How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud

Smart Towns: The Good Roads Movement in Michigan, 1888-1926 – How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud

Old photo of a Model T car

How the safety bicycle and the Model T got farmers out of the mud

Date: Tuesday, November 13

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Admission: Museum Members Free; $5 Public

Registration required at

Light Refreshments 


The Model T is considered Michigan’s most significant contribution bringing change to the world.

The model T revolutionized travel in the United States and was constructed to make car ownership affordable to average American workers. Ford built more than 15 million of the vehicles and they could reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour. But what about the roads that they traveled?

Join historian and author Jim Craft, as he presents the history of road building and maintenance in Michigan.

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads.

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