A premiere showing of a film, “The Rocky Springs Carousel at Dollywood”, will take place on First Friday, October 7 at 7: 00 p.m. in the Mulberry Art Studios, 19-21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster. This film shows the carousel in operation in the mid-1990s and its demolition in early 1999.
The Rocky Springs Carousel was brought to Lancaster on Oct. 17, 1999. It was purchased for $1.3 million in private donations but city politics and other factors interfered and it was placed in storage, where it remains to this day.
Eileen Gregg’s new book, Lancaster’s Hidden Treasure: The Rocky Springs Dentzel Carousel, will be available for purchase and signing at this event. Flash drives containing more than 4 hours of music from the 1901 Gavili organ on the carousel will also be available for purchase.
Before and after the showing, those attending will have an opportunity to visit the opening exhibit of two local artists in the galleries at Mulberry Art Studios.
There is no charge for the event, but those planning to attend are requested to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive further information and updates.