Virtual Presentation- Henry Chapman Mercer: A Legacy Built in Concrete

03/31/21 - 04/28/21

Repeats: Every 3rd (day of week)

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Hours of operation: 6pm - 7pm
Admission fee: $10/General Admission virtual connection per household or $5/BCHS members

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. Advance registration is required for all. Admission is $10/General Admission virtual connection per household or $5/BCHS members. Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program from our museum team.