Virtual Lecture – Henry Chapman Mercer: A Legacy Built in Concrete
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Hours of operation: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Admission fee: $10 General Admission virtual connection per household/$5 for BCHS member virtual connection
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. Located in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle are two historic castles that celebrate the life and legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar. 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. The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate, features both local and national seasonal exhibits as well as a core museum collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of American material culture. Fonthill Castle was home to Henry Chapman Mercer and served as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. Fonthill Castle features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program from our museum team. Dates and times are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.