https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cycling-legends-of-the-west-end-exhibit-reception-registration-94458583165?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2VXSNyLL3zzJpFstvT9qbXWaz4w5NvZGql4Ze39AdYvOQm_cN0r4RaJzs West End Museum
150 Staniford St Suite 7
Boston, MA 02114
Date Idea, History, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Come learn about the West end's Cycling pioneers and trace the invention of the bicycle, its popularization and innovations in the 1800s, the bike craze of the 1890s, and the renaissance of the 1970s. Vintage bicycles, photographs, artifacts, and graphic panels are on display!
Join us in honoring Kittie Knox, a cycling pioneer of the late 19th century who grew up in Boston's West End. By confronting racism head-on and promoting women’s independence, Kittie forever changed the future of cycling and advanced equality for African Americans and women alike.
The reception for The West End Museum's new exhibit, “Cycling Legends of the West End,” focusing on three key characters in bicycling history; two residents and a long time physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. The invention of the bike, its popularization and innovations in the 1800’s to the craze of the 1890s and the renaissance of the 1970s. The show reception takes place on Saturday, February 29.
Light refreshments are provided, and the curator and director will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and West End history.