Elaine Wilson Carousel 100th Anniversary at The Strong Museum May 12

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

April 12, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Elaine Wilson Carousel 100th Anniversary
at The Strong® Museum
May 12

Celebrate the centennial of one of the museum’s largest artifacts during the Elaine Wilson Carousel 100th Anniversary at The Strong museum on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a free ride, discover how the carousel is maintained by museum staff, and more.

Enjoy one free ride per person on the carousel with paid admission. Learn how museum conservators care for and preserve the carousel at special presentations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit representatives from the Herschell Carousel Factory museum to learn about the history of carousels, design your own carousel horse, and more.

Manufactured in 1918 by the Allan Herschell Company in nearby North Tonawanda, New York, The Strong’s carousel is an example of a historic county fair-style machine. It is named in honor of the late Elaine P. Wilson in recognition of the Elaine P. Wilson and Richard U. Wilson Foundation’s generous support of the museum.

All Elaine Wilson Carousel 100th Anniversary activities are included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.



Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $15, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.