Mercer Museum Opens New $12.5 Million Wing On Saturday, June 18
Bucks County’s National Historic Landmark Unveils New Addition to House State-of-the-Art Exhibition Gallery and Multi-flex Learning Center
According to the Mercer Museum’s Executive Director, Douglas Dolan, “The museum’s transformation will enhance Bucks County’s reputation as a prominent cultural destination in the Philadelphia region. In fact, with all the great museums in Doylestown, it’s a perfect day trip for enthusiasts from New York to Washington, D.C.”
On June 18, opening day admission will be free for the first 100 visitors. Festivities will include a ribbon-cutting at 10:15 a.m., live music including a drum/percussion performance by Drummers with Attitude, a “Rollo and Friends” puppet show, craft demonstrations, a Henry Mercer character and much more. Visit mercermuseum.org for a complete opening day activity schedule.
A juxtaposition of contemporary green museum architecture against the traditional concrete façade and space, the new wing of the Mercer Museum provides:
• A 3,500-square-
• Education space and resources in the new 1,000-square-
• Superior visitor amenities including ADA upgrades, improved parking facilities and visitor services
The green building is the first of its kind in Doylestown. It includes many environmentally-
The gallery’s inaugural exhibit, A World of Things: The Mercer Museum A-Z, offers a fresh look at the museum, its extensive, unique collections and its history. The first traveling exhibit, ToyTime, will open on December 17, 2011.
Admission to the Mercer Museum is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (65+), $5 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for museum members and children under six-years-old.
About the Mercer Museum: The Mercer Museum, owned and operated by The Bucks County Historical Society, is one of Bucks County's premier tourist attractions;
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