This museum features a working merry-go-round, exhibits, photographs and carving demonstrations. The building housing the museum was constructed in the 1920s (at the peak of the hand carved carousel) for use as Sandusky
's United States Post Office. Possibly the only post office in the nation to have a rounded front facade, the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The post office vacated the building in 1987, when it moved to new, more spacious facilities. Only a few basic structural changes were made to the building to make it into the Merry-Go-Round Museum. Four large supporting posts were removed in the main exhibit area to accommodate the size of the carousel, and two steel beams, 36-inches wide and 60-feet long were installed in the ceiling. Each of these beams weighed 200 pounds per foot. Additional support was also installed into the basement to carry the weight of the carousel.
Other History nearby:
(Milan) Edison Birthplace Museum
(Norwalk) Firelands Museum
(Sandusky) Follett House Museum
(Findlay) Ghost Town Museum Park
(Findlay) Hancock County Courthouse
(Findlay) Hancock Historical Museum
08/09 Coming to The Sandusky area
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Dover OH August9-11 Our 24th Annual Festival Plate is honoring the 1962 Class A State Football Champions from Dennison Saint Mary's High School.
Italian-American Heritage Festival Warren OH August9-12 Bocce and morra tournaments, pasta sauce contest, homemade wine tasting.