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Friends of BCHS: True Crime in Bucks County

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


May 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States

Delve into archival and museum objects that tell the fascinating stories of true crime in Bucks County as told by our Research Library staff. Discover the history of the 1831 Mina-Chapman murder case, the 1893 Rightly murders, and other surprise treasures from the collections and archives, including clues from investigations, images of suspects, stories of attempted jail breaks, and more!

Seating is limited per session and pre-registration is required.

Register for the 11:00 a.m. session of True Crime in Bucks County


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.

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•On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, Fonthill Castle will be closing early due to a private event. The last tour will be at 2pm.
• Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022, face coverings are optional at our two sites. Learn more about our Covid-19 policies.