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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 are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Connections – Making and Collaborating

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This drop-in workshop led by Mercer Museum educators encourages children to create their own arts and crafts pieces inspired by metalwork.

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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. Purchase tickets to Hairwork: Then and Now

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Create comic book-inspired and football-themed crafts with Mercer Museum educators in this drop-in session.

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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 are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Gunfire to Guinea Feathers: Interpreting the Mercer Museum’s Firearms Collection

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Join cartoonists from the National Cartoonists Society at this drop-in afternoon event celebrating the new Pigskin Peanuts exhibit and see how cartoons are drawn and leave with a token drawing of your very own.

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Take advantage of this after-hours tour of the new exhibit Pigskin Peanuts. Led by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler, this tour showcases football-themed artifacts and makes connections to the broader history of football in Bucks County. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Meet the Curator Tour

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Celebrate the unique nature of the Mercer Museum’s pre-Industrial tool collection through an evening of artistry and empowerment with Bucks County-based artist Ashara Shapiro.  As an artist and designer,  Ashara breathes new life into reclaimed pieces and creates storied wearable art that have gone through an evolution using the tools of yesteryear. Artist and Founder of A. Recherche, Shapiro will host an interactive shopping experience after her presentation, with 10% of her proceeds being donated back to the museum. Space…

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Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
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