: 12:15–1 pm
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History Sandwiched In: History of the Bicycle in America
During the 19th century, the bicycle evoked an exciting new world in which even a poor person could travel afar and at will. But was the "mechanical horse" truly destined to usher in a new era of road travel or would it remain merely a plaything for dandies and schoolboys? Author and historian David Herlihy will recount the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it has aroused as documented in his prize-winning book, 'Bicycle: The History.'
A book signing will follow Herlihy's talk.
: Suggested donation of $2 per person
: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square
: Wisconsin Historical Museum
: 30 N Carroll St
: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
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