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Nunley Carousel Relived at North Shore Historical Museum Event

As part of its 2009 Lunch and Lecture Series, the North Shore Historical Museum recently hosted a visual history of the revival of Long Island’s renowned Nunley Carousel at Glen Cove’s Page One Restaurant.

Historian and videographer Barry Rivadue, a museum board member, had spent the past 18 years compiling the visual history of the Nunley Carousel, one of the nation’s last remaining hand carved wooden carousels. The Carousel, built in 1912, was dismantled and sat for many years in a storage shed until it was ultimately restored and is now operating on Museum Row at Mitchell Field.

Linda Darby, organizer of the lecture series said, “We were fortunate to have Barry’s expertise in visually capturing this colorful aspect of Long Island’s history.”

Mr. Rivadue has also filmed oral histories of many North Shore residents, capturing their memories for the Museum’s archives. The Carousel video was narrated and features a poem about Nunley’s Carousel by Victoria Crosby, Glen Cove’s poet laureate and vice president of the museum.