Historical Lecture of the Balboa Park Carousel

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Local nonprofit Friends of Balboa Park will be hosting a historical lecture about the historical significance of the iconic Balboa Park Carousel and Friends’ plans for its future. The event, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August at the Balboa Park Carousel, located at 1889 Zoo Place in Balboa Park, will feature prominent local historical architect David Marshall, president of Heritage Architecture & Planning and board chairman of nonprofit Friends of Balboa Park. He will be highlighting the landmark, one of the oldest of its kind in the nation, for its architectural and historical significance for San Diego.

In 2017, Friends purchased the historic Balboa Park Carousel, and launched a multi-year $3 million fundraising capital campaign to restore and complete the purchase of the Carousel. The campaign recently surpassed the $1.9 million mark, thanks to the community’s generosity.  Funds are still needed to reach the next milestone. For more information, visit www.friendsofbalboapark.org or call (619) 232-2282.

The cost for attending the lecture is $10 for members, and $20 non-members (which includes a carousel ride).  RSVP at https://bit.ly/2Zln3ZF or events@friendsofbalboapark.org.

This photo shows how the carousel was complemented by other on site activities at Balboa Park.

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