The New Mercury Museum Presents Rights & Responsibilities
An especially significant curated pop-up museum featuring items from Mercury One’s permanent collection of historical artifacts throughout our nation’s history and American Pop Culture from the 20th Century
Now is your chance to experience Mercury One’s Rights & Responsibilities, an especially significant curated pop-up museum happening at the Mercury One Studios in Irving only on Father’s Day weekend, beginning Friday, June 15th through and including Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.
Mercury One, a 501(c)(3) foundation, is hosting this temporary exhibition with historically noteworthy items from their permanent collection focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.
Everyone is invited to join in the adventure and explore historical artifacts and documents that reveal just what it is that makes America amazing and the most innovative nation on earth: Our core principles and values as laid-out by the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.
In light of national conversation surrounding our rights of free speech, life, religion, and self-defense, this event seeks to answer a number of fundamental questions. We talk of defending these rights, but as citizens do we recognize what our responsibilities are? As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights? Do we, as a nation, still agree on the core principles and values laid-out by our founding fathers? How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?
Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs, Doc Thompson, and Stu Burguiere will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspective on our rights and responsibilities. The exhibits will show what the world was like before men had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. These private tours are priced separately from general admission. Details are below.
Mercury One will also share fascinating items from their permanent collection, which focuses on various artifacts throughout this nation’s history, from the founding of our nation such as a steel plate facsimile engraving from 1829 of a draft Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting with notes and corrections from Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, American Revolution and Civil War era artifacts including items related to President Lincoln, such as a mourning dress worn by Mary Todd Lincoln and part of the collar from when the president was assassinated. There will be items from World War II including an Exploding Rat whose designer was the inspiration for Q from the James Bond series. The collection also is home to Hollywood and Pop Culture memorabilia from the twentieth century including a Winkie Guard Staff and costume prototype of the flying monkey cape from The Wizard of Oz and the Darth Vader mask and chest plate from the 1977 movie Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Tour dates and times are: Friday, June 15, 2018: 12:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, 2018: 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, 2018: 11:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
General admission is $10 for children (17 years of age and under) and $20 for adults. Admission is in 15 minute intervals. Limited tickets are available for each session in order to maximize guest experience. Tickets are available online for general admission and Private Tours, listed below. Unless sold out, there will be tickets available at the door. Each general admission interval is limited to 25 guests and private tour is limited to 40 guests. Each is expected to last 1.5 hours.
Make your reservations now for these exclusive Private Tours:
* Tour with Glenn Beck: $750: Saturday, June 16 at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
* Tour with David Barton: $350. Friday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 17 at 3:30 p.m.
* Tour with Doc Thompson: $250. Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.
* Tour with Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs: $250. Friday, June 15 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
*Tour with Stu Burguiere: $250. Saturday, June 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Get your tickets and find out more at http://www.mercuryone.org/Museum2018
Mercury One Studios is located at 6301 Riverside Drive in Irving, TX 75039.
If you have questions, call 972-499-4747 or visit the website at http://www.mercuryone.org
Photo credits: Lincoln Dress and Collar – Amber Fisher
Winkie Staff and Monkey Cape – Amber Fisher
Darth Vader – Amber Fisher
All others are Jeremy Lock
North Texas and other beneficiaries of Mercury One include: Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) foundation based in Dallas, Texas. Mercury One is a Humanitarian Aid and Education organization focused on restoring the human spirit. Mercury One’s initiatives include providing programs to individuals to advance the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for communities to help themselves as well as assisting our nation’s veterans, providing aid to those in crisis, and rebuilding and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East.
Mercury One’s The Nazarene Fund has directly assisted over 45,000 Christian and other persecuted religious minorities displaced by ISIS in the Middle East by evacuating them to safe havens and providing for their needs.
Initiatives include leading a funding effort to provide immediate and long-term relief for 2017 Hurricane Harvey victims working with six core disaster relief partners, who in turn pledged 100% of granted funds directly aided and assisted individuals in a number of ways including: search and rescue, basic needs, humanitarian support, food and long-term clean-up and recovery efforts. These partners were CitiImpact, Gleaning for the World, Operation BBQ Relief, Somebody Cares, Team Rubicon, and The Provisions Project.
Additional initiatives include supporting O.U.R. (Operation Underground Railroad) paving the way for permanent eradication of child sex trafficking; Folds of Honor/Stand To Honor in Dallas 2017; Dallas Film Society’s High School Roundtable events and High School Day 2016-2017 and 2017-2018; 22 Kill-veteran suicide prevention; Team Rubicon-disaster recovery in Rowlett, Garland, Baton Rouge, and Houston; S.E.E.D.-trauma support and counseling in Iraq; F.A.R.M.-agricultural therapy for veterans living with PTSD and depression; City of Glenn Heights-disaster relief; Recovery Resource Council; Irving Cares; La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation; Boot Campaign; Operation BBQ; Sons of the Flag; Minnie’s Food Pantry; Soupmobile; Irving AMBUCS; Catholic Charities; Chris Kyle Foundation; and Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
Mercury One has expanded its partnership with veterans’ organizations to fund educational, psychological and employment training as well as hosted celebrations to honor them for their sacrifice and dedication. Mercury One has provided its partners in Israel with first responder rescue “ambucycles,” and increased its collection of historical and religious artifacts.
In 2016 over $200,000 was donated to the Assist the Officer Foundation benefiting the families of fallen officers in Dallas following the fatal shooting July 7, 2016.