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Virtual Presentation: Henry Chapman Mercer: A Legacy Built in Concrete

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| $10 General Admission/ $5 for Members

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Date:
February 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$10 General Admission/ $5 for Members
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Venue

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle

In this one-hour virtual multimedia program, Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle educators bring the stories of Henry Mercer and his concrete castles to life through film clips, historic archives and modern-day images. Located in  Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle are two historic castles that celebrate the life and legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar.

A live discussion following the presentation brings the magic of Henry Mercer’s vision right into your home and is perfect for history lovers of all ages.

The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate, features both local and national seasonal exhibits as well as a core museum collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of American material culture.

Fonthill Castle was home to Henry Chapman Mercer and served as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. Fonthill Castle features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Advance registration is required for all. Admission is $10/General Admission virtual connection per household or $5/BCHS members. Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program from our museum team.

Purchase 6:00 p.m. Tickets.

ROLLO'S FACTS

Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
Rollo's Fact 1

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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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