Shelby Bicycle Museum options Mansfield bike historical past

Two antique bicycles hang on the wall at the new Shelby Bicycle Museum in the Shelby Justice Center.

SHELBY — The town of Shelby has a brand new historic website.

The Shelby Bicycle Museum held a dedication ceremony Thursday night on the Shelby Justice Middle on Mack Avenue to introduce the brand new museum to the general public.

Members of The Shelby Cycle Historic Society, a bunch of individuals devoted to gathering and preserving the reminiscence of the businesses that comprised a significant a part of Shelby’s important supply of commerce within the twentieth century, are answerable for pushing ahead with the museum. The committee consists of 30 members who stay wherever from Shelby, Ohio, to Texas to California.

Shelby is thought for having a wealthy historical past of bicycle manufacturing. The present location of the Shelby Bicycle Museum was once the grounds of the unique Shelby Cycle Manufacturing facility and this 12 months marks the one centesimal anniversary of the beginning of the Shelby Cycle Body Builders, which went on to grew to become the Shelby Cycle Firm.

A mural of Clarence "Whippet" Wagner and his bicycle in 1927 are on display at the Shelby Justice Center.

“I feel it was about three or 4 years in the past, Stan Cain and Lance Combs began speaking about placing just a few bikes up on the partitions to honor the bicycle business that was there,” stated Christina Drain, president and founding father of the Shelby Cycle Historic Society. 

$29,000 grant from Ohio Humanities Council

The Shelby Cycle Historic Society obtained a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council to create the interactive museum within the Shelby Justice Middle. They had been awarded a $29,000 grant that included greater than $10,000 of volunteer analysis time and $5,000 to buy a show case, bicycle racks, and interpretive panels and murals.

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