Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Director Ian K. Seppala has been announced as part of the inaugural group to participate in Art Services Initiative of Western New York's MEDAL Program. The MEDAL (Molding Executives and Directors as Arts Leaders) program is a six month program for executives within the first three years of their role. For a complete list of the 10 MEDALISTs and more about the program, follow the link below!
Spectrum News Reporter Revathi Janaswamy visited the museum to discuss the opening of the 2023 season, and the opening weekend event, Super Hero Day. Director Ian K. Seppala is noted in stating: “We have four new interactive exhibits and displays for people and a new exhibit on how we're restoring [the] carousel and we're just able to give people a more inside look this year and changed out some of the horses and things so people can see some stuff they haven't seen in a while.”
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Victor Block on theepoctimes.com mentioned the museum in his Vacation and Lean Factory Tours article, linked here. The museum was mentioned along with Mardi Gras World and Hershey's Chocolate World.
HCFM was named as one of the attractions to see while at visiting Niagara Falls for Spring Break. The Lockport locks were also mentioned. A Niagara Falls vacation came in at number three on the list. To read more about a Spring Break vacation to the region, or check out who else made the list, click here or the link below.
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."
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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.
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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.