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Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon

  • Sponsor: Mercer Museum
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Dates: May 31, 2019 - September 8, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone: (315) 245-0210
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $8 - $15

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Mercer Museum will be showcasing a major summer exhibit, Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon.

This original exhibit, created in collaboration with the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum, 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.

The exhibit will showcase many historic artifacts, images and multimedia components, many on view for the first time, including period film clips, a replica spacecraft, Navy flight clothing and interactive opportunities.

Admission to the exhibit is included with general museum admission.

Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon