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As a public health precaution, our “Mysteries of the Rainforest” Screening will not take place on April 20. We appreciate your understanding.learn more
As a public health precaution, our “An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” Screening will not take place on April 22. We appreciate your understanding.learn more
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
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