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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! And now you can join the National Carousel Association online using your credit card or PayPal account!
Looking for a unique gift for someone special on your holiday list? Consider a gift membership to the National Carousel Association. Each membership includes four copies of our quarterly publication, The Merry-Go-Roundup, and membership fees are used to help keep our carousels in operation. Learn More . . .
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The 2015 National Carousel Convention

Be sure to make plans to attend our 2015 Convention in Hampton, VA!

The tentative plans and schedule for the convention are Available Now!

Carousel of the Month - December 2014

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1915 Herschell-Spillman Carousel
New York State Museum
Albany, NY
Photo courtesy of Jean Bennett

The Carousel of the Month for December is the Herschell-Spillman Carousel located in the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. It is located on the 4th floor of the museum, and the rides on the carousel are included in the price of admission.

It is an unusual carousel for its c.1914/1915 vintage in that it includes all Charles Dare figures, including a pair of donkeys and a pair of deer. It has 2 chariots (one that rocks), and a spinning tub. The frame is a rare Herschell-Spillman frame with grasshopper poles. Beautifully restored, each figure contains German marble eyes and real tails.

The Museum is featuring other holiday events and displays for the month of December and the carousel offers a ride every 15 minutes for the price of a smile.

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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!

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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The 2014 Convention

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!



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