sell a maximum of 300 entries, rather than our usual 600.

For more information, visit mercermuseum.org/mercer-legacy

 

Sharing Your Stories

We would like to hear how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting you, your family, your neighborhood, and your community.  How has your life changed? How are you spending your time? What emotions are you experiencing? What changes have you observed in your neighborhood or in others around you?  Future Bucks Countians will want to know how you coped, what you did, how you managed. This is your opportunity to tell them.

To learn more, visit mercermuseum.org/collectingcovid19/

 

School and Group Programs

At this time, we will not be hosting school & group tours at the Mercer Museum or Fonthill Castle through May 2020.

This situation remains fluid as more developments around COVID-19 come out. For inquires about future group tours, please contact Dan Miller, Program Manager, Reservations & Group Tours, at dmiller@fonthillmuseum.org

 

Need to Contact Us?

Please email info@mercermuseum.org if you have a specific question regarding any of the above and we will put you in touch with the correct staff member.

Thank you for your cooperation as we take important steps to ensure the safety of our guests and staff members.

ROLLO'S FACTS

All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
Rollo's Fact 2

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Please see our COVID-19 Update Page:mercermuseum.org/covid19
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