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During World War II, more than one thousand women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors.  Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60,000,000 miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition!) Thirty-eight of them died serving their…

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Enjoy an afternoon on the grounds of the Mercer Museum for a lively children’s story hour featuring reading, music and more.

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Learn how Bucks County farmland was transformed into the premier research and development center for the U.S. Navy, and the role it played in America’s space program with Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum President Mike Maguire. Purchase Tickets to The History of the Naval Air Development Center

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Take advantage of one of three exclusive tours of our new Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon exhibit. Led by Bucks County Historical Society V.P. of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler and Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum President Mike Maguire, these tours showcase collections highlighted in the exhibit, most of which have never been on display. Purchase Tickets to the Meet the Curator: Exhibit Tour

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Mercer Museum

To the Moon Crafternoon

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Family, Featured

Children join Mercer Museum educators in this drop-in session to create space-themed crafts inspired by our major summer exhibit, Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon.   Thank you to our program sponsor:

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Join Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum Vice President Mark Calhoun for an historical overview of Warminster’s Naval Air Development Center and learn the role it played in the Cold War. Purchase Tickets to Naval Air Development Center and the Cold War

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Join Recorder of Deeds Robin Robinson, and professional genealogist Connie Ace, for an evening exploring the value of property records in historical research. Robinson will describe her efforts to rescue and preserve Bucks County’s original deed books, followed by a presentation by Ace. Q&A, light refreshments and an opportunity to examine restored deed books to follow. Purchase tickets to “Good Deeds:” Property Records and Family History Research

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Enjoy an afternoon on the grounds of the Mercer Museum for a lively children’s story hour featuring reading, music and more.

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Mercer Museum

Wizarding Camp: July 8 -12

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Camps and Workshops

Calling all new and returning witches and wizards!   Get sorted into your houses, prepare your wands, and get ready for classes in Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, Quidditch and more. Come one, come all to earn (or lose) points for the House Cup! Wizard dress is highly encouraged. This summer experience connects history, science, literature and magic in a one-of-a-kind-setting at the Mercer Museum. Join us daily Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. –…

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Hear former NASA Astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain Winston Scott share his inspiring stories of a career that spanned from astronaut training in Bucks County’s Naval Air Development Center to traveling to space in NASA missions. Winston Scott will conduct a Q&A and meet-and-greet following his presentation. Purchase Tickets to An Evening with Astronaut Winston Scott

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ROLLO'S FACTS

“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.
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