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!

2024 convention

The 2024 National Carousel Convention and Tech Conference

Meet Me In St. Louis

Our 2024 convention and tech conference, Meet Me In St. Louis will be held in the St. Louis, Missouri area on September 25 - 29, 2024.

We will be visiting seven carousels during the convention, in addition to offering technical presentations during our one-day tech conference.

Additional information will be available here as soon as it is available. Check back soon!

More information on our conventions is Available Here.

More information on our tech conferences is Available Here.

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.

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

Merry-Go-Roundup Sample Issue

Not sure what the Merry-Go-Roundup is all about? There is now a sample issue available for online viewing. More . . .
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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!

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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  • Maintaining the Present
  • Ensuring the Future

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