Museums and Historical Societies

This page is for any individual, organization, or company whose purpose is the preservation of the heritage of the outdoor amusement industry. It is only through their work that we can maintain the history of our industry and educate future generations on the key roll of traveling entertainment in our culture.

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Amusement Ride Extravaganza
Dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of amusement rides, worldwide.
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The Barnum Museum
is dedicated to rising to the challenges we are now facing in the aftermath of the tornado as we examine, restore and re-engage the glory of the Museum for all to enjoy. P.T. Barnum never let his public down, and to honor the Great American Showman, we hope you will stand with us as we begin our recovery efforts.
Phone 203-331-1104
Fax: 203-331-0079
820 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Circus Fans Association of America
Their purpose is to provide educational resources related the circus. To promote an understanding and appreciation of the art of the circus.
2704 Marshall Ave.
Lorain, OH 44052-4315

Circus Historical Society, Inc.
Founded in 1939, the Circus Historical Society, Inc. (CHS) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to recording the history of the American circus from the first one in Philadelphia during 1793 to today. Membership includes people from all walks of life including historians, scholars, circus personnel, memorabilia collectors, Americana specialists and just folks who share both a love of the circus and a desire to preserve and disseminate its great and interesting heritage.

Circus Museum of Denmark
Tel: (+45) 36 49 00 30
2650 Hvidovre

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Phone 716-693-1885
Fax: 716-743-9018
P. O. Box 672
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Windjammers Unlimited
is a historical music society that is dedicated to the preservation of traditional music of the circus.
Phone 216-236-8241
P. O. Box 31145
Independence, OH 44131-0145