In summer and fall of 2003, a great team of mules—over 170 strong!—descended upon the Delaware River Valley. Conceived by the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor as a way to draw national attention to the cultural and historical contributions of the region, the project gained real momentum when they cemented partnerships with the Cultural Council of Luzerne County in Wilkes Barre, the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, and—of course— the James A. Michener Art Museum. At the end of the exhibition, the mules were auctioned off to good homes.
Today, fifteen years later, the mules are a much-coveted piece of Bucks County history…and the Michener has a wonderful mule in need of a new home! Inspired by the tiles of Taylor Made Carpets & Flooring, the Burro of Doylestown—affectionately dubbed Mabel the Mule by our Art of Wine Committee— is an amazing paean to Bucks County history.
The winning bid will also include free delivery to your home (or the location of your choice), by the Museum’s professional art-handlers, as well as the names and contact information for contractors who will be able to assist you with the installation of your new friend.
James A. Michener Art Museum in memory of Dan Taylor