2005 27 minutes
For generations of Washingtonians, a ride on Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel carousel is a treasured memory. Their recollections evoke the carousel’s many roles over time: from an amusement park ride, to a symbol for the civil rights movement, to an endangered work of art.
“Charming and nicely lensed…A rewarding slice of Americana, this is recommended.”
-Jane Reed, Video Librarian
“As well as being rich in historical information and meaningful interviews, there is never a moment wasted on screen…'Carousel of Memories' is a must own for anyone who has ever had the pleasure of visiting Glen Echo Park, as well as any and all carousel enthusiasts.”
-Roland Hopkins, The Carousel News and Trader
“This lovingly prepared documentary reflects on the social, political, and personal events surrounding the popularity, decline, and rejuvenation of this hallmark of Americana.”
- Dwain Thomas, School Library Journal
“’Carousel of Memories’ is an enjoyable and informative program that explores the enduring hold these rides have on our imaginations.”
- Chad Randl, CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship
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PBS Broadcasts: WMPT (Maryland Public Television), WHUT (Howard University Television)
Screenings: Glen Echo Park Visitor Center on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.; Our City Film Festival, 2009; Maryland Film Festival, 2007; D.C. Independent Film Festival, 2007; Fifth Annual Takoma Park Film Festival, 2006.
Award: 2007 Montgomery County Award for Historic Preservation as an outstanding educational history project by Montgomery Preservation, Inc.
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