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Tile Heritage Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Tile Heritage Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Doylestown, PA
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Date
May 19, 2017 9:00 AM



Admission Level Price Quantity
Reception: Members and Vendors $40.00 ($42.39 w/service fee)
5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Gala Celebration: THF Members and MPTW Festival Vendors  
Reception: All others $50.00 ($52.74 w/service fee)
5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. All other Gala Celebration attendees  
Virtual Attendee Registration $40.00
I can't attend in person - please send me the "Virtual Participation Gift" of a Bantam Tile Works Appetizer Plate!  
9 a.m. Tile Works Tour $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee)
Special How it's Done Tour of MPTW  
11 a.m. Tile Works Tour $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee)
Special How it's Done Tour of MPTW  
1 p.m. Fonthill TileTour $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee)
Special Tile Tour of Fonthill Castle  
3 p.m. Fonthill TileTour $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee)
Special Tile Tour of Fonthill Castle  
Self Guided Tours/Registrants Free
Self Guided Tours free to registrants (up to 4 tours)  
Self Guided Tours $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee)
Self Guided Tours $10 fee for non- registrants (up to 4 tours)  
THF Membership (Optional) $45.00
Tile Heritage Foundation Regular Membership  
Guest Sponsor (Optional) $250.00
See Sponsorship 'Options Menu' on the THF website: www.tileheritage.org  
Patron Sponsor (Optional) $500.00
See Sponsorship 'Options Menu' on the THF website: www.tileheritage.org  
Hosting Sponsor (Optional) $1000.00
See Sponsorship 'Options Menu' on the THF website: www.tileheritage.org  
 
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Tile Heritage Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Tile Heritage 30th Anniversary Celebratory Schedule of Events

Co-sponsors:The Bucks County Historical Society and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

Daytime activities before, during and after Friday, May 19th, 2017

Self-guided tours of Doylestown, Philadelphia, Reading and Trenton (GPS or smart phone suggested - no fee to registrants.) Registrants to the THF 30th Anniversary Celebration will be supplied with a coded link to download any/all of the available self-guided tours. (Upon request they can be USPS mailed to you.)

Daytime activities on Friday, May 19th

9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Special "How it's Done" Tours of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
with Eric Boynton. (Limited to 15 people per tour. $10) Priority given to pre-registered guests and event sponsors. Location: 130 E. Swamp Rd., Rt. 313.

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is maintained as a working museum where handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Witness the unique tile making process from the raw clay to the finished glazed product, developed over a century ago and emulated by many tile makers to this day. More about:
http://www.buckscounty.org/government/MoravianPotteryTileworks/

1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Special Tile Tours of Fonthill Castle with Vance Koehler.
(Limited to 15 people per tour. $15) Priority given to pre-registered guests and event sponsors. Location: 525 E. Court St., Doylestown.

Henry Mercer was a tile maker nearly ten years before he designed and started to build Fonthill, his fantastical concrete, castle-like residence in Doylestown. Naturally, he chose the products of his business, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, to enrich and decorate it. This special tour will explore the unique tiles and tile themes created by Mercer for his own house, along with the rare antique foreign tiles he collected and installed throughout it during his lifetime. More about Fonthill: https://www.mercermuseum.org/visit/fonthill-castle/about/

Evening activities on Friday, May 19th. Location: Elkins gallery at the Mercer Museum,
84 S. Pine St., Doylestown.

For registered and invited guests
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Reception/Celebration: Tile Heritage 30th Anniversary GALA! Dress tilishly if you wish! ($40 THF members and MPTW Festival vendors; $50 all others)

Fine hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, catered by Memorable Affairs.

Silent Auction: During the reception, in support of the Tile Heritage Foundation Archives Preservation, there will be a silent auction of special tiles and ceramic art objects from invited artisans from throughout the United States.

Surprise Guests: There will be special guest appearances and introductions during the reception by some very special Mercercentric/tile-centric individuals!

Presentation of the honorary Tile Heritage Award!

Note: Prior to and during the celebration the Mercer Museum's main collection exhibit area (Central Court) will be open for the enjoyment of our guests during the reception.
More about the Mercer Museum: https://www.mercermuseum.org/about/mercer-museum/

Daytime activities on Saturday and Sunday, May 20th - 21st.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 19th annual Tile Festival under the big tents at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, 130 E. Swamp Rd., Rt. 313, held every year at this time since 1998 when Tile Heritage presented "Tiles: A Living History," commemorating the centennial of the Tile Works. Find tile artists and artisans from throughout the country anxious to talk about their work on display and ready to wrap things for you to take home!

Regular tours of the Tile Works and Fonthill Castle are also available (with additional, in-advance reservations at each location).

The Perfect Place to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Tile Heritage, the Guardians of American Tile History!

Location

Tile Heritage Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration (View)
Mercer Museum Elkins Gallery, 84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
United States


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Minimum Age: 12
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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