Category Archives: Museum News

New Exhibits for 2014!! Antique Toy Steam Engines

The Museum is very excited about the addition of some rare, German toy steam engines for 2014! They are intricate, highly detailed and fully functional works of German craftsmanship. It’s hard to believe they are a child’s toy! Such toys would have familiarized children with the concepts and principle of steam power, skills that would have […]

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“Honouring the Past” in Kawartha Lakes

Horseless Carriage Museum gathered together with other community groups this past Saturday, July 20, at Honouring The Past. It was a great day to bring awareness about local history to the friendly and curious folks of the Kawartha Lakes region. Some wonderful memories were shared, new friends made, and fascinating stories discovered!! Now the fun […]

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Horseless Carriage at an Air Show!

Time flies! Literally! And, it becomes very obvious when you start flipping through the old family albums. Recently mom “rediscovered” one of her favourite pictures of dad, taken about 18 years ago when they attended the Bracebridge Air show. They were invited to the Heritage Show held at the airport and they brought the 1905 […]

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Norland Women’s Institute visits Horseless Carriage Museum

When mom and I took the Museum ” on the road” for the Honouring the Past heritage day at the Lindsay Armories in Kawartha Lakes, we were delighted to meet a lovely lady by the name of Phyllis McHale. Phyllis is a member of the Norland Women’s Institue, and organized a visit to the museum […]

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Kawartha Cycling Club Visits Horseless Carriage!

On May 23, 2013, we were honoured to welcome the Kawartha Cycling Club as they toured the museum. The group of 17 cyclists, organized by Arthur Hornibrook, cycled to the museum despite the threatening weather. The group made good time arriving only 5 minutes later than scheduled for the Red Rock Loop. The exception was […]

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Another Kawartha Lakes Rarity! The E&D Bicycle.

                                      This is the second of the two bicycles purchased from Burrit Kerr’s Auction. This rare 1897 E&D was made by the Evans and Dodge Bicycle Company in Windsor. John and Horace Dodge, were American brothers who […]

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Kawartha’s Rarest Bicycle- The Red Bird No.1

              In my previous post, I had talked about the great importance the Red Bird had to local history. Since it’s purchase we have discovered just how extremely rare it is, and it’s fascinating place in Canada’s industrial history at the turn of the 19th century. This Red Bird was […]

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Cycling in the Kawartha Lakes – Vintage Style!

  As cycling becomes more and more popular, (especially in a tourist destination such as ours that offers beautiful cycling routes)  I thought I would talk a little about the bicycles in our Collection. The bicycle has a long and important history, and we are proud to have not only one of the earliest representations of the […]

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Horseless Carriage Museum at Lang Pioneer Village

                  On June 17th, Father’s Day, Horseless Carriage Museum set out for the annual “Smoke & Steam  Show” at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene. Three generations of Bennett’s attended with  displays  from the museum.  Featured were the 1878 Penny Farthing Bicycle and  the 1899 Stanley Steam Car. Both […]

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Horseless Carraige at the Lindsay Lilac Festival

                This past summer the Horseless Carriage Museum attended the Lindsay Lilac Festival in the Kawartha Lakes Region. It was the first public display of both the 1878 Penny Farthing Bicycle and the 1906 Columbia Graphaphone. Both are new and notable pieces for the Museum. The Penny Farthing was […]

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