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!
Lights, Camera, Carousels!
The 2017 National Carousel Convention

2017 Convention Logo
The stars will be shining September 13-17 for our Southern California convention. Registration and other information is now available HERE!

Please check back frequently for updates. We hope to see you there!

Don't miss out on all of the fun! Be sure to get your registration in by August 5!

Carousel of the Month - August 2017

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1910 Herschell-Spillman
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
Photo courtesy of Jean Bennett

The Balboa Park Carousel is one of the carousels that we will be visiting during our 2017 NCA Carousel Convention.

This 3-row Herschell-Spillman menagerie carousel features 17 different types of animals from camels to zebras as well as three chariots. Music is provided by a North Tonawanda 187 band organ from c. 1912. A ring arm is also operational at the carousel.

The Balboa Park Carousel received the NCA Historical Carousel Award in 1994.

Be sure to have your 2017 NCA Convention registration forms in by August 5 so you can visit this carousel with the NCA!

See the Balboa Park website for more information.

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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Marilyn Reinhardt
Marilyn Reinhardt
Were sorry to announce the passing of our long-time friend, Marilyn Reinhardt. For the past 15 years, Marilyn has served as the archivist for the NCA.

She also volunteered with husband Jerry to create the C.W. Parker carousel museum in Leavenworth, Kansas, and has served the museum since its creation. More . . .

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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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