Carousel Support and Information: National Carousel Association

Welcome to the National Carousel Association!

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Since 1973 the National Carousel Association has been working to keep America's remaining carousels in operation. Through a wide range of programs and projects, the NCA has participated in the restoration and preservation of many of the antique carousels in operation in our country today.

Want to help ensure that these carousels will be around for your children and grandchildren? Join the National Carousel Association today! And now you can join the National Carousel Association online using your credit card or PayPal account!

The New England Carousel Revolution
The 2018 National Carousel Convention

2018 convention logo
It's time to make plans to attend our 2018 Convention!

The convention will be held on September 12 through 16, 2018, and will be headquartered in Windsor Connecticut.

Documents now available online include the 2018 convention schedule and registration form. More . . .

2017 Convention Logo

Pictures from our 2017 convention are Available Here!

There are still 2017 limited edition NCA convention t-shirts available. These are priced at $10.00 (plus $7.00 additional for shipping). Limited quantities are available in sizes L-2X. Send email to the 2017 NCA Convention Committee for more information.

Carousel of the Month - February 2018

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1918 PTC #45
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy of Diane Nance

Our carousel of the month for February is the Woodland Park Carousel at Woodland Park Zoo.

PTC #45 has been at Woodland Park Zoo since 2006. This historic carousel will celebrate its centennial in 2018. The 3 row carousel features 20 standing and 28 jumping horses with 2 chariots.

For more information about the Woodland Park Carousel see the Woodland Park Zoo website.
Donate to the National Carousel Association
Your donations help keep carousels in operation! Consider making a donation today using your credit card or PayPal account!

Be sure to fill out PayPal's "Add special instructions to the seller" field if you would like to let us know more about the reason for your donation.

The National Carousel Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, ID # 22-2165727.
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Jo Summit
Jo Summit
The NCA sadly announces the passing of Jo Summit.

Jo and her husband Rol were two of the key founders of the NCA. Jo was also our first Vice President and our second president. More . . .

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See what's happening in the carousel world by visiting our Facebook Page!
Smile - You Shop. Amazon Gives!
Amazon Smile
The National Carousel Association is now an eligible recipient on Amazon Smile. When you take advantage of this program by shopping at, part of your purchase price can be donated to the NCA!

To begin donating to the NCA every time you buy from, visit, log in with your Amazon account information, select National Carousel Association as your current charity, and start placing orders.

Remember to use whenever you make a purchase from Amazon to keep the donations coming!

Carouse Map

Google Maps!

We're happy to announce that our online carousel census map now takes advantage of Google Maps, providing a better user interface for both desktop and mobile web browsers.

We have also added separate maps for our individual carousel classes:

Check out our maps today, and be sure to explore the features of Google Maps to put the map into satellite view and zoom in on your favorite carousel!

Go Mobile!
We're excited to announce changes to our website to support mobile devices! Visitors to our website who are using mobile devices will be directed to the mobile website, while desktop users will continue to see our desktop site. A new panel at the bottom of every page will provide a selection to switch between these websites.

The mobile website is also great for those who have trouble with smaller fonts. So give it a try today. And please don't hesitate to report any problems that you find to our webmaster.

  If you're using a mobile device, or if you'd like
to view our website with larger fonts,
Try Our Mobile Site!
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