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September 1, 2013

Living history -- Herschell style

After years of work and planning, museum's Kiddieland opens to public

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Tonawanda News — Inside the museum, Audrey Balsdon, 5, of the Town of Tonawanda and Colin Carlucci, 5, of Kenmore, took a break from the outdoor Kiddieland rides to take a spin on the 1940s kiddie carrousel and play with some of the items in the children’s gallery.

“It’s awesome,” Carlucci said. “I like all of the rides there. I really liked the planes (helicopters).”

Jackie Martin-Balsdon said that Audrey visited the museum recently and got a glimpse of the new rides before they started operation.

“We had to come today,” she said, “because she’s been talking about it all week.”

Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at jill.keppeler@tonawanda-news.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JillKeppeler.

IF YOU GO • WHAT: Kiddieland opening weekend • WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. today and Monday, weekends through October, weather permitting • WHERE: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda • COST: Admission to the museum is $6 adults, $5 seniors and $3 children ages 2 to 16. Admission includes one ride token; additional tokens may be purchased for 50 cents. • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 693-1885 or visit carrouselmuseum.org.

Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at jill.keppeler@tonawanda-news.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JillKeppeler.

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