“Away We Go!”
How did you ride a bicycle in the late 1890’s? You “just straddle a saddle, then paddle and skedaddle.” The bicycle craze was huge with over a million people of all ages riding them.
Come to Pennypacker Mills on Friday, July 19th at 10 am for a fascinating storytelling of the Golden Age of Bicycles. Meet Morgan and Jonah, two friends who took a ride on their bicycles for what they thought was just a fun day, but it turned out to be much more. In small towns where children like Morgan and Jonah lived, there was not much for children to do. There were no swimming pools or libraries or movie theaters. It was a time before radio and television. Bicycles were the most fun kids could have.
After the storytelling, we’ll do a craft that kids can take home. Join us for this free summertime program on the porch at Pennypacker Mills!
Pennypacker Mills is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. Open year-round. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays and County holidays. For more information visit: http://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills Telephone: 610-287-9349.