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THE MERCER MUSEUM

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Henry Mercer


  • Dr. Henry C. Mercer was an anthropologist, antiquarian, artist, writer, tile-maker, and leader in the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement
  • Antiquarian means studying antiques
  • Born July 24, 1856
  • Died 1930

  • Lived in Doylestown all his life.

  • Educated at Harvard and the University of Penn.

  • The Mercer Museum is known as the museum with the most extensive collections of artifacts associated with pre-1850 American ways of life
  • Henry Mercer had interest in pre-industrial tools
  • The Museum also has artifacts from Native American, West Africa, China and Southeast Asia.
  • There are more than 40,000 tools and artifacts in the museum