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.
The 2014 convention and technical conference has come and gone! This convention in New York
visited 11 carousels in 4 days.
Jane's Carousel was one of 11 carousels visited during the 2014 NCA convention
Special thanks go out to convention coordinators Bill and Rita Sharkey and Don
Largent for putting together a convention that came together seamlessly
for 210 attendees!
Pictures from the convention are now available, Have a look!
Carousel of the Month - October 2014
1914 PTC #33 Carousel
St. Paul, MN Photo courtesy of Steve Grooms
The PTC carousel in St. Paul, MN is 100 years old this year! It was carved by little known carver David Lightfoot while he worked for the PTC company. Early in its life the carousel was damaged by a fire which destroyed nearby amusements. The charring can still be found on some of the animals.
In 1988 the carousel was up for auction and was dramatically saved on the auction floor when the owner accepted an offer from a newly formed non-profit group of citizens. The carousel was restored to authentic PTC colors and received NCA's historic carousel Award in 2006.
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
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!
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 problem that you find
to our webmaster.
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