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Racing: A Need for Speed

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Kids Who Race Day

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Mercer Museum

Racing: A Need for Speed

Category:
Adult, Exhibits, Featured, Youth

As participants and spectators, Americans love racing.  We race to compete and win, to improve ourselves, and master our machines, to find community with others and simply for fun, thrills and the love of spectacle.  In this original exhibition, explore the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the Delaware Valley across four sports-motor racing, horse racing, foot racing and cycling,  from the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks and fairgrounds of the…

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Dr. Alison Kreitzer, adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, discusses the expansion of automobile racing in Pennsylvania during the first half of the twentieth century, including the local fair circuit and Langhorne Speedway, one of the nation’s first tracks built purposely for motor racing.  The program is included with museum admission.

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

Category:
Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Fonthill Castle

Bus Trip to Toms River, NJ

Category:
Adult

SOLD OUT Go on the road with the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society to Toms River, NJ, for a delightful 11⁄2-hour cruise on the River Lady, a 150-passenger, 85′ authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat.  Cruise takes place rain or shine, since seating is protected from the weather. Please note: our seats are on the upper deck which requires the climbing of 12 steps. After the cruise, spend the afternoon in Historic Smithville, which began as a…

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Mercer Museum

Kids Who Race Day

Category:
Adult, Featured, Youth

Experience some of the ways kids in our area race and compete.  Participants include Pinewood Derby racers from the Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America; the Oaklane Quarter Midget Club, Trumbauersville; and the Bucks County Soapbox Derby.  Visit with the racers, and join in activities scheduled throughout the day.  Included with museum admission.

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Beer Fest

Category:
Adult, Featured

Enjoy Great beer and Great People! Fonthill Castle will host its  5th annual end-of summer Beer Fest featuring high quality drafts from 35+ local and regional breweries in the beautiful outdoor setting of Fonthill Castle.  Guests to Beer Fest will also enjoy music, light fare provided by T.H.E. catering, and a commemorative beer tasting glass.  General admission tickets include unlimited beer tastings, First Tap VIP tickets include early admission to the event along with exclusive access to the Draught Lines Lounge.  Tickets can be…

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

Category:
Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

Category:
Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Mercer Museum

Cocktails at the Castle

Category:
Adult, Featured

 Cocktails at the Castle…A Savory Exploration to Support the Mercer Museum  is the Mercer’s annual fall gala benefiting the museum’s education and preservation programs.  Enjoy an incredible dining experience as you wind your way around the castle, sampling food and spirits from the area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries and wineries. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE COCKTAILS OF THE CASTLE  2017 A WONDERFUL EVENT! Cocktails at the Castle Sponsors Pinnacle Sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors Tower Sponsor A to Z Party…

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

Category:
Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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ROLLO'S FACTS

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.
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