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Mercer Museum offers space-themed family crafts


The Mercer Museum hosts “To the Moon Crafternoons,” two family, community programs from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23 and Aug. 18.

During these drop-in crafting afternoons, children can create space-themed crafts inspired by the museum’s major summer exhibit, “Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon.”

The exhibit highlights the extraordinary role of the Warminster-based Naval Air Development Center (NADC) Johnsville in America’s early space program. From Mercury to Apollo, the NADC helped train the astronauts who ultimately achieved putting a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s.

“We are looking forward to engaging families in some space-themed fun so close to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo space missions, and providing new opportunities for families to connect to the museum,” said Marjan Shirzad, vice president of Community Services and Marketing.

Entrance to the “To the Moon Crafternoons” is included with admission to the Mercer Museum, located at 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown. For admission information and pricing, visit or call 215-345-0210.