A program on the bicycle’s impact on the social status of women in the years before Women’s Suffrage in New York State, led by historian Kjirsten Gustavson wearing her reproduction 1890s bicycle costume, has been set for Saturday July 27th, at 10 am, at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.
During the late 1890s, bicycles changed the notion of American femininity. This program celebrates the bicycle and spirit of women’s independence.
Following the presentation, attendees are invited to join Gustavson for a short bike trip around the historic site. Before the 10 am program, community volunteer Sepp Scanlin will offer a bicycle tour in the village starting at 9 am at the bandstand by the harbor.
Call (315) 646-3634 to reserve a spot, space is limited. Admission is $5 per adult, free for children under 12. Children younger than fourteen years of age must wear a helmet and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is located at 504 W Main Street, Sackets Harbor. More information is available on their website, or by calling (315) 646-3634.