ICYMI-2017 is The Year of the Bike

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Artifacts
ICYMI-2017 is The Year of the Bike

While there is some confusion around when and who invented it, 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the first “practically used bicycle”. The German Baron Karl von Drais developed the Laufmaschine (or Running Machine” in English.) in response to a shortage of horses. Because of our work with a number of environmental organizations, and the […]

Trail Towns

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 in Artifacts

I recently attended the Trail Towns conference, put on by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College. This day-long conference brought together leaders and stakeholders in the communities that lie along the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Trails. The conference was really well done, with speakers from municipal, environmental, […]