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Racing: A Need for Speed

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Aug11

Kids Who Race Day

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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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YOUR MISSION: Flee the fumaroles-laced, quaking earth aboard your trireme, fight the stinging tentacled Hydras lurking just offshore, and follow the “Spiraling Waves.” The odyssey of the Minoan survivors begins!  For students who have completed grades 3-7. Campers use basic Arduino Modules & LEGO  Manufacturing Systems, MIT’s SCRATCH programming, and LEGO Mindstorms materials to develop autonomous robots. To sign up, call 215-348-9461, ext. 210.

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YOUR MISSION: The journey begins in the shadow of the Great Sphinx. Hieroglyphics at the temple of Hatshepsut reveal: “When the sun is in Leo follow the “Golden One” to the snow covered “Zenith of the South.” Beware the giant sand serpents of the  Olduvai Gorge…hold fast to your lapis lazuli charm….  For students who have completed grades 2-6, camp features LEGO Mechanical Devices Kits, plus MIT’s SCRATCH programming. To sign up, call 215-348-9461, ext. 210.

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Dr. Alison Kreitzer, adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, discusses the expansion of automobile racing in Pennsylvania during the first half of the twentieth century, including the local fair circuit and Langhorne Speedway, one of the nation’s first tracks built purposely for motor racing.  The program is included with museum admission.

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YOUR MISSION: From “la Cota d’lvoire” ride the howling cyclones west to where the “Mother of the Waters” meets the Atlantis Thalassa. … follow the code carvings of the Jaguar. … Ascend the terraced slopes to the dominion of “he who overturns space and time.” There you shall find the golden essence of “Inti.” For students who have completed grades 1-3, camp features enhanced LEGO WeDo Robotics projects.plus MIT’s SCRATCH programming in developing creatures & mechanisms. To sign up, call 215-348-9461,…

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YOUR MISSION: Flee the fumaroles-laced, quaking earth aboard your trireme, fight the stinging tentacled Hydras lurking just offshore, and follow the “Spiraling Waves.” The odyssey of the Minoan survivors begins!  For students who have completed grades 3-7. Campers use basic Arduino Modules & LEGO  Manufacturing Systems, MIT’s SCRATCH programming, and LEGO Mindstorms materials to develop autonomous robots. To sign up, call 215-348-9461, ext. 210.

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Mercer Museum

Mercer’s Wizarding Academy

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Calling all 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 camp experience connects history, science, literature. Space is  limited. For ages 7-12. To sign up, call 215-348-9461, ext. 210.

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Mercer Museum

Kids Who Race Day

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Adult, Featured, Youth

Experience some of the ways kids in our area race and compete.  Participants include Pinewood Derby racers from the Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America; the Oaklane Quarter Midget Club, Trumbauersville; and the Bucks County Soapbox Derby.  Visit with the racers, and join in activities scheduled throughout the day.  Included with museum admission.

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YOUR MISSION: The journey begins in the shadow of the Great Sphinx. Hieroglyphics at the temple of Hatshepsut reveal: “When the sun is in Leo follow the “Golden One” to the snow covered “Zenith of the South.” Beware the giant sand serpents of the  Olduvai Gorge…hold fast to your lapis lazuli charm….  For students who have completed grades 2-6, camp features LEGO Mechanical Devices Kits, plus MIT’s SCRATCH programming. To sign up, call 215-348-9461, ext. 210.

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YOUR MISSION: Begin at the “Harmonies of the Dragon’s Cave” on the Isle of Staffa, Scotia. In navigating the Firth of Lorne, tack past the fearsome kraken guarding the inlet to Loch Linnhe. In the shadow of Castle Arquartz receive the energy-focusing “Glint,” a reward from the Dragon of “Lasair agus Deigh.” For students who have completed grades 4-9. Campers use LEGO Mindstorms EV3, fundamental Arduino Modules, Maker & DIY Circuitry Modules, and MIT’s SCRATCH programming to create their own…

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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.
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