Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society

The Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS) is a group of community members with a shared interest in history, culture, and the arts.  Formerly known as the Women’s Committee, the group was founded on May 11, 1967, as a volunteer auxiliary group with a commitment and dedication to support the mission of the Mercer Museum and Library & Fonthill Castle. The group officially changed its name to the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society to better reflect its growing membership.

The Friends of BCHS provide educational programs four times a year at no charge to the public.  Presentations have focused on topics of local and national interest, as well as many visits from first-person interpreters.  Beyond programs, the Friends of BCHS have sponsored a variety of fundraising events over the years, including masquerade balls, card parties, tavern nights, musical performances and more.

 

Upcoming Programs:

Monday, September 21, 2020

“Amelia Earthart…An Intrepid Enigma!” Presentation

Monday, November 16, 2020

“Alice Paul – The Quaker Fights for Equality” Presentation

For additional information or to join the Friends of the BCHS, call Eileen Shapiro, Development Coordinator, at (215) 345-0210 ext. 132.

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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