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 an unforgettable icon of the 1800’s, and the 1906 Graphaphone had the largest horn produced by Columbia, perfect for projecting loud, crisp music in a “garden party” type atmosphere such as we were attending. It was very touching and entertaining to watch couples, young and old, dancing on the lawns to the period music of the Graphaphone.
This was one of first “promotional” endeavours for 2012 in order to promote Horseless Carriage Museum to the public. Hopefully we will undertake more public appearances in this coming year!
Watch for us! Hope to see you soon!