The Mercer Museum Research Library is the major research center for local and family history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region. With its roots in the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880, the Library houses over 20,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets, 2,500 feet of county archives, over 800 manuscript collections, more than 12,000 images, and maps and other records that document not only local history, but the life and work of Henry Chapman Mercer and early American technology, culture and folk art. The Library is the depository for Bucks County government records from 1683 to the 1930s. There are other special collections including photographs, prints and drawings, maps and atlases, newspapers, memorabilia, microfilm, and more.
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