Friends of BCHS

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:

November 26-December 31, 2020A Christmas Carol Performed by Gerald Dickens
Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, has been mesmerizing audiences for over 20 years with his live performances of the classic tale, A Christmas Carol. For this Holiday Season, Gerald has captured his unforgettable one-man show on film for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their own home – through an exclusive stream on Vimeo.
Rent and Stream A Christmas Carol Performed by Gerald Dickens.

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


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