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Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society for a lively presentation as Patricia Troilo tells the story of Quaker Alice Paul, one of the leading American suffragettes of the 20th century. This program is free and advanced registration is required due to capacity limitations. Register for Alice Paul: The Quaker Fights for Equality 11:00 a.m. Program.  Register for Alice Paul: The Quaker Fights for Equality 1:00 p.m. Program. 

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Mercer Museum

Measurement Rules Exhibit

Educational, Exhibits, Family, Featured, Youth

Measurement Rules is a family-friendly, interactive exhibit created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Measurement Rules explores the meaning of size, height, length, weight and volume through a variety of hands-on activities like giant tape measures, treadmill odometers, balance scales and more! This playful exhibit, perfect for young children, teaches the fundamentals of measurement through fun questions like, “How many chickens do you weigh? How tall are you in apples or inches or pennies? Can you use your foot as a ruler?” Entrance to Measurement Rules is…

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Explore the life and history of American inventor Rufus Porter in this special virtual lecture with Independent Curator Laura F. Sprague and University of Maine Professor of Art History Justin Wolff. In 2019, Sprague and Wolff co-curated the exhibit Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. In partnership with the Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity, located in Bridgton, Maine, this featured program tells the remarkable stories of…

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Interested in knowing how to store and protect your family memories? Join Bucks County Historical Society Library & Archives Manager Annie Halliday for a 45-minute virtual lecture via Zoom as she explores the best practices for preserving your family heirlooms, such as photographs, documents, scrapbooks and more! Learn more about how to house fragile and rare items to ensure their survival for generations to come. Purchase tickets for Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m.

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