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Experience the Mercer Museum’s historic artifacts in a new light this fall in the exhibit Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection. Curated by Professor Cappy Counard of Edinboro University, this exhibit highlights the work of twenty-three blacksmiths, metalsmiths and jewelers, who represent a diverse cross section of their fields. These artists responded to the museum’s historic collection with their own contemporary works of art that are integrated into the museum’s permanent exhibits and displayed alongside the artifacts…

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Pigskin Peanuts

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Exhibits

Just in time for football season, the Mercer Museum is showcasing a selection of Charles M. Schulz’s famous football-themed comic strips in a new exhibit entitled Pigskin Peanuts. This exhibit, organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California, features fifty Sunday and daily Peanuts comic strips featuring the sport of football and the popular characters Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and more. The Mercer Museum will also highlight original artifacts, photography and memorabilia from…

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Create comic book-inspired and football-themed crafts with Mercer Museum educators in this drop-in session.

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American Historical Theatre reenactor Joe Doyle portrays Second President of the United States John Adams and shares the stories of a man who devoted his outstanding legal talents to the cause of freedom and liberty.

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Treasures from the Library Vault

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Featured, Library

Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring some of the most intriguing and “hidden” items in the Mercer Museum Library.  Get an up-close look at a few of these treasures during a white glove portion of the event. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vault

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Discover Henry Mercer’s motivations and methods in establishing and assembling the museum’s collection in this special lecture by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to “Original, Alone & Unique:” The Mercer Museum Collection

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During this lecture, featured metalsmith Nash Quinn will discuss the Mercer Museum’s collection of firearms from the perspective of a craft artist, including the historical significance of the collection and how those artifacts became the inspiration for his piece in the exhibit, Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Gunfire to Guinea Feathers: Interpreting the Mercer Museum’s Firearms Collection

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Fonthill Castle

SOLD OUT – Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Featured

Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

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The Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle are closed on this date. Thank you for your support.

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Gingerbread in the Log House

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Family, Featured, Food Program

Join food historian Susan Plaisted in the Mercer Museum’s Log House for a family-friendly drop-in program. Learn how gingerbread evolved from a mixture of ginger and breadcrumbs to its present day form, including the cut-out gingerbread man. Savor gingerbread samples and enjoy the tastes of the holidays. Please note: This is an outdoor program, please dress warmly. 

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All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
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