Carousel Support and Information: National Carousel Association

Welcome to the National Carousel Association!

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!
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The 2014 Convention
We're excited about our 2014 NCA Convention, to be held September 17th through September 21st in one of the most significant historical carousel cities in North America, New York City / Long Island, New York.

Pre & Post Convention tours are also planned along with a Tech Day workshop on September 17th. Details for the 2014 Convention are being added weekly. Visit our 2014 Convention Home Page to begin your New York Carousel Rhapsody convention tour.

What's up at the NCA?

The 2013 Convention
Our 2013 convention has now come and gone. We all had a great time visiting carousels and sightseeing in the Leavenworth, Kansas area. Take a look at some pictures from our convention!

The convention was over all too soon, but as they say There's No Place Like Home!

NCA Board Members at Saturday's banquet
and fundraising auction!!!
We have just obtained the domain name!!! We hope you find this new name easier to remember, and we're sure that you'll find this shorter name easier to enter into your mobile device.

Our previous domain names, and are still in operation so that references to our website in printed material and from other websites are still valid, but requests for these other domain names will direct you to our new name,!

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 problem that you find to our webmaster.

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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!

Find Us on Facebook!
See what's happening in the carousel world by visiting our Facebook Page!
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Carousel of the Month - August 2014

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1915 Mangels/Carmel Carousel
Rye Playland
Rye, NY
Photo courtesy of John Caruso

This 1915 Mangels/Carmel Carousel will be celebrating its 100th birthday next year. We'll be stopping by when it's only 99 years old to pay a visit during our 2014 Convention.

This carousel features 48 jumping horses, 18 standing horses, and 3 chariots. The music is provided by a McDonough 165 band organ that has a Gavioli facade.

The National Carousel Association
  • Preserving the Past
  • Maintaining the Present
  • Ensuring the Future

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