BRISTOL - The New England Carousel Museum is hosting a Museum After Hours lecture Thursday, March 14, to showcase the major differences between carousels in America and Europe.
The program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the museum at 95 Riverside Ave.
Carousel Museum subject specialist Cate Mahoney will discuss the great carousels of Europe, how they differ from their American counterparts, and how immigrant carvers were impacted by America’s social fabric, freedoms, and personalities.
Mahoney will also discuss the shift that led to an artistic revolution and explosion that created the golden age of the American carousel industry.
Museum After Hours is a lecture series held on the second Thursday of each month this year and will feature presentations, exhibition openings, artist talks and workshops. Guests can 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 to 7:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception taking place from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Admission to this series is free with general admission, and, as always, museum members are admitted to the museum free.