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Royal Refugees: By Force and Arms! tells the story of the infamous Bucks County Treasury robbery on the week of its 240th Anniversary. Advance registration is required for all. Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program from our museum team. More information and tickets.learn more
Royal Refugees: Giants of Villainy! explores the aftermath of the Bucks County Treasury robbery and includes tales of court proceedings, executions, and exile. Discover how the crimes and subsequent punishment of the Doan gang set precedents in Pennsylvania law that exist even today. Advance registration is required for all. Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program from our museum team. More information and tickets.learn more
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
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.
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
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