Virtual Lecture


Telling Local History
Using the Mercer Museum Library
with Author Scott Bomboy


Virtual Program – Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST)

$10 Virtual Connection/$5 BCHS Member Virtual Connection

 

Local author and historian Scott Bomboy recently published a book and a website that mined the Mercer Museum Library’s resources to tell old stories in new ways. The library’s unique collections about Bucks County played a critical role in “An American Hometown,” the first early comprehensive
history of Perkasie Borough.

Another of Bomboy’s efforts was the 2019 web project with the Bucks County Historical Society, bucksbridges.com, the first detailed history of Bucks County’s covered bridges. Both projects combine the library’s archives with external sources to fill in many “historical gaps.” If you are a local historian or researcher, join us for this Zoom presentation and see how you might use the resources at the
Mercer Museum Library in your personal research.

Registration for this program is required. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program.

Purchase tickets for Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

ROLLO'S FACTS

Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
Rollo's Fact 1

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Please note that Fonthill Castle will close early for a private event on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The last tour will take place at 3:00 p.m.
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