The New England Carousel Museum lecture series, held on the second Thursday of each month in 2019 will feature presentations, exhibition openings, artist talks and workshops. Join scholars and experts as they share their vast knowledge of the art and history of carousels, carvers, artists, and your favorite carousels. Museum After Hours will be held from 6:00-7:30 PM with a wine and cheese reception taking place 6:00-6:30 PM. Admission to this series is included with general admission, and as always museum members are free.
Thursday, August 8: E.J. Morris, preserving his legacy
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Edward Joy Morris built at least 21 beautiful carousels at his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania factory between 1896 and 1903. Sadly, every single one has either disappeared or been split up.