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Summary

  • The 1922 Denzel carousel opens on the National Mall accompanied by a steam calliope. The Smithsonian Museum Service was charged with its operation at this time. In 1977, the carousel celebrated it's tenth anniversary of operation on the Mall.
  • In 1981 the carousel was replaced with a carousel from Baltimore's Gwynn Oak Park.

Subject

Smithsonian Museum Service

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 38.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977, p. 8.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," April 1981, p. 1, 3.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 12, 1967

Topic

  • Public programs
  • Children
  • Merry-go-round
  • Facilities and Grounds

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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