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Everyday Rhythms: Music at the Mercer | Open Now – December 31, 2023 Location: Mercer Museum Admission: Entry included with general Mercer Museum admission. Everyday Rhythms explores some of these common uses of music and musical instruments – shared across many regions, people and cultures. These instruments were once a part of the acoustic landscape – the soundscape – of everyday life around the globe. Instruments featured in the show include not only European-American forms, but also those from…learn more
The Dusty Road to Doylestown Hospital: The Early Years of the Village Improvement Association | Open September 29 – December 31, 2023 Location: Mercer Museum Admission: Entry included with general Mercer Museum admission. In partnership with Doylestown’s Village Improvement Association (VIA), the Mercer Museum will present the exhibition, The Dusty Road to Doylestown Hospital: The Early Years of the Village Improvement Association, this fall in the museum’s Martin & Warwick Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the centennial anniversary of Doylestown’s first hospital, and…learn more
Cocktails at the Castle | Saturday, October 14, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Location: Mercer Museum Admission: $250 General Admission Ticket / $200 BCHS Member General Admission Ticket Enjoy an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and tantalizing cocktails at the Mercer Museum’s major annual fundraiser that benefits our year-round education, exhibition and community initiatives. Cocktails at the Castle is a highlight of the Bucks County social calendar, and features a dizzying array of culinary samplings from area restaurants, caterers, and bakeries,…learn more
History of Our Shelves | Wednesday, October 18, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Mercer Museum Learning Center Admission: $5 General Admission/Free BCHS Member Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Mercer Museum’s Research Library? Join Director of Library and Archives, Annie Halliday, to celebrate American Archives Month by exploring the beginnings of the Bucks County’s Historical Society’s archival collection and learning how it moved from the Bucks County Courthouse to the Mercer Museum. Register for History…learn more
Movies at the Mercer: The Dark Crystal | Thursday, October 19, 2023 Location: Mercer Museum Green Gates open: 6:00 p.m. Film starts: 7:00 p.m. Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min. – Rated PG The Mercer Museum and The County Theater, in partnership with The Moving Picture Cinema, bring outdoor movies to the community with the 2023 Movies at the Mercer Museum series. On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and…learn more
The Craftery Market | Saturday, October 21, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Mercer Museum Green Admission: Free This modern and unique market on the green outside of the Mercer Museum features over 50 vendors, including carefully-curated artisan, handmade items, antique & vintage finds, original art and more! Enjoy food and live music while you shop. For more information about the Craftery Market, visit herelearn more
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
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.
“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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