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LP Historical Society to host bicycle scavenger hunt

LP Historical Society to host bicycle scavenger hunt

The Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum will host its second Ride & Seek bicycle scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 23. The second Litchfield Park Ride…

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The Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum will host its second Ride & Seek bicycle scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 23. The second Litchfield Park Ride & Seek bicycle scavenger hunt will be Saturday, April 23.

Organized by the Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum, the event is a family-friendly way for bicyclists to learn more about the Southwest Valley’s history.

With the pandemic limiting opportunities to gather in smaller spaces last year, organizers created a way for people to explore the local landscape to learn about interesting events and people.

“It’s fun to really point out all these connections to major historical events and have people really appreciate those unique parts of the Valley and hop on their bikes, get outside, enjoy the day, and do something with family and friends,” said Lisa Hegarty, vice president of the Litchfield Park Historical Society.

Bike-friendly streets and the city’s long history that started with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company made Litchfield Park the perfect spot for the event last year. Hegarty said she’s happy it’s returning.

“The response was fantastic. We heard from people who have lived their whole lives here who said they learned something new,” Hegarty said.

Last year’s nearly 200 participants learned about the Southwest Valley along with the area’s connection to historical events like role of the WPA in the 1930s and WWI flying ace Lt. Frank Luke Jr.“It was just a great success last year, and we got such great feedback,” Hegarty said. “We put a lot of work into it, and I […]

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