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Start Date: 4/16/2013
End Date: 4/16/2013
Event Times: 12:15–1 pm

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E-mail: museum@
wisconsinhistory.org

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

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.

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2 per person

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

Event Location URL: http://historicalmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org

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