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This 45-minute virtual experience features a 15-minute recorded tour of the Mercer Museum’s famous Central Court, followed by an array of mesmerizing photographs and a live virtual Q&A conversation with one of our experienced tour guides. Book this one-of-a-kind virtual Zoom tour and sit back in the comfort of your own home as we take you on an historic escape through one of Bucks County’s most beloved gems. Advance registration is required for all. Admission is $10/General Admission virtual connection per…

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This 45-minute virtual experience features a 15-minute recorded tour of the Mercer Museum’s famous Central Court, followed by an array of mesmerizing photographs and a live virtual Q&A conversation with one of our experienced tour guides. Book this one-of-a-kind virtual Zoom tour and sit back in the comfort of your own home as we take you on an historic escape through one of Bucks County’s most beloved gems. Advance registration is required for all. Admission is $10/General Admission virtual connection per…

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a log house? Explore the daily life of colonial farmers with Mercer Museum educators during this virtual family program. Learn about the well pump, colonial games and toys, churning butter, and more! These 60-minute virtual experiences feature a 45-minute recorded journey in a colonial log house, followed by a live virtual Q&A conversation with our educators that is fun for the whole family. Advanced registration is required for this…

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Join the Mercer Museum for this second virtual lecture with Chase Palmer, author of Postcards of Bucks County: The Complete Arnold Brothers Series. Explore the history of Bucks County and its landmarks through early postcards of images taken by the Arnold Brothers from the late 1890s through the turn of the 20th century. This lecture will tell the fascinating stories of the “unpublished Arnold negatives,” roughly 400 image negatives preserved in the archives of the Bucks County Historical Society. Chase…

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In this one-hour virtual multimedia program, Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle educators bring the stories of Henry Mercer and his concrete castles to life through film clips, historic archives and modern-day images. Located in  Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle are two historic castles that celebrate the life and legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar. A live discussion following the presentation brings the magic of Henry Mercer’s vision right into…

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Throughout this spring season, delight in the splendor of a virtual guided historic tour of Fonthill Castle in the heart of Doylestown, Bucks County, PA. These 45-minute virtual experiences feature a 30-minute recorded guided journey through Henry Chapman Mercer’s home, followed by a live virtual Q&A conversation with one of our experienced tour guides. Fonthill Castle is a showcase for Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. The castle serves as an…

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This 45-minute virtual experience features a 15-minute recorded tour of the Mercer Museum’s famous Central Court, followed by an array of mesmerizing photographs and a live virtual Q&A conversation with one of our experienced tour guides. Book this one-of-a-kind virtual Zoom tour and sit back in the comfort of your own home as we take you on an historic escape through one of Bucks County’s most beloved gems. Advance registration is required for all. Admission is $10/General Admission virtual connection…

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Local author and historian Scott Bomboy recently published a book and a website that mined the Mercer Museum Library’s resources to tell old stories in new ways. The library’s unique collections about Bucks County played a critical role in “An American Hometown,” the first early comprehensive history of Perkasie Borough. Another of Bomboy’s efforts was the 2019 web project with the Bucks County Historical Society, bucksbridges.com, the first detailed history of Bucks County’s covered bridges. Both projects combine the library’s…

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In this one-hour virtual multimedia program, Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle educators bring the stories of Henry Mercer and his concrete castles to life through film clips, historic archives and modern-day images. Located in  Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle are two historic castles that celebrate the life and legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar. A live discussion following the presentation brings the magic of Henry Mercer’s vision right into…

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In celebration of the spring season, virtually join Library & Archives Manager Annie Halliday for a Zoom lecture where she explores the origins of Bucks County’s historic Burpee Seeds and Landreth’s Seeds companies through items from the Mercer Museum’s Research Library archives. Registration for this program is required. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program. Purchase tickets for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
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