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Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Museum

 
 
The Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 3, 2018
1. The Museum Marker
Inscription.

After a century of use, the antiquated prison was closed on June 18, 1985. That same year the warden's house was placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and Sites. For many years the Bucks County Council on the Arts (predecessor to the James A. Michener Art Museum) had searched for a place to build a museum, and this historic location seemed to be the perfect setting. In 1987, the Bucks County Commissioners leased the buildings to the Michener Art Museum, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bucks County's artistic legacy. Prison buildings and cells were demolished, but the warden's house and control building were converted to exhibition and office spaces. The Museum was named in honor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who is a Doylestown native, and was opened to the public in September 1988 at a ceremony that was presided over by Mr. Michener and his wife Mari.
 
Erected by the James A. Michener Art Museum.
 
Location. 40° 18.497′ N, 75° 7.594′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Touch for map. Marker is in the outdoor entrance corridor of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 3, 2018
2. The Museum Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site (here, next to this marker); The Expansion (here, next to this marker); Corporate Business Partner Entrance Courtyard and W.B.U.X. Sculpture Garden (here, next to this marker); Bucks County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mercer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Hanging (within shouting distance of this marker); Thinking Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doylestown Agricultural Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
 
Also see . . .  James A. Michener Art Museum History. (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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