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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…learn more
Mercer Museum Library Archivist Jesse Crooks explores the Bucks County Historical Society archives and document collections relating to Bucks County African American history. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Bucks County African American History Lecturelearn more
Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring love-themed artifacts and documents from the vaults of the Mercer Museum Library. Examine these treasures for yourself during the white-glove portion of this program. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vaultlearn more
Commemorate Presidents’ Day in the historic Log House outside of the Mercer Museum with food historian Susan Plaisted as she prepares cacao tea and hot chocolate, favorites of America’s First President George Washington. This program is outdoors, please dress warmly.learn more
Would you like to brush up on the Constitution or how our government works? Did you know that those wishing to become U.S. citizens must pass a test of basic civics knowledge? Learn (or review!) the basics of the American system of government and put your knowledge to the test in a friendly trivia competition presented by the League of Women Voters of Bucks County. Advanced Registration is highly recommended. Register for the ABCs of Civicslearn more
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, Patricia Troilo tells the story of Quaker Alice Paul, one of the leading suffragettes of the 20th century.learn more
Take advantage of this after-hours tour of our new exhibit 200 Years of Bucks County Art and learn more about select paintings and artifacts showcased in the exhibit. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the Meet the Curator tourlearn more
Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring gardening-themed artifacts and documents from the vaults of the Mercer Museum Library. Examine these treasures for yourself during the white-glove portion of this program. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vaultlearn more
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.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
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