Carousel News and Trader Magazine: Carousel photographs, in-depth history, current events and more.
Merry Go Roundup: Official publication of the National Carousel Association. Published quarterly and free to NCA members.
Pullen Park, Raleigh: Pullen Park provides citizens with a variety of recreational opportunities. Its star attraction, however, is its carousel.
Glen Echo Park, Maryland: Glen Echo Park’s historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel completed its 90th season in September 2010.
National Carousel Association Census: Census of Operating North American Carousels.
Wikipedia: History and other information about carousels.
Essortment: Essortment is a general source of information. Here is their article on the history of the carousel.
C. W. Parker Carousel Museum: Charles Wallace Parker of Abilene, Kansas bought a used carousel in 1892. A few years later he began the C.W. Parker factory, and produced roughly 1,000 carousels. The museum is in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Herschell Factory Carousel Museum: The museum is located in the original Allan Herschell Company factory complex, North Tonawanda, NY.
Brass Ring Entertainment: Traditional American carousel builder.
Americanna Antiques: Individual animals and pieces for sale.
Wikipedia: An account of the history, buiding, and operation of fairground organ.
Carousel music store: Music samples
Wurlitzer 165 sound files: From a catalog of Wurlitzer band organ rolls compiled by Gary Watkins.
I am proud to have worked with the following restorers on various projects over the years.
Dan Horenberger: Brass Ring Entertainment. Full service restoration, carousel.
Todd Goings: Carousels and Carvings. Full service restoration, new carousels, parts production.
Lise Liepman: Carousel painter.
Pam Hessey: Carousel painter.
Rick Borstelman: Professional artist and carousel painter.
Ed and Adriana Roth: A and E Sculpting. Carver extraordinaire and carousel painter.