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.
Temporary Exhibit Lands on 12 exhibitions to visit this summer in upstate New York List
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.
HCFM Named one of "12 Great New York museums where kids will say 'That's awesome!'"
In an article by Central New York News, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was included as one of the "12 Great New York Museums Where Kids will Say 'That's Awesome!'" The list includes the Farmer's museum of Cooperstown, the Kazoo Factory Museum of Eden, and More! To see the complete list, click below.
Museum lands on List of "13 of the Most Dazzling and Historic Carousels in New York State"
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was recently listed on the WNBF News Radio site as one of the top 13 carousels in New York State. According to the article: "We are so lucky to have 46 historic, working carousels in the Empire State. Here is a list of 13 of the best!"
The museum's 1916 Allan Herschell Special Number One Carousel was the first Carousel on the list! To read the article, and to see what other carousels made the list (there are FIVE North Tonawanda built carousels on the list) follow the link below!
Read More: Take a Ride on Any of These 13 Historic New York Carousels
Executive Director Ian K. Seppala joined an esteemed panel to discuss the Stewart Park Carousel located in Ithaca New York. The presentation includes a brief history of later Herschell Carousels, a discussion on the history of Stewart Park, The restoration of the carousel, and more! A big thank you to all of the presenters and the Friends of Stewart Park for hosting such a wonderful program!