Visit the Bucks County Visitors Center…
Learn about the Creative Minds of Bucks County with its New Permanent Exhibit!

(Bucks County, PA) The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to welcome the Creative Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and Artists exhibit to its new home at the Bucks County Visitors Center in Bensalem now officially open to the public!

Creative Bucks County is a multimedia exhibition that brings to life the work of the many visual artists, authors, playwrights, lyricists and composers who have lived and worked in Bucks County. They include Nobel Prize-winning author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck; Pennsylvania Impressionist painters Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield; writer and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II; playwright Moss Hart; American primitive painter Edward Hicks; playwright George S. Kaufman; architect, artist and collector Henry Chapman Mercer; poet, critic and writer Dorothy Parker; humorist S. J. Perelman; Precisionist painter and photographer Charles Sheeler; and writer Jean Toomer, an important author of the Harlem Renaissance. Among its many interactive components, the exhibition allows visitors to peek through Moss Hart’s stage door, listen to the famed tunes of Oscar Hammerstein musicals such as “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma” and pick up Dorothy Parker’s phone to hear recitations of her witticisms and poetry.

“We are overjoyed to welcome the Creative Bucks County exhibit to a new home at the Visitors Center,” stated Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of the BCCVB. “Our organization is committed to increasing community and regional awareness of the impressive list of talent that has graced Bucks County’s countryside. Creative Bucks County is a significant contribution to this cause, and we hope it will enable the Visitors Center to become a Bensalem attraction in its own right among such tourist favorites such as the nearby historic mansions along the Delaware River.”

Visitors will have the rare opportunity to interact within the exhibit and learn about the creative minds that have graced the rolling hills of Bucks County. Informational specialists are available throughout the day to assist in the guidance of the exhibit.  Complete the day with an educational video shown in the theater at the Bucks County Visitors Center showcasing the history and highlights of beautiful Bucks County!

This permanent exhibit, previously housed at the James A. Michener Museum in New Hope, was gifted to the Bucks County Visitors Center by the museum after the closing of the satellite location in New Hope.

To host a large group at the Bucks County Visitors Center, please contact Liz LeGierse Holford, Visitors Services Coordinator, at 215 639 0300 x. 238 or lholford@visitbuckscounty.com  


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Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
215 639 0300 x 231
MGreco@visitbuckscounty.com


About the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB)
The mission of the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc. is to increase visitation to Bucks County, Pennsylvania by effectively marketing its heritage, accommodations and attractions. For more information call (215) 639-0300, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.