This weekend we all went to the Mercer Museum and Henry Chapman Mercer’s home Fontill Castle.
So much history in two amazing locations.
The Museum itself houses thousands of items that represent the trades of the by-gone era. The Tanner’s tools, Coaches/Toll Roads and they even have a Gallows on the top floor in the Crime and Punishment exhibit.
Fonthill Castle was the home built and designed by Henry Mercer for himself. It showcases his tile and stone collections from round the world. There are many oddities and tiles that depict stories like those of Charles Dickens and the travels of Columbus.
His home at the time was a Castle but with Modern conveniences like central heating, bell systems and electricity.
I was a busy Gnome yesterday. First we hit the Art Museum.
Some of my distant cousins. The Belschnikel and Norwegian Santa.
My favorite was the Rotunda. So many wonderful local artist showing their talents.
Afterward we hit up the Grocery Store for some tasty vittles before the Eagles Game. The Birds beat the Bears 16 – 15. It was a heartbreak lost in the final moments for the Bears but now the Eagles move on to the Saints next weekend. Fly Eagles Fly!