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Exhibit: Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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The Mercer Museum’s annual holiday exhibit captures the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings.  The display draws from the Mercer Museum’s holdings and local private collections, and includes popular playthings from the Victorian Era through the 1980s.  Period ornaments and appropriate reproductions adorn the trees, and show the evolution of Christmas traditions. Some of the toys on view this year include Tonka trucks, Fisher-Price toys, dollhouses from the Sharon Holloway Dollhouse and Miniatures Collection, Star Wars collectibles, classic wooden toys and tin windups.  The exhibit is included with museum admission.


In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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Please note that Fonthill Castle will close early on Friday, October 1, & Saturday, October 2 for private events. On both days the last tour will take place at 2pm. Please see our mask recommendations here.