Travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history in the new exhibition Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling. Showcasing the crucial role that Wisconsin has played in two national bicycling eras, Shifting Gears features historic bicycles and objects, intriguing images, and interactive experiences. Discover how the long, colorful, and sometimes contentious story of the growth and development of cycling in Wisconsin in the late 1800s is once again playing out today. Shifting Gears is developed in partnership with the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history while exploring the exhibition Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling. At 7 pm, Wisconsin Historical Society curator Joe Kapler will share how the exhibition came together and why bicycling holds an important place in Wisconsin’s history. Gallery Night is presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary
Friday, May 1, 2015 5-9 pm
Free and open to the public.