Mercer and Fonthill Museums are Destination for NYSHA Motorcoach Trip
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—The Bucks County Historical Society in picturesque Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is the destination for a members’ and guests’ day trip sponsored by the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) on Sunday, May 4, 2007.
Members and guests will experience the legacy of Henry C. Mercer, noted tile-maker, archaeologist, artist, writer, and leader in the turn-of-the-century American Arts and Crafts movement, with a visit to National Historic Landmarks, the Mercer and Fonthill Museums and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Trip goers will enjoy exploring Mercer’s castle-like home, Fonthill, a concrete building with 44 rooms representing many of the personal interests of Mercer including thousands of European and American prints, and decorative ceramic tiles from around the world; The Moravian Pottery, where handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder; and the Mercer Museum, a six-story structure brimming with Mercer’s vast collection of early American everyday objects. Visitors will find more than 60 Early American crafts and trades represented, including a wealth of woodworking, metalworking, agricultural, textile, and dairy tools. An audio guide, changing exhibits, hands-on activities and museum shop enhance your visit.
The motorcoach will depart from The Farmers’ Museum parking lot, located on 5775 State Route 80, Lake Road, Cooperstown at 6:30 am and return at approximately 10:00 pm. The motorcoach will also be picking up and dropping off at the Oneonta Bus Lines Terminal. The cost is $75 NYSHA members/$85 non-members. Reservations are required by April 21; payment is due at the time of registration. There will be no refunds given after April 21. Seating is limited; please call Carla Eckler, Manager of Membership, at (607) 547-1425 to reserve your space.
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