OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum is gearing up for Maine’s bicentennial year with their first exhibition – Pedaling to Progress: Bicycles from 1800s - 1920s.
Opening on Saturday, Feb. 22, this exhibit will explore the golden age of a 2-wheeled machine so versatile and liberating that it permanently changed the landscape of American economics and consumer culture, according to the Museum, in a news release.
With daring interactive displays and a dynamic layout, Pedaling to Progress is all about cycling and the countless ways that bicycles have influenced the way people travel. As modern designers continue to advance the industry through cutting-edge technology, cycling culture at its core has always been grounded in social change, like helping the masses shift away from animal power, driving the initial force behind major road improvements and creating new independence for women and middle-class families.
As a bonus for the opening day, the museum will have a full schedule of events, including Imagination Station from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., offering STEM-based family activities for ages 7-12, and an edition of the monthly lecture series, Transport Talks, at 1 p.m., with Kat Johnson from the University of Maine Museum of Art.
All scheduled activities and access to the new exhibition are free with the cost of admission. Individuals under the age of 18 as well as retired career veterans and active-duty military are always admitted for free, according to the Museum.
The museum is located a few miles from downtown Rockland on Route 73.
For more information, visit owlshead.org or call (207) 594-4418, and find the museum on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.