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Mercer Museum

Treasures from the Library Vault

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Featured, Library

Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring some of the most intriguing and “hidden” items in the Mercer Museum Library.  Get an up-close look at a few of these treasures during a white glove portion of the event. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vault

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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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Take an evening tour of Fonthill Castle’s shadowy corners, including the Basement “Crypt”, and learn of Henry Mercer’s love of detective and Gothic literature, followed by a dramatic performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. This event is Sold Out.

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

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Featured, Tour

During these hour-long tours, guests explore Henry Mercer’s home from basement to tower and learn more about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and illustrated prints. These special behind-the-scenes tours offer access to areas not seen on daily tours. Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways at this historic site. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. Tower Tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. Tower Tour

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Discover Henry Mercer’s motivations and methods in establishing and assembling the museum’s collection in this special lecture by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to “Original, Alone & Unique:” The Mercer Museum Collection

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

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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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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Featured

Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

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Mercer Museum

Treasures from the Library Vault

Category:
Featured, Library

Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring some of the most intriguing and “hidden” items in the Mercer Museum Library.  Get an up-close look at a few of these treasures during a white glove portion of the event. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vault

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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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ROLLO'S FACTS

“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.
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