Join us and learn how the bicycle played a role in social change and women’s liberation, influencing women’s rights, voting rights and fashion.
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” – Susan B. Anthony, February 2, 1896
More than any other invention, the bicycle was a catalyst for social change in general and women’s liberation in particular. Inspired by the current exhibition ‘Spokes & Folks: The Evolution of Bicycles and Trails in Washington County’ this 30-min illustrated talk by the exhibition’s curator and art historian Megan Arney Johnston will highlight the impact of bicycles on women’s rights, voting rights, and fashion.
Free to attend. Donations towards the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund are accepted.