Featured Exhibits

 

 Racing: A Need for Speed

May 12 – September 9,  2018
Mercer Museum

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 1800’s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century.  Objects on view include original cars that once raced on local tracks, vintage cycling gear, harness racing sulkies, racing medals and trophies and more. Test out your skill and speed with some racing “try-its.”   Throughout the spring and summer join us for the following racing programs:

Saturday, June 23, 2 pm
Black American Racers

Sunday, July 15, 2 pm
Drag Strip Memories

Saturday, July 28, 2 pm
‘The Greatest Show on Dirt:’ Automobile Racing at the Langhorne Speedway

Saturday, August 11, 11 am-4 pm
“Kids Who Race” Day

Generously sponsored by:

              
    
Millham Insurance Agency       Brian & Louise McLeod    Tom Thomas

 


Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

September 29, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Mercer Museum
Step inside the pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe in this hands-on, interactive exhibit for children ages 3-10.  From an African jungle to a giant’s castle, seven fairy tales are brought to life including Anansi and the Talking Melon, Beauty and the Beast,  Cinderella, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Jack and the Beanstalk, Lon Po Po and Thumbelina.  Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is a collaborative effort of the St. Louis Public Library and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum and is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Generously sponsored by:
Marv and Dee Ann Woodall
Mary Jane and Helen Clemens

 

 

 

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.
Rollo's Fact 5

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