If you want to feel like a kid again, head to Albany. Here you will find and recapture the magic of your youth at the Albany Historic Carousel & Museum in Albany, Oregon. Board President Wendy Kirbey is today’s modern version of Peter Pan, leading a group of lost boys to Neverland. Only these merry group of painters and woodworking volunteers are not lost and carousel visionary Kirbey is all grown up. Kirbey’s grand plan is to leave the Albany Carousel and Museum behind her one day for her grandchildren and all children and adults to enjoy. Until that vision is complete, visitors are welcome to come to Albany to see a carousel work-in-progress.
Similar to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh, Lightning (pictured in the top photo) has the honor of being the lead horse on the Albany Carousel. A fitting role for this patriotic, flag-wearing, white steed, Lightning will lead the 52 animal carousel located in Albany, Oregon. Marching three deep, along with two ADA compliant wheelchair accessible chariots, the carousel will feature horses, elephants, bears, frogs, cats and other assorted animals on a circular platform. The brightly colored animals have been brought to life in
Geppetto’s workshop Albany’s Historic Carousel & Museum by an all-volunteer crew. Some with little prior carving experience.