Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Small Museum of the Month: The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is housed in and interprets the Allan Herschell Company factory building in North Tonawanda, New York. The building is listed on the NYS and National Registers of Historic Places. The museum has numerous exhibits and demonstrations that tell the story of the production of carousels, other rides, and band organs in the city. The Herschell companies were the world’s largest producers of amusement rides in the country until the late 1950’s. The museum has recently received a “Save America’s Treasures” grant to stabilize the wonderful wood trusses in the carving Shop. Numerous family events, carving classes, Children’s Gallery and other programming make this an active, exciting site to visit.

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

PO Box 672, 180 Thompson St.

North Tonawanda, NY 14120

phone: 716-693-1885

fax: 716-743-9018

Open April 1 – mid-June, Wed – Sunday, noon – 4PM; Mid-June- Labor Day, Sunday, Noon -4 Pm and Monday – Saturday, 10 AAM – 4 PM; After Labor DayDec 22, Wed – Sunday, Noon – 4 PM.; Tours available year round, any time.

Admission: $5 Adult, $4 Senior, $2.50 Child – general admission. Handicapped accessible

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Photo of Museum of the Month will be added to the front page of the SMA website shortly. All photos courtesy of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.

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