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Daily at 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM from June 8, 2013 until June 9, 2013
Location: 180 Thompson Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
The Allan Herschell Companies were an important part of the local economy and community in the 19th and 20th centuries. Celebrate the carrousel’s legacy in the Tonawandas by learning about the artistry and engineering of these beautiful historic machines. Tour the museum’s exhibits of antique carrousel animals, see woodcarvers at work, hear the familiar strains of the band organ, and take a ride on the 1916 #1 Special carrousel. In celebration of New York’s “Path Through History” weekend, the museum is offering a variety of fun craft activities for kids inspired by the carrousel and other Herschell rides. A special highlight of the weekend is a lecture and carving demonstration by one of the museum’s skilled woodcarvers at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 8.
Price: Included with paid admission ($6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children ages 2 – 16)