A Century of Spine-Tingling Spectacles
Originally on display June 15 - September 8, 2019
Step right up and behold amazing displays of danger and derring-do! Daredevils have thrilled audiences for centuries. What began with horse trick riders in circuses inspired new generations of entertainers on bicycles, motorcycles, cars – even flying sofa chairs. From touring thrill shows to Hollywood movie stunt work, “Daredevils” celebrates the exciting history of these death-defying entertainers who spend countless hours perfecting their exploits. Witness how incredible feats from long ago inspire modern-day risk-takers.
Drawing on the legendary acts from around the world that have left audiences in awe, “Daredevils” features a cavalcade of performers who’ve leapt to fame. A few highlights include:
“Daredevils” opened Saturday, June 15 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8, with special performances on campus, custom-made gear in The Shop and more head-spinning activities throughout the summer, including performances from Division BMX (Thursday, June 6, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 22, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, July 20, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, August 10, 1 – 4 p.m.) and the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps during H-D Museum’s Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally on Saturday, July 13. The H-D Museum cordially invites one and all, children big and small to behold how daredevils are born!
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