We hope you were able to participate in our months-long celebration of the Carousel's 100th Anniversary! Thousands of people joined us for lectures, story time, carousel family days, and more! Many of these events were virtual, so if you missed them you can still participate! Just click on the Events & Activities link!

    View the Carousel Anniversary retrospective below to learn about all that was presented as part of the birthday celebration. Click the link to view media coverage/

    Carousel 100th Anniversary Retrospective ⬇️ | Carousel 100th Anniversary Media Coverage 





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    Events & Activities 

  • old black and white photo of the carousel with people outside

    Carousel History

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    Carousel Stories Project

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    Contests & Social Media 

  • carousel 100th anniversary logo tote bag

    Support the Carousel


Heritage Award Winner!

On January 13, Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of Maryland State Arts Council, announced the winners of its 2021 Heritage Awards, which recognize long-term achievement in the traditional arts. Three Heritage Awards are given annually: one each in the categories of Person or People, Place, and Tradition

We were thrilled to be recognized with the award in the "Place" category for our historic Dentzel carousel.




Carousel 100th Anniversary logo artwork: Original Serigraph by Joseph Craig English

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Long and Foster Logo       MHAA logo

Corcoran Womens Committee   Geico logo    OPaL Logo     Loring Logo   MSAC logo


     Quinn Evans logo      Mr. Fab Logo    Heritage Montgomery logo    David M Schwarz Architects logo

    MoCo Gov logo      Nps logo      

Carol Trawick

Chris and Carol Sue Fromboluti • John and Heather Hanson • Les Mardiks • Ed and Susan O'Connell • Martha Morris and Joe Shannon • Karen Wilson

Adrienne Dominguez • Lois Ireland and Pierre Huggins • Christine Mayo • Emily Porter • Margo Reid, Capacity Partners* • Ann Schnare

Adeptus Partners, LLC • Deb Jung and Ben Bialek • Peter and Charlotte Dean • Daphne Clones and Eric Federing • Fiona and Burr Gray • Alyssa Merwin and Richard Henderson • Gretchen Gaston and Craig Hille • Elizabeth Kellar • Law & Associates, Inc. • Susan Gilbert and Ron Schechter

Emily Parsons and Thom Amdur • Dorothy Boerner • Capital Bank • Carol Bowis • Founders Bank • Polly Hahn • Patty Howie • Emi Lotto • Print1 Printing & Copying* • Paris Singer • Total Wine & More* • Beth Rogers and Mike Zangwill

* In-kind sponsor


This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

This project has been financed in part with funds from Heritage Montgomery and Montgomery County Government.