The Southern Maryland Carousel Group, Inc.
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Our plan for the carousel is to have approximately 68 amenities - 48 ponies and animals, 2 chariots, and 18 rounding boards. Since a carousel provides a natural array of themes - including horses, motion, the visual arts, music, nostalgia, and especially childhood, it will enhance other Southern Maryland activities. Through its gift shop and annual school competitions, the project will provide an outlet for locally produced, carousel-related arts and crafts. We also envision that each of our County schools will have their mascot represented in the carousel complex.
When finished, the Southern Maryland Carousel and woodcarving museum will be the only one of its kind in Maryland! The planned 10,000 to 12,000 square foot facility will feature many amenities, including a hand-carved mix of new carousel animals, ponies, chariots, rounding boards and mirrors. Also there will be a fully functional band organ, a git shop, and a special events room. An exciting aspect to the facility will be the woodcarving museum and planned learning center designed to provide a center for continuous, positive activity year-round in the Southern Maryland area.
Beautiful landscaping will enhance the carousel building and will compliment the park setting.
The Southern Maryland Carousel Group's purpose is to generate an interest in American folk art while preserving Southern Maryland history by creating a unique facility in Southern Maryland to house a carousel and woodcarving museum and a woodcarving learning center for youth and adults.
The Carousel / Museum / Learning Center will provide a center of continuous, positive activity at its facility. Operating virtually year-round and well into the evening during the summer months, the Complex will help ensure a continuous flow of visitors and constructive recreational intentions.