In 2016, the Mercer Museum will celebrate its centennial year. Built without blueprints and entirely from concrete by Henry Mercer, the castle-like museum is an eccentric and eclectic collection of American artifacts from the pre-industrial era and one of three unusual buildings Mercer constructed in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
The traveling exhibit, "Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag," inspired our visitors to remember, reminisce, memorialize and even sing and recite poetry about the flag. All videos were captured on our interactive Storytelling Kiosk, July 2 - November 6, 2016.
The Mercer Museum's current exhibit (through 10/26/2014), "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," and the companion display, "The Negative Imagery of Race," inspired these visitors to share their own memories, comments and perspectives.
Stories contributed by some of our visitors to the nationally-traveling exhibit, "Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollection," at the Mercer Museum October 6, 2012 through January 13, 2013.