Virtual Tour:
Highlights of Central Court at the Mercer Museum

 

This 45-minute virtual experience features a 15-minute recorded tour of the Mercer Museum’s famous Central Court, followed by an array of mesmerizing photographs and a live virtual Q&A conversation with one of our
experienced tour guides.

Learn more about Virtual Central Court Tours

Virtual Zoom Presentation:
A Legacy Built in Concrete

In this one-hour virtual multimedia program,
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle educators
bring the stories of Henry Mercer and his
concrete castles to life through film clips,
historic archives and modern-day images.

A live discussion following the
presentation brings the magic of Henry
Mercer’s vision right into your home and
is perfect for history lovers of all ages.

Learn more about Legacy Built in
Concrete Program

Virtual Lecture-

America’s Yankee da Vinci:
Rufus Porter and His Curious World of Invention

Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.

Explore the life and history of American inventor Rufus Porter in this special virtual lecture with Independent Curator Laura F. Sprague and University of Maine Professor of Art History Justin Wolff.

In 2019, Sprague and Wolff co-curated the exhibit Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine.

Learn more about America’s Yankee da Vinci

 

Virtual Lecture-
Saving Your Story: Preservation 101 for the Family Historian

Tuesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

Interested in knowing how to store and protect your family memories? Join Bucks County Historical Society Library & Archives Manager Annie Halliday for a 45-minute virtual lecture via Zoom as she explores the best practices for preserving your family heirlooms, such as photographs, documents, scrapbooks and more! Learn more about how to house fragile and rare items to ensure their survival for generations to come.

Learn more about Saving Your Story

 

 

ROLLO'S FACTS

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