RBM Hosts Scooter History Program
Scooters are not just a mode of transportation; they have become a cultural phenomenon. Whether you are going to work or just out for a fun spin, scooters are an economical and ecologically friendly way to get where you are going. Scooter and mopeds have become very popular in the coastal region particularly during the tourist season. However, it is not just because of convenience that scooters have become so popular. Social groups have evolved in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach made up of scooter riding enthusiasts. Talking with scooter owners and riders in the area, when asked why they ride a scooter the most common phrase is “and it’s fun.” There is a lot of economical fun for young or old.
Janet Bowen, a Reference Librarian at New Cumberland Public Library, and a historian in South Central, Pennsylvania, will share her enthusiasm and knowledge of scooter history at the Rehoboth Beach Museum on July 13th at 7p.m. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The program is free for Historical Society members. A $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Reservations are required. Please call (302) 227-7310 to make a reservation.
Janet Bowen’s passion for scooters grew out of an interest in American transportation and traveling. Her first scooter was a Yamaha Vino 125cc and she currently rides a Vespa Granturismo 200 cc. Janet’s interest in scooters has led her to do research on the evolution of scooters. Owners of scooters are invited to attend and to share scooter stories and experiences.