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History of Carousels

February 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Carousels: Then and Now – Mario Medici, Lectures

Chester Library
Virtual – Zoom Program by Chester Library
 Registration is open at www.chesterlib.org

Carousels: Then and Now

Remember the thrill of riding a carousel with the horse bobbing up and down to the sound of the Wurlitzer Band or steam organ (calliope), or maybe if you are old enough catching the brass ring. There was a time when 5,000 carousels dotted the landscape of this country, now 150 remain. Where did they go? How did Coney Island go from 25 carousels to just one today? Who are the masters of this art form? What is the state of carousel production today? This presentation will take you from the earliest days of carousels until the present and attempt to answer these questions and more. Amateur photographer, art history enthusiast, and avid researcher, Mario Medici will take you on this fascinating journey.

Please be prompt, as this is a structured and informative class.                                                                                  The Zoom platform is time-sensitive and late-comers may have difficulty entering the session.

 

Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Mario Medici,Lectures
Donnella Tilery, Adult Programs
(908) 879-7612 ext. 29

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Category:

Organizer

Donnella Tilery
Phone:
9088797612
Email:
donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org
Website:
www.chesterlib.org

Venue

Chester Library
250 W. Main St.
Chester, NJ 07930 United States
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Phone:
908-879-7612
Website:
http://chesterlib.com/