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Two women with safety bikes. (Submitted photo)

“Feminism, Freedom, & Fashion: How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights” will be a featured program 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.

More than any other invention, the bicycle was a catalyst for social change in general and women’s liberation in particular. Inspired by the current Historic Courthouse exhibition “Spokes & Folks: The Evolution of Bicycles and Trails in Washington County,” this 30-minute illustrated talk by the exhibition’s curator and art historian Megan Arney Johnston will highlight the impact of bicycles on women’s rights, voting rights, and fashion.

The program is free to attend. Donations will be accepted. Call 651-275-7075 for more information, or email

The Historic Courthouse is at 101 Pine St. W. in Stillwater.

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