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Follow the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies to victory in World War II in Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy at the Mercer Museum. This traveling exhibit from The National WWII Museum showcases inspiring stories of the Home Front’s production efforts through artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive multimedia components. Accompanying this exhibit, the Mercer Museum will be displaying a sampling of its World War…

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Commemorate President’s Day in the historic Log House outside of the Mercer Museum with food historian Susan McLellan Plaisted as she prepares cacao tea and chocolate, favorites of America’s First President George Washington. Free with museum admission.

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Join Central Bucks West social studies teacher Brian Weaver and history teacher educator Lynne O’Hara as they explore the post-World War II stories of loved ones on the American home front, who faced heartbreaking decisions on the final resting places of the fallen. These stories weave together experiences of servicemen, family members, American cemeteries abroad, and the men and women who maintain those resting places today. Tickets are $15 General Admission/$10 Members/$10 Veterans. Purchase Tickets to Final Resting Place: Stories…

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

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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 $15 Adults/$10 Member Adults; $8 Youth (6-17)/$5 Member Youth. Tickets will be on sale Monday, February 18, 2019.

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Join the Mercer Museum for an historic documentary film screening of Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II and hear the inspiring stories of an untold generation of African-American war heroes.  The film’s director, educator and historian Gregory Cooke, will conduct a Q&A after the screening. Tickets are $20 General Admission/$10 Members/$10 Veterans. Purchase Tickets to Invisible Warriors Documentary Film Screening

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Take advantage of one of three exclusive tours of our new Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy exhibit led by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler. These white-glove tours showcase collections highlighted in the exhibit, most of which have never been on display. Tickets are $15 General Admission/$10 Members/$10 Veterans. Tickets on sale on Monday, February 18, 2019.

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Travel with the Friends of the BCHS to Washington, D.C. for a one-day visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum during a year-long celebration of 50 Years of Apollo. Tickets are $90 General Admission/$85 Friends of BCHS Members. To register please fill out the following form: Friends of BCHS – March 16 Trip Registration

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Historic reenactor Samuel Davis portrays General George Washington and shares stories of the important role women played during the Revolutionary War in The Women of the American Revolution. Free admission.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month at this special evening presentation highlighting female World War II correspondents. This courageous group of women overcame incredible odds to record the war’s history for future generations. Tickets are $10 General Admission/$5 Members/$5 Veterans. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 18, 2019.

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Margaret Montet, Information Literacy Librarian and Adjunct Faculty at Bucks County Community College, offers a multimedia presentation that is equal parts history, music and personal travelogue. Explore the influences of World War II on American culture. Tickets are $15 General Admission/$10 Members/$10 Veterans. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 18, 2019.

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