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Restored Wurlitzer plays again at events like Ottawa's SuperEX 2010.
Restored Wurlitzer plays again at events like Ottawa's SuperEX 2010.

Carnival Museum preserves vanishing memories and artifacts

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Carnivals are something of an endangered species these days. Knowing this was the last time Ottawa's SuperEX would be at historic Lansdowne Park, organizers made space for visiting displays that focus on the rides, sideshows and music long associated with going to the fair - including a restored Wurlitzer organ the size of a small rail car.

Lucy Martin asked Jennifer Walker about the amazing music machine, which led to a conversation about the mission of the Carnival Museum.

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Lucy Martin
Ottawa Correspondent

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