George School History on Display at Mercer Museum

Racing: A Need for Speed will run from May 12 to September 9 at Mercer Museum in Doylestown. (Photo courtesy of Mercer Museum)

George School contributed a number of archival items to Mercer Museum’s upcoming exhibit Racing: A Need for Speed.

“In the 1890s, George School was one of the first prep schools in the area to offer track and field sports,” said Cory M. Amsler, Racing exhibit curator and Mercer Museum’s vice president for collections and interpretation. “And then launched the very first Bucks County interscholastic track meet in 1908. The school’s outstanding archival collection documents this history, and we are delighted to be able to feature a portion of it in our exhibit.”

George School is the only secondary school in Bucks County to lend its own track and field archives to the museum for the special display. The borrowed items include a starter pistol, George School track shoes, worn by Walter Maule ’14 from 1911 to 1914, a Penn Relays trophy plaque from 1928, and a trophy from George School vs. Central High School matchup on May 14, 1910.

Racing: A Need for Speed will run from May 12 to September 9 at Mercer Museum in Doylestown. To learn more visit, www.mercermuseum.org.