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Elsa Von Blumen - Bicyclist /Suffragette Extraordinaire

October 23, 2021 at 9:00 PM

If you do not recognize the name Elsa Von Blumen, you are not alone. She was a Rochesterian in the 1880s who raced high-wheeled bikes against horses, skaters, male cyclists, and eventually women cyclists. In an era when women were expected to stay at home, tend the household, and raise the children, Elsa succeeded in a sport dominated by men and helped pave the way for women to find the courage to break social taboos. Join us on Thursday, November 4 from 7-8:30pm as we welcome Karen Lankeshofer to introduce us to Elsa Von Blumen, Rochester native, bicyclist, and suffragette extraordinaire. This event will meet in person in the library's community room. Please register.

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