A 1890’s Wooden Traveling Carousel
Our century-old carousel, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is a favorite of young and old. Lovingly restored over a 20 year period, each hand-painted animal is a work of art with special significance. Designers and artists of the Nation’s Capital Chapter of the National Society of Decorative Painters plus John Drew, Cathedral’s Master Carpenter, donated their time and talent for the restoration. Other important persons involved with this impressive acquisition were Pillow Lee, who found the merry-go-round and persuaded the All Hallows Guild Board to purchase it and Joyce Hanks, All Hallows Guild Carousel Chairman who made the restoration a reality.
The carousel is operated once a year at Flower Mart – the first Friday and Saturday of May.
If you would like to make a contribution towards the preservation of our antique carousel – including our “Adopt and Animal” opportunities, click the link for our online Donation Form