The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers its fifth segment in its Curatorial Spotlight series with “Brothers and Bicycles.” This special presentation will be delivered in recognition of National Bicycle Month and will take place on May 16, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Metal Technologies, Inc. Education Center.
When most people think of the Duesenberg Brothers they think of automobiles. By the same token, when most people think of the Wright Brothers they think of airplanes. However, what most people don’t realize is that each set of innovative siblings began their journey into the transportation industry with bicycles. “Brothers and Bicycles: The Duesenbergs and the Wrights”, traces the history of these American transportation innovators. Ethan Bowers, archives manager at the museum, will draw parallels between the careers and lives of Fred and August Duesenberg, and Wilbur and Orville Wright. Patrons will learn how these brothers drew inspiration from two-wheel transportation and the wave of bicycle enthusiasm during the 1890s in order to fund and pursue other transportation endeavors.
The Curatorial Spotlight Series is provided by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum as part of their regular admission offerings. Presentations occur the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to view the museum’s various galleries and exhibitions.