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Fonthill Castle Beer Fest

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Spend an end-of summer afternoon at Fonthill Castle for our Annual Beer Fest featuring high-quality drafts from local and regional breweries in a beautiful outdoor setting. Guests enjoy live music, light fare, and a commemorative beer-tasting glass. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID to attend. First Tap VIP Tickets Include: VIP Early Entry at 1:00 p.m. Exclusive Access to our VIP Lounge Access to Special, Limited Edition Beers Unlimited Beer Tastings Commemorative Beer-Tasting…

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Mercer Museum

The Craftery Market

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Featured

Join us and The Craftery on Saturday, September 14 at the Mercer Museum for The Craftery Market from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This modern and unique market features over 50 vendors, including carefully-curated artisan, handmade items, antique & vintage finds, fresh flowers, original art and more! Enjoy food and live music while you shop. The Craftery Market is sponsored by Covenant Bank and entrance to the market is free!

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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 will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

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Tour the Fonthill Castle grounds off of East Court Street with experts from the Doylestown Nature Club and explore the vast array of specimen trees and their history. Meet at Fonthill Welcome Center at 9:00 a.m. Buy Tickets to the Seasonal Grounds Tour of Fonthill 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 will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

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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 $10 General Admission/$5 Members and will go on sale by Friday, September 6, 2019.

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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 will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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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 go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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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. Tickets will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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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 will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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