Carrousels Ornaments

We Would Like Your Help

As many as you know, my wife Thelma, and I volunteer at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda, NY.

Last December, we attended the Festival of Trees at the Niagara Power Authority in Niagara Falls (NYPA). We viewed dozens of artificial evergreen trees decorated by area non-profit groups for the festival. Each tree highlighted the important facts, goals, and activities of their organizations.

This year, we would like to have an Allan Herschell Carrousel Tree, which would aim in introducing others to the unique educational and fun aspects of our museum. The trees are provided by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and guests are invited to enjoy the all-new state-of-the-art exhibits at the Niagara Power Vista.


We would like as many people as possible to make an ornament that represents the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. This can be a fun project for both children and adults!


  1. Ornaments should be representative of the museum. (I.E., A photo of someone enjoying a ride, or an event such as a birthday party)
  2. The ornament can be 5" or smaller and can be made of paper, wood, tin, plastic, or fabric, as long as it is not too heavy to put on the tree.
  3. Ornaments may be signed if you like.


Unfortunately, due to the virus problem, please keep any ornaments that you may have made until it is safe to bring them to the museum. You may send a photo and description to, and we will post them on our site.

For more information, contact We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful ornaments!

Ornament Collection

Tree Topper

Finally finished topper for the tree.

Tiny Carrousel

Empty spice bottle and horse charms inspired this tiny carrousel.

Provided by: Thelma Buncy

Tiger Chariot

Detailing is wonderful on the tiger chariot on the kiddie carrousel.

Provided by: Thelma Buncy

Victorian Tea

This ornament celebrates the Victorian Tea which enabled my granddaughter, daughter, and I to dress up & spend an enjoyable afternoon together: Herschell's frog: my first carving from woodcarving class: and the Halloween pumpkins our carvers do.

Provided by: Thelma Buncy

King Billy

"King Billy" a favorite horse on the 1916 carrousel.

Provided by: Thelma Buncy