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Racing: A Need for Speed

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Black American Racers

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Racing: A Need for Speed

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Adult, Exhibits, Featured, Youth

As participants and spectators, Americans love racing.  We race to compete and win, to improve ourselves, and master our machines, to find community with others and simply for fun, thrills and the love of spectacle.  In this original exhibition, explore the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the Delaware Valley across four sports-motor racing, horse racing, foot racing and cycling,  from the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks and fairgrounds of the…

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Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society for their quarterly program, featuring Carol Simon Levin’s first-person portrayal of the remarkable Emily Roebling, who helped supervise much of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Dessert is followed by a short business meeting and the featured program.  Free but donations received will be used to support future programs  

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Mercer Museum

Stories Under the Trees with Darcy Fair

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Youth

Visit the museum grounds on special Tuesdays for a rollicking children’s story hour featuring oral tales, readings, music, participatory activities, and touchable objects from the museum’s education collections.  Bring a blanket, folding chair, some lunch, a cold drink and your enthusiasm.  Programs are presented by Darcy Fair of Buckslore, and are suitable for children of all ages and their caregivers.  Free, drop-in program, sponsored in part by the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society.  Program will be moved inside…

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

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Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Mercer Museum

“Follow Rollo” Book Signing

Category:
Adult, Youth

Join us for the long-awaited launch of Bucks County Historical Society volunteer and Doylestown resident Nancy Bergère’s new children’s book “Follow Rollo,”  a delightful new tale that follows the adventures of Henry Mercer’s beloved pet Rollo throughout the grounds of Fonthill Castle. A retired schoolteacher and lifelong educator, Bergère creates a new must-have storybook for children of all ages.

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Fonthill Castle

Stories by the Castle with Darcy Fair

Category:
Youth

Visit the castle grounds for a rollicking children’s story hour featuring oral tales, readings, music, participatory activities, and a touchable object from the museum’s education collections. Bring a blanket, folding chair, some lunch, a cold drink and your enthusiasm.  Programs are presented by Darcy Fair of Buckslore, and are suitable for children of all ages and their caregivers.  Free, drop-in program.  Program will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

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Mercer Museum

Stories Under the Trees with Darcy Fair

Category:
Youth

Visit the museum grounds on special Tuesdays for a rollicking children’s story hour featuring oral tales, readings, music, participatory activities, and touchable objects from the museum’s education collections.  Bring a blanket, folding chair, some lunch, a cold drink and your enthusiasm.  Programs are presented by Darcy Fair of Buckslore, and are suitable for children of all ages and their caregivers.  Free, drop-in program, sponsored in part by the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society.  Program will be moved inside…

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Mercer Museum

Black American Racers

Category:
Adult, Featured, Youth

Meet ground-breaking African-American motor racers in this panel and discussion program, led by driver, owner and entrepreneur Leonard Miller. Program includes a preview of a soon-to-be released documentary about Miller, his Black American Racers Association, and his efforts to break the color barrier in motor sports.  A restored Formula “Super Vee” raced by Miller’s team is also on view, courtesy of the Volkswagen Group of America. The program is co-sponsored by the African-American Museum of Bucks County and is included…

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Fonthill Castle

Henry Mercer’s Birthday Celebration

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Happy 162nd Birthday Henry!  Celebrate Henry Mercer’s birthday at Fonthill with cake, lemonade, a birthday card craft and discounted admission-1 child free with paying adult.

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Fonthill Castle

“Follow Rollo” Book Signing

Category:
Adult, Youth

Join us for the long-awaited launch of Bucks County Historical Society volunteer and Doylestown resident Nancy Bergère’s new children’s book “Follow Rollo”,  a delightful new tale that follows the adventures of Henry Mercer’s beloved pet Rollo throughout the grounds of Fonthill Castle. A retired schoolteacher and lifelong educator, Bergère creates a new must-have storybook for children of all ages.

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