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The construction of this museum (designed by Mercer himself), is just as interesting as his collection, which is pretty much as he designed it almost 100 years ago; in essence, this is a museum of a museum. Very interesting!
Mercer was a wealthy; Harvard educated attorney, architect, archeologist, historian and tile maker. He meticulously cataloged his collection. He then built the Mercer Museum out of hand-mixed concrete with 8 men and a horse named Lucy; to house and display his artifacts. A…
I am a collector BUT this museum brings it to a whole new level!!!! It is amazing the amount of stuff they have and it is laid out in a very interesting way! Fun was in the adventure!
WEAR A COAT! I did not know that this museum did not have heat. On a cold blustery day, we ventured to visit. I enjoyed the Charles M. Schultz exhibit and then we went up the stairs to begin the Mercer exhibit. I didnt realize it was like a dungeon. Cold damp and I…
Highly recommend this museum! You’ve never experienced anything like it. It makes you grateful for all the common household objects we take for granted today. In particular, I recommend going to the top floor, where he slyly places exhibits on crime & punishment right next to…