Experience the fascinating history of the Carousel on an old fashioned scrolling Crankie Theater created and performed by Bill Dentzel. Then visit Bill at Thing at Fort Worden over the weekend to ride one of his historic carousels. The show will be more interesting for older children and their families.
William (Bill) Dentzel, fifth generation Carouselmaker, learned the carouselmaking craft from family, decades of antique restoration and new carousel building. Sharing this craft, especially with the children and families of underserved communities, has been his life work (aside from wooden boat and house carpentry).