Events Calendar.indd - Bucks County Women`s Journal


Events Calendar.indd - Bucks County Women`s Journal
February/March 2015
Events Calendar
BCWJ ~ Page 41
February & March
Through March 15
Exhibit: House & Home
At the Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA. What
makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have
lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story
colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the
flagship installation at the National Building Museum in Washington,
DC, House and Home tours audiences through the past and present
of houses both familiar and surprising. It explores the varied history
and cultural meanings of the American home, from the Colonial
period to today, through film clips, construction materials, domestic
artifacts, photographs, and “please touch” elements. A companion
exhibit features a selection of artifacts highlighting Henry Mercer’s
investigations into “old houses”—particularly log structures and
stone farmhouses. House and Home has been made possible through
NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for
the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by MidAmerica Arts Alliance. House & Home was organized by the National
Building Museum, Washington, D.C., and curated by Sarah Leavitt.
Additional support was provided by the Home Depot Foundation.
Contact: 215-345-0210,
February 8 • 2pm
African-American History Month Program:
Searching for the Life of Harriet Hemings
At the Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA.
Believed to be one of the offspring of the secret relationship between
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Harriet was born into slavery
in 1801 at Monticello. Sometime in 1822 Harriet, with $50 tucked
away in her clothing, boarded a stagecoach to Philadelphia and all
but disappeared. Her identity as a fugitive slave was never discovered
in her lifetime. This presentation, by Villanova University scholar
Catherine Kerrison, follows Harriet’s childhood, weighs her apparent
choices, and documents the detective work necessary to locate a
woman determined to disappear from the historical record. Program
features images that help to imagine her life at Monticello, and
later in Philadelphia and Washington. Along the way it explores the
larger stories of gender, race and citizenship in America – yesterday
and today. Catherine Kerrison holds a Ph.D. from The College of
William and Mary and teaches courses in Colonial and Revolutionary
America, American Women’s History, Race and Gender at Monticello,
and Historical Methodology at Villanova University. She has served
as the Academic Director for Gender and Women’s Studies and has
participated in fellowship programs from Mellon, Gilder-Lehrman
Research, Villanova, and International Center for Jefferson Studies.
Her program is included in museum admission. Presented in
collaboration with the African-American Museum of Bucks County.
Contact: 215-345-0210,
February 19 • 4-9pm
“Look Younger Together”
From Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano, 400 Horsham Rd., Horsham,
PA 19044 and held at the Horsham Athletic Club. An Evening of
BOTOX & Fillers for You and Your Valentine. BOTOX at $10 per unit
for you (Minimum of 20 units) and a free treatment area for your
Valentine. Reserve your appointment. Space is limited. Refreshments
will be served. (267) 388-0300,
March 1 • 2-5pm
Bucks County Designer House Empty House Party
Meet the 2015 design team. View their design plans and explore the
Villa before designers transform this magnificent property. Enjoy
gourmet lite fare, olive oil, wine and craft beer tastings, music, Silent
Auction and raffles. Please visit
for tickets and additional information regarding this event.
March 7 • 8:45-3:30pm
All About Writing Fiction Spring Writers Conference
At Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA
18944. $50.
March 15
The first Music Nation Academy performance
Check out our website for specific
details and location.
March 15 • 1-3pm
Fashionably Pearl Fashion Show
$10 Cultural Center, Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road,
Perkasie, 18944
March 16
Pearl S. Buck Book Discussion Group
Pavilion of Women, Cultural Center Lower Level, Pearl S. Buck
International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Complimentary.
March 16-May 26
Pearl S. Buck International High School Leadership Program
For students in grades 9 – 11;
March 28 • 9:30-11:30am
Write a Novel in a Year-long Workshop
The first of 6 Saturday classes.
April 12 • 1:30-4:00
Sunday Open House • Special presentation at 2:00 by Brian Heft
Pennsylvania German Gardening Practices
The Pennsylvania Germans developed and/or improved upon many
of the farming and gardening practices that are core to today’s
organic gardens. Join the Historical Society of Hilltown Township
for a casual discussion on the gardening methods developed by the
Pennsylvania Germans, the applications of these methods to today’s
gardens and some of the Heirloom vegetable varieties they grew. It’s
worth knowing them - they really do taste better! Free admission,
Circa 1840s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead, 407 Keystone Drive &
Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, 18960 info: 267-614-9174.
April 15 • 6-8pm
5th Annual John E. Long, Jr. Memorial Benefit
The Churchville Inn.