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6 p.m. Curator’s Tour: Amusing The Masses on Coney Island and Beyond
October 15, 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Our spectacular new exhibition, “William F. Mangels: Amusing the Masses on Coney Island and Beyond,” is now showing in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel. It celebrates William F. Mangels, who from 1900 to 1925 was the largest manufacturer of amusement park rides, carousels, and shooting galleries in America.
Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood historian and exhibition curator, for a behind-the-scenes look at how this exhibition evolved – the collectors, museums, artists, and archives that joined forces make this unique exhibition — featuring an antique carousel horse, a one-ton shooting gallery, Whip cars, a Kiddie fire engine, Speed Boat, and Pony Cart, as well as video and slide shows- a reality.
Preceding the curator’s tour, Jeff will lead a Coney Island- themed trolley tour of Green-Wood, including a visit to the Mangels’s family lot, Steeplechase’s George Tilyou, Coney Island restauranteur and inventor of the hot dog Charles Feltman, and the “Czar of Coney Island,” Boss John McKane.
Admission includes the exhibition tour and the trolley tour. $15 for members/$20 for non-members.
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