This full-sized carousel, made between 1912 and 1916 by the Herschell-Spillman Company of North Tonawanda, New York, represents the heart and soul of amusement rides at the turn of the 20th Century.

A familiar memento of American childhood, the State Museum is fortunate to have been able to play a role in the preservation—and continued enjoyment—of this example of American folk art and popular entertainment.