Planned Giving

Legacy Gifts Ensure Our Future

Planned Giving
Plus Ultra Society Member John W. Lear

Plus Ultra Society, the Planned Giving Program of the Bucks County Historical Society, honors individuals who have committed to support our institutions through deferred gifts and have informed us of their intentions. “Plus Ultra,” Latin meaning “More Beyond,” became Henry Mercer’s own motto.   Through your bequest or other planned gift, you too can adopt Mercer’s motto and provide “More Beyond” for our National Historic Landmark museums, collections, and programs.

Planned Giving
           Plus Ultra Society Members Kathy and Jim Morrison

Gifts you can make include:

  • a bequest in your will or living trust,
  • designating the Bucks County Historical Society as the beneficiary of a 401K or other retirement plan, or life insurance policy,
  • participating in a life income arrangement such as a Charitable Gift Annuity, a Charitable Remainder Trust and a Charitable Lead Trust.

Gifting options vary so please consult your attorney about your estate and bequest options. For more information on how you can support the Bucks County Historical Society through a planned gift, or to inform us of your commitment, please contact Laura Biersmith in the Development Office at 215-345-0210 x 129.

Our Plus Ultra Society brochure, providing greater detail, can be downloaded here.


Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
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Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle will be open 6 days per week, Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will be closed on Mondays. The Mercer Museum Research Library will be closed from Saturday, March 6 - Saturday, March 13, 2021 to upgrade our facilities. The library will reopen on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.