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Dentzel Carousel 100th Anniversary Lecture Series: "Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels"

Presented by Montgomery History and Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 14, 2021

Dentzel Carousel 100th Anniversary Lecture Series: "Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels"

Join the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Montgomery History for this four-part lecture series celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of Montgomery County’s most important cultural icons: the Dentzel Carousel.

“Glen Echo’s Two Great Carousels: Coney Island versus Philadelphia Style”
with Barbara Fahs Charles
April 14, 2021 | 7:30pm
Before Glen Echo’s wonderful W. H. Dentzel carousel was delivered from Philadelphia in 1921, the park featured a large carousel created in Coney Island by W. F. Mangels with horses and chariots by M. C. Illions. This presentation will consider why each of the carousels was purchased, compare the regional styles of the two manufacturers, introduce the men who carved and

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