Carousel Support and Information: National Carousel Association

Welcome to the National Carousel Association!

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“The purpose of the NCA shall be to promote conservation, appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of the art of the classic wooden carousel and especially the preservation of complete operating carousels.”

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 NCA or renew your membership online using your credit card or PayPal account!

NCA Gift Membership
Looking for a unique gift for someone special on your holiday list? Consider a gift membership to the National Carousel Association. Each membership includes online access to every issue of our quarterly publication The Merry-Go-Roundup, as well as printed copies of the remaining issues for the membership year (if any). Membership fees are used to help keep our carousels in operation. Learn More . . .
Merry-Go-Roundup Online!

We are excited about a new feature on our website, the Merry-Go-Roundup Online! Every issue of our quarterly publication, the Merry-Go-Roundup is available to our members for online viewing!

Researchers and historians will love the provided search feature, allowing text searches through 50 years of Merry-Go-Roundup with results typically returned in sub-second time!

Members will receive a username and password for accessing this new feature along with their 2024 membership cards, which are expected to be delivered to our members in early November.

More information is available on our Merry-Go_Roundup Online web page.

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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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!

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  • Ensuring the Future

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