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Doylestown Bookshop, Historical Society celebrate local history

The Doylestown Bookshop is partnering with the Doylestown Historical Society for the fifth year this March for a month-long celebration of Doylestown’s local history with a series of presentations.

They range from discussions on William Edgar Geil and his books, a children’s story time with the author of “Follow Rollo,” Nancy Bergere, about Rollo, Henry Mercer’s beloved dog, and talks by family descendants who have lived and worked in Doylestown for decades.

Upcoming events include a discussion with Tony Palazzolo from The Doylestown Historical Society on “William Edgar Geil and his Books,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and discussion with the Stratton and Nelson families on their families’ long history as Doylestown residents and community members, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

They also include an adventure through Henry Mercer’s home with his beloved dog, Rollo, a story time with crafts for children, hosted by Bergere, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and “Everything you don’t know about Doylestown,” a discussion with Doylestown Historical Society executive board member Michael Kendrick, featuring little-known landmarks and facts about Doylestown, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

All events will be held at The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main St., Doylestown. For information visit

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