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Event name

Celebrating 100 Years of the Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park

When

Wed 04 / 14 / 2021
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where

Zoom

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed

Price

FREE
Offered by Montgomery History, free and open to all.  
 
Celebrating 100 Years of the Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park
 
"Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels: Coney Island versus Philadelphia Style"
with Barbara Fahs Charles
 
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 built the two carousels, and show how W. H. Dentzel recycled elements from the Glen Echo Mangels carousel into a “new” carousel in 1922.