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Kite Day to be celebrated at Mercer Museum


The Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS) will host Kite Day at the Mercer Museum with three time slots Sunday, May 19.

This family-friendly outdoor spring event includes a 50-minute session to decorate and build kites in the Mercer Museum Learning Center, with time to fly kites on the green of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown.

Participants learn how to build and fly a kite with a presentation by Clifford “The Kiteman” Quinn, who will once again bring his prized kite-building skills to Doylestown and share his passion with the community.

Having learned how to make newspaper kites from his grandfather, Quinn encourages multi-generational groups to experience the fun of decorating, building, and flying kites together. Quinn has shared his skills worldwide.

There will be three time slots at this year’s Kite Day – 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Capacities per time slot are limited, and pre-registration is required. Each ticket reserves space for one youth (including one kite) to decorate and build a kite in the Mercer Museum Learning Center, as well as time to fly a kite on the outside green.

The revenue generated from Friends of BCHS programs such as Kite Day supports future initiatives at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle.

Tickets at $10 per youth (includes 1 kite) are available now at For information about membership in the Friends of Bucks County Historical Society or to register for Kite Day by phone, call 215-345-0210.

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