Cruisin’ is an exhibit hosted by the Rehoboth Beach Museum that celebrates the historical perspective and joy of playing with toys on wheels. Visitors are invited to relive memories of recreational times of the past as they experience an exhibit of vintage bicycles and toys with wheels on loan from local collectors. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 24.
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The public will enjoy the opportunity to discover the exhibit’s display of vintage pieces, memories of joyful hours spent riding bicycles, pedal cars and carefree play with toys in motion.
Visitors will see a Scooter Skudder Ball Bearing Car made around 1919 by the Janesville Products Co. in Janesville Wis.; a 1950s Ladybug Riding Toy created by Margarete Steiff of Giengen, Germany, that has a seat cover made of mohair stuffed with straw and was enjoyed by toddlers; and a Fire City Battalion No. 1 fire truck made by the Murray Co. in Ohio. Bicycles on display will include a Western Flyer Speedline Airflo Bicycle first manufactured in the 1930s, and a 1953 Roadmaster. Toys will include cast-iron motorcycles, metal trucks and cars.
The Rehoboth Beach Museum’s summer hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is at 511 Rehoboth Ave.. Admission is by donation. Parking is available. For information call 302-227-7310 or go to www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
In conjunction with the Cruisin’ exhibit, a national vintage bicycle organization, The Wheelman, will present a daylong demonstration of vintage bicycles in Grove Park in Rehoboth, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 14,
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum are a nonprofit organization. The society’s mission is to preserve and showcase artifacts that illustrate the development of the community. Society members receive free museum admission, newsletters, free admission to lectures, and advance notice of ticketed events.