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.
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.
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!
A recent article on the Family Vacationist named the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as one of the Best 25 Things to Do in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Author Dave Parfitt is a well-known travel writer, with credits including Lonely Planet, AAA, & US News & World Report among others. Listed in the Family-Friendly Attractions section, Dave notes:
"Amusement park fans should stop at the Herschell Carrousel Factory in North Tonawanda, midway between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, where half of the hand-carved wooden carousels in North America were created. Head to this early 1900s factory to see the carving floor and take a ride on one of the two historic merry-go-rounds."
To see what other recommendations Dave Parfitt has, or to read the whole article, follow the link below:
Carrousel Chats are a free virtual program series presented by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. They consist of presentations from experts in the amusement field and then a question and answer session. Carrousel Chats Episode 1: Maintaining Historic Carousels aired on November 11, 2021. An extra special THANK YOU to Bill Brown of Balboa Park Carousel for presenting at the first Carrousel Chat!
This program is made possible by the Museum Association of New York Building Capacity Grant.