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Pennsylvania’s Mercer Museum Brings the Civil War to Life in New Exhibit

"Turning Points: Civil War, 1863-1864" brings to life the local citizens and soldiers of the era who experienced the war’s most pivotal years.

 

 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, May 15, 2013 - The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County, PA’s  premier tourist attractions, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the exhibit, "Turning Points: Civil War, 1863-1864."  Turning Points brings to life the local citizens and soldiers of the era who experienced the war’s most pivotal years.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view more than 300 artifacts, meet local citizens like one time fugitive slave, Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones, cast a vote in the 1864 Lincoln-McClellan election and explore a camp tent to see how soldiers lived. The exhibit is included with museum admission and runs until August 25.

 

The Mercer Museum offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America as seen through the implements used in everyday life.  The Museum’s collection includes more than 40,000 objects exhibiting the tools of more than 60 different crafts and trades, providing one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of material culture in America. The Mercer Museum is located at Green Street & Scout Way in Doylestown and is open for self-guided exploration seven days a week.  For more information, call 215-345-0210, or visit: www.mercermuseum.org.   

 

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Mercer Museum

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

 

Media Contact: Gayle Shupack

Email: gshupack@mercermuseum.org

Phone: (215) 345-0210 ext. 131

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 


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Pennsylvania’s Mercer Museum Brings the Civil War to Life in New Exhibit

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, May 15, 2013 - The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County, PA’s  premier tourist attractions, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the exhibit, "Turning Points: Civil War, 1863-1864."  Turning Points brings to life the local citizens and soldiers of the era who experienced the war’s most pivotal years.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view more than 300 artifacts, meet local citizens like one time fugitive slave, Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones, cast a vote in the 1864 Lincoln-McClellan election and explore a camp tent to see how soldiers lived. The exhibit is included with museum admission and runs until August 25. The Mercer Museum offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America as seen through the implements used in everyday life.  The Museum’s collection includes more than 40,000 objects exhibiting the tools of more than 60 different crafts and trades, providing one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of material culture in America. The Mercer Museum is located at Green Street & Scout Way in Doylestown and is open for self-guided exploration seven days a week.  For more information, call 215-345-0210, or visit: www.mercermuseum.org.