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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
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
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.
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.
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
“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.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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.
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