Monthly Archives: January 2013

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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