Learn About Bucks County’s History of True Crime at This Popular Museum

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Image via Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle.
Wallace Burt, pictured above with an artifact from hist crime, will be discussed at the event.

A popular museum in Bucks County will be hosting an event discussing the area’s history of true crime and other mysteries.

The Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, located at 84 South Pine Street in Doylestown, will be hosting a lecture on the area’s history on June 22 from 6 – 7 PM. Titled “Treasures from the Library Vault: True Crime in Bucks County”, the lecture will give guests a glimpse into the area’s history of murders and true crime.

Annie Halliday, the museum’s Director of Library & Archives, will be hosting the event. Of the topics covered, two which will be focused on are the history of the 1831 Mina-Chapman murder case and the 1893 Rightly murders, both of which caused a stir both in the local area and well outside of it.

Clues from investigations, images of suspects, stories of attempted jail breaks, and more will also be featured at the lecture.

The event will be held at the Mercer Museum Learning Center. Admission is $10 for visitors and $5 for members of the Bucks County Historical Society.

Learn more about the upcoming lecture at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle.


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