Imagine a grand, classic carousel, populated by prancing bears and leaping salmon, galloping horses and bounding hares, a veritable Noah’s ark built by hand and ready to carry a new generation of children into a wonderful world of art and imagination. This dream is coming to life at Albany’s Historic Carousel & Museum, a non-profit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to building a traditional Victorian carousel. The project began in 2002 and it is estimated that it will be completed in 2015; the finished carousel will feature 52 animals and 2 chariots, each hand-painted and carved from basswood with hand tools. Become a part of this incredible project by volunteering to help with the carving and painting of the carousel pieces. No experience is necessary, and volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. Help build a more beautiful community in Albany by supporting the carousel project. The Historic Carousel & Museum is located at 503 First Ave W. in Albany, and is open 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, and until 9 pm on Wednesdays. To volunteer, arrange a group tour or for more information, call (541) 791-3340.
WHERE: 503 First Ave W – Albany