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The Velocipede Museum's Grand Opening in Newburgh 8/10 

Last Updated: 08/13/2018 10:56 am

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August 10 marks the inauguration of Newburgh's latest downtown attraction—the Velocipede Museum. In 2015, the owners of Motorcyclepedia Museum purchased the historic Labor Temple at 109 Liberty Street and began a lengthy gut renovation to create an annex exhibition space. Velocipede is the umbrella term for all human-powered vehicles with wheels. While only the first floor of the three-story building will be open until renovations are completed, there are already nearly 50 bicycles of all shapes, sizes, and eras dating as far back as 1820. "It is very cool because the inside of the building was a meeting hall, so it lends itself beautifully to being a gallery space," says Chris Knasiak, Motorcyclepedia Museum Coordinator. Perch atop the vintage Penny Farthing, browse the tri- and quad-cycles, and learn about the evolution of the bicycle. The front of the building has been preserved as a workshop, and in future will be a space for kids' workshops, teaching basic bicycle skills like tire-changing and chain adjustment. The grand opening of The Velocipede is on August 10 at 3pm, and the museum will be open ongoing on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Admission will allow access to both museums. 

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