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Carrousel Museum introduces new program for homeschooled students

by jmaloni

Press release

Mon, Feb 25th 2013 07:00 am

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is excited to offer its first annual "Home School Day," designed specifically for home-educated children and their families. Participants will be able to tour the museum's displays of historic carrousel animals, talk with woodcarvers at work, and see demonstrations of how band organ music is produced.

Students will do more than just watch though, as they practice these skills with activities such as soap carving, arranging a band organ tune, and more. Explore the science, art, and history of carrousels during this unique opportunity on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Cost for this program is $6 per person; children under 2 are free. Coupons and passes are not accepted for this event, but Carousel Society members receive $1 off admission. Advance registration and payment are required by Monday, March 11; call 716-693-1885 to sign-up. Space is limited.

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is housed in the historic Allan Herschell Company Factory building at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. For directions and further information about special events, programs, or group tours, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org call 716-693-1885 or email [email protected].

Note: Activities are designed for school-age children and linked to the New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum. Younger children are welcome to attend, but may not be able to participate in all activities. Bag lunches are welcome.

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