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Elmhurst History Museum- The Bicycle: Two Wheels to Adventure

June 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit the Elmhurst History Museum! Part of the current exhibition dives into the ‘Rails to Trails’ movement in the 1950s and 1960s, the Illinois Prairie Path being a successful example of that movement. We’ve also included an interactive Prairie Path experience, where guests get to sit on our vintage Schwinn and enjoy 2-3 minute videos of the IPP, Geneva Spur and Fox River Trail.
The Bicycle: Two Wheels to Adventure
June 9-September 17, 2023
Over the past 200 years, the bicycle has evolved into a vehicle that opens doors to new adventures and experiences for all ages. Learn about the many ways this 19th-century invention significantly impacted Chicagoland manufacturing, transportation, and lifestyle by redefining an era of newfound leisure and independence. This story of the “human-powered carriage” is told through examples of iconic bicycles, artifacts, and timeless photographs. See a special display on Elmhurst adventurer, educator, and World’s Most Traveled Man, J. Hart Rosdail, and hear colorful tales from his record-setting journeys across the globe on his trusted bicycle, Jacqueline. Sponsored by: Feze Roofing, Lakeside Bank, and Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law.


June 24, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm