The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is proud to be a participating venue in New York’s Path Through History Weekends taking place in early June. Celebrating the state’s unique historical and cultural significance, Path Through History Weekends feature special programs and events from New York City, north to the Canadian border, west to Buffalo, and everywhere in between. It’s an exciting state-wide event and a great way to kick-off the summer tourism season.
You can take part by discovering the carrousel’s legacy in the Tonawandas on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 – 9, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the museum. 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. A special highlight of the weekend is a lecture and carving demonstration by the museum’s carving instructor at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 8. Younger visitors will enjoy craft activities inspired by the carrousel and other Herschell rides. All activities are included with regular museum admission ($6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 students ages 2 – 16).
New York’s history is a profound competitive advantage for the state: protecting, preserving and promoting our heritage resources is a critical component of economic development and revitalization of communities throughout the state. In August 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of “Path Through History,” an initiative which will not only showcase New York State’s history and cultural significance, but also promote tourism and economic development in every region of the state. In 2013 “New York Heritage Weekend” was integrated into this new overall statewide heritage tourism plan, becoming Path Through History Weekends.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is housed in the historic Allan Herschell Company Factory building at 180 Thompson Street, North Tonawanda. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, visit our web site: www.carrouselmuseum.org or contact us at 716-693-1885 or firstname.lastname@example.org