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Mercer Museum

Out from Slavery

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Lectures

Join Doylestown writer and researcher Doreen Stratton as she explores enslaved workers’ journeys from Africa to Freedom through the Underground Railroad. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Out from Slavery

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Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray connects her sculptural work to craft history, material culture and the decorative arts. During this evening lecture, she will illustrate her perspective on the nature of craft and unity. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Constructed Objects and Material Fictions

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Mercer Museum

Cocktails at the Castle

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Featured, Fundraising

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and tantalizing cocktails at the Mercer Museum’s major annual fundraiser to benefit year-round education, exhibition and community initiatives. Guests enjoy offerings from the area’s most renowned restaurants, caterers, and bakeries while imbibing crafted cocktails and dancing the night away. An online silent auction features one-of-a-kind experiences and packages, all to benefit a great cause. Purchase Tickets to Cocktails at the Castle

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Join artist and blacksmith Warren Holzman as he explores the distinctive metalwork of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn, two sites that house one of the most important collections of forged ornamental metal in the world. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Metalwork of Bryn Athyn Cathedral & Glencairn

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Mercer Museum

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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Exhibit curator and artist Cappy Counard makes jewelry and metalwork about connecting, mending and honoring our shared commonalities. Join her as she discusses the development of her artwork and how it led to her connection with the museum and the creation of the Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection exhibit. Following this presentation, Counard will lead a tour of the exhibit. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Connections – Making and Collaborating

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This drop-in workshop led by Mercer Museum educators encourages children to create their own arts and crafts pieces inspired by metalwork.

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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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Melanie Bilenker explores the Victorian tradition of hairwork, or jewelry made with human hair, and her modern approach to the art. Her presentation will be followed by a demonstration of several Victorian processes used in the remembrance jewelry that first inspired her. Purchase tickets to Hairwork: Then and Now

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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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ROLLO'S FACTS

Among the oldest artifacts in the Mercer Museum are a 2,000 year old whale oil lamp and Native American implements dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.
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