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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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