The museum is proud to to congratulate former board member and current volunteer Reanna Darone on her promotion to the role of Director of Convention Sales her our partner organization Destination Niagara USA. She is an excellent representation of the museum and North Tonawanda. For more information, click here, or follow the link below. Way to go Reanna!
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has landed on another 2023 list, as Thetravel.com has named it's top ten Eccentric Museums in North America. The museum comes in fourth on the continent in eccentric museums. The author describes their choices as "These museums, featuring distinctive collections, might seem random or wacky at first glance, but they make traveling more interesting and even more knowledgeable."
Click here for follow the link below to see what other museums made the list.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is again on another list created by Central New York News. HCFM was recently listed in cnynews.com's article: "10 Of the Most Important Historic Sites To See in Buffalo, NY." This list also included the North Park Theater, Forrest Lawn Cemetery, & more.
HCFM has previously been named to multiple list by Central New York News, including:
"12 Great New York Museums Where Kids will Say 'That's Awesome!'"
"Bucket List: 16 Little Known" upstate museums to visit.
For more information click the link here, so below.
Director Ian Seppala gives a presentation for the Carousel Organ Association of America's series "The Wonders of Mechanical Music & Carousels". The program was recorded and edited by the COAA team. HCFM thanks the COAA for all they do in the field of mechanical music.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was selected as one of the One Tank Trips of the year by Channel 7. Click here to read the full article. This includes the prices of the museum and an interview with Director Ian K. Seppala by Taylor Epps. Full video below provided by 7 News Buffalo.
New York Hotels Magazine named the museum's temporary exhibit"Creating Carvers: Celebrating Carving through Student Works"
as one of the 12 Exhibitions to visit. For more information, click here or use the link below.
Director Ian Seppala sat down with online magazine Lancaster Farming to discuss collections, how to find collector's items, and some of the more obscure items on display at the museum.
To view the article, click the link below.
The wedding of Sarah and Patrick Potter was featured on the popular wedding website GreenWeddingShoes.com April 26th. The article showcases a plethora of photographs from their special day; including the ceremony at the museum. To see the article, Click here.
Cat Miller of the television show Passionate Living visited the museum before it opened to show what is on offer. She visits with Executive Director Ian Seppala; learns about the passion of horse carving with volunteer Patrick; and chats with friend of the museum Bill Irr Jr.
Spectrum News Reporter Kelly Khatib visited the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum April 19th 2022 to celebrate the opening of the museum for the season. The below link includes one of her interviews with Executive director Ian Seppala, and multiple social media posts.