On Sunday, August 26 at 10 am, historian Kjirsten Gustavson is set to present “Women on a Wheel” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. The program will combine history, costumed interpretation, and a short bike ride through the hamlet of Staatsburg, which surrounds the Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River.
In the 19th Century, the bicycle took the world by storm, and in the process, transformed women’s lives. Suddenly, they were more athletic, more mobile and… in need of bloomers. Susan B. Anthony once said of the bicycle, “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.” [Read more…] about Women on a Wheel: History Talk and Bike Ride