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    CAROUSEL HISTORY

    Enjoy this short video -- part of our 100th anniversary launch event -- which features film clips and images of the carousel through the decades. 

    Watch the Video!

     

    Here's another short video history of the carousel.

    Watch the Video!

     

    Did you know that Glen Echo Park's carousel was central to the civil rights story of the Washington, DC area?

    Learn the Civil Rights Story!

     


    You can also get some quick facts about Park's Dentzel carousel from this Fact Sheet & Timeline.

    Read it Here

     

    ¡Ya está disponible en español!

    En Español

     


    NEW!

    We invite you to read our new carousel history booklet, Glen Echo Park Carousel: A Brief History of the First Hundred Years of the W. H. Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park by Barbara Fahs Charles. Read it here or find it in print at the Park (late June 2021)!

     

     


    Learn about the carousel restoration (1983 - 2003) in the book Restoring the Glen Echo Park Carousel by Deborah Lange. Get a copy today! (You can also find information and a short video on the more recent renovation of the carousel roof here.)

    Purchase Here

     

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